Air Navigation Services Agreement
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov today announced the signing of an Air Navigation Services (ANS) Agreement between the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the State Air Traffic Management Corporation of the Russian Federation (ATM Corporation), which will increase U.S. – Russia air traffic control and navigation cooperation. This agreement is yet another step being taken to enhance cooperation on civil aviation between the U.S. and Russia and to increase the safety and capacity of air travel between our respective countries.
Under this agreement, the FAA and ATM Corporation will be able to initiate and participate in joint programs, including in the fields of Communications, Navigation, Surveillance, Air Traffic and Air Navigation Facilities, and Air Traffic Management. Also provided for under this agreement is the creation of a system of coordination and communication between the FAA David J. Hurley Air Traffic Control System Command Center (ATCSCC) in Warrenton, Virginia, and the State ATM Corporation’s Main Air Traffic Management Center (MATMC) in Moscow for the purpose of coordinating and managing the flow of air traffic between the U.S. and Russia. Specifically, the cooperation between ATCSCC and MATMC will cover:
- Communication and coordination between the ATCSCC and the MATMC on Air Traffic Flow Management (ATFM) matters.
- Identification and periodic review of specific common ATFM requirements between the Russian Federation and the United States.
- Coordination between the above-referenced centers and air operators regarding air traffic flow planning on the Cross-Polar and Trans-East air traffic route systems.
- Exchange of information on ATFM-related issues of mutual interest to both parties.