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Yoshimura Appointed New ICAO Air Navigation President

By Woodrow Bellamy III  | December 5, 2016


[Avionics Magazine 12-5-2016] The Council of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has unanimously appointed Commissioner Hajime Yoshimura to a one-year term as President of the ICAO Air Navigation Commission (ANC), the United Nations civil aviation organization’s main technical body.
 

The Council of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has unanimously appointed Commissioner Hajime Yoshimura to a one-year term as President of the ICAO Air Navigation Commission (ANC), the UN civil aviation Organization’s main technical body. Photo: ICAO.
 
Yoshimura was nominated for the appointment by Japan and his mandate begins on Jan. 1, 2017. He has served as a commissioner of the ICAO ANC since March 2013 and was appointed first vice-president of the ANC in 2016. Yoshimura has spend most of his career planning and developing air navigation systems. From 2005 to 2010, as special assistant to the director of JCAB’s Air Traffic Services Department, he developed national mid- and long-term plans for air traffic services systems in Japan, known as Collaborative Actions for Renovation of Air Traffic Systems (CARATS). CARATS contributed to the development of the ICAO Aviation System Block Upgrade (ASBU), part of the Global Air Navigation Plan (GANP).

 

As part of his new duties as the President of the ANC, Yoshimura will follow up on the implementation and development of ICAO’s global aviation plans, which were endorsed at the Organization’s recent 39th assembly. He will also lead the preparations for the 2018 ICAO 13th Air Navigation Conference, at which convergence on the next generation of Datacomm and agreement on the system architecture for Global System-Wide Information Management (SWIM), among other critical innovations, are expected.  

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