The Australian Airspace Monitoring Agency (AAMA) is one of a number of organisations the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) has approved as Regional Monitoring Agencies (RMAs) following global implementation of Reduced Vertical Separation Minimum (RVSM). These agencies ensure the safe use of specific airspace designated by regional agreement.
RMAs assess on an ongoing basis the extent airspace meets the agreed target level of safety (TLS). The target is determined by ICAO and depends on a number of factors including satisfactory aircraft height-keeping performance and measurement of risk associated with operational errors.
The AAMA also:
- collects traffic samples and assesses collision risk in the Brisbane, Honiara, Jakarta, Melbourne, Nauru, Port Moresby and Ujung Pandang FIRs and reports results to State authorities and ICAO
- identifies non-RVSM approved operators that are incorrectly operating in airspace where RVSM is applied and notifies the relevant state approval authority
- facilitates the transfer of approval data and monitoring data to and from other RVSM regional monitoring agencies
- participates in international meetings that relate to safety assessment and monitoring
- facilitates a height-keeping performance monitoring service using ADS-B or GPS Monitoring Units (GMU) for assessing compliance of operators and aircraft with RVSM height-keeping performance requirements.
For more information about the AAMA please contact:
Australian Airspace Monitoring Agency (AAMA)
C/- Airservices Australia
Safety and Assurance
GPO Box 367
Canberra ACT 2601
Australia Phone: (+61) 7 3866 3462 or (+61) 413 377 214
Fax: (+61) 2 6268 5695