Aerodrome Design and Operations Panel
The Aerodrome Design and Operations Panel was established by the ANC on 12 September 2014. The Panel is tasked to continue the work of the former Aerodromes Panel (AP), but with greater emphasis on efficiency and capacity issues through enhanced aerodrome operations.
The ADOP undertakes specific studies and subsequently develops provisions relating to aerodrome design and operations, as outlined in the GANP and the GASP.
The panel is composed of experts involved in the regulation and operation of aerodromes. Their work include aerodrome planning and design, system capacity enhancement, certification, visual aids for navigation, operations and services, emergency response planning and heliports. The expertise of the panel also includes ATM, aircraft operations and AIM.
About the Panel...
Develop and maintain SARPs, procedures and guidance materials for the global reporting format for runway surface condition reporting, arresting system, ACDM and industry best practices, procedures on airport operational management activities, airport emergency response including rescue and fire fighting, A-SMGCS, final approach and take-off area characteristics for heliports and obstacle limitation surfaces.
The ANC has specified the establishment of two major working groups under the ADOP: Design WG and Operations WG. Additionally, the PANS-Aerodromes Study Group (PASG) is tasked with developing aerodrome operational procedures in PANS-Aerodromes. The panel chairperson may establish additional working groups as necessary, as per Doc 7984. ADOP should coordinate their work with the various groups of experts responsible for other Annexes and disciplines, as appropriate.
Mrs. Bridget Gee (United States of America) represents IFATCA on the Panel. Mrs. Gee is an air traffic controller in San Antonio Tower, Texas (USA). She is also the Runway Safety expert for NATCA. Mrs. Gee can be reached at [email protected].
(Source: ICAO. (2017). ADOP - Terms of Reference.)
The next meeting of the ADOP will take place in ICAO HQ, Montréal, Canada, 26-29 March 2018.