Informal South Pacific Air Traffic Services Coordinating Group (ISPACG)


  1. to facilitate the optimum provision of air traffic services (ATS) in the South Pacific region, through the development and near term implementation of improvements to ATS operational procedures; and
  2. to implement technology developments available to ATS providers within the South Pacific region.


The ISPACG was established by multilateral agreement between Australia, Fiji, Tahiti, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Chile and the United States. It is presently co-chaired by Ahmad Usmani (FAA) and Todd Kendall (Airways NZ).


In the conduct of the activities of the ISPACG, the forum applies the following principles:

  • Promote an ATS system that is responsive to and meets the needs of our customers.
  • Ensure that the introduction of new technology and procedures maintains or enhances the present levels of safety.
  • Harmonise ATS practices and procedures consistent with regional and global activity.
  • Undertake activities and provide outputs that are cost effective and efficient for both customers and service providers.
  • Promote advantages in new technology where benefits can be derived.
  • Achieve a cooperative customer/service provider relationship.