As oceanic air traffic continues to grow and ground automation improvements are made, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) continues to pursue airspace changes to enhance efficiency and capacity. The Oceanic and Offshore Operations Program is one area where the FAA and industry will see a continued high level of focus.
WATRS Plus Route Structure Redesign & Separation Reduction Initiative Webpage
This webpage contains key information and guidance on the WATRS Plus Initiative
Cross Polar Work Group (CPWG)
This web page contains background information of the CPWG and pertinent meeting information and materials
Oceanic Separation Reduction Work Group
The Oceanic Separation Reduction Work Group (OSRWG) was formed to address FAA's strategy to support the overall Oceanic Air Traffic Management (ATM) concept, including separation reduction and other airspace enhancements. This strategy is described in the Oceanic Strategic Plan. The OSRWG will be the decision making body for all oceanic separation reduction initiatives.
Reduced Vertical Separation Minimum (RVSM)
The goal of RVSM is to reduce the vertical separation between flight level (FL) 290 and FL 410, inclusive, from the current 2000 feet minimum to 1000 feet minimum, in order to gain fuel savings and operational efficiencies.
Pacific Comm/Nav/Surveillance (CNS) Requirements/Options
Operators should access this section for operational policy and procedures required to operate in Pacific airspace where reduced aircraft separation standards and enhanced comm, nav or surveillance (e.g., CPDLC, RNP, ADS-C) are applied.
Oceanic and Offshore Operations Points of Contact
Ask the Oceanic Program Ask questions pertaining to ongoing projects and future plans. Questions will be referred to experts in the fields of Air Traffic, Flight Standards and Safety Analysis and Modeling.