ICAO & IATA Compliance

Our Core Operating Principles

ICAO has published very clear guidelines for both the identification and collection of aerospace tariffs as well as the necessary requirements for use of proceeds.  These are outlined in both ICAO Doc 9082 and 9161; known as the “Policies on charges for Air Navigation Services” and “Manual on Air Navigation Services Economics” respectively.  NavPass works with sovereign nations to identify and collect fees in accordance with these guiding principles.

ICAO has identified four key principles for the collection of Aerospace use fees:


All Operators Are Treated Equal

NavPass uses a multi-faceted approach to tracking, identifying, and collecting airspace use fees.  The NavPass payment system utilizes global third party data feeds, proprietary ADS-B & MLAT networks, satellite data, and sovereign nation air traffic SWIM data integrations as needed.  The end result is a fee collection system that tracks all known aircraft within a Flight Information Region (FIR). All fees are charged as defined by the nation, across all air frames and operators, without discrimination.  Aircraft flight patterns are tracked accurately and the method for fee calculation are both transparent and fairly assessed.


Open To The World

Information is published and discussed with users on a regular basis: Investment planning and development, Cost planning and development, Traffic forecasting, Revenue forecasting, Actual versus planned analysis, Depreciation, Cost of debt and equity.

Cost Relatedness

Use Of Proceeds Aligned With Stakeholder Benefit.

NavPass works with sovereign nations to ensure use of funds are aligned with stake holder needs.  Increased aerodrome safety and efficiency are our measure of success. 

Consultation with Users

Uniting The Stakeholders For Collective Benefit.

NavPass personnel have a long history of working with both ICAO and IATA, and have served as consultants on behalf of many global air carriers and manufacturers.  This foundation of collaboration allows NavPass to quickly and efficiently work with industry stakeholders to guarantee aligned visions.

IATA endorses ICAO’s Principles:

With two additional conditions:

  • Economic regulation should be used as a proxy for competition.
  • There should be a commitment to productivity improvements in return for increased prices.

Role of State / Regulator:

  • States should ensure that systems used for charging air navigation services are established in accordance with the mentioned principles.
  • The charge should not be imposed in a way to discourage the use of facilities.

Provide guidance and regulation framework:

  • National legislation typically incorporates ICAO policies
  • Includes description of a process to settle different views