Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University


The ICAO launched the Aviation System Block Upgrades (ASBU) framework to support the modernization of global air navigation. The ASBU framework was designed to address the need for a globally interoperable system in an environment of increased traffic demand. In order to successfully implement the components of the ASBU, obstacles must be overcome. One primary area of concern is meeting the demand for properly trained personnel. The purpose of this research is to develop a method to identify the training needs associated with the implementation of the ASBU modules. This research will review the development and components of the ASBU framework and obstacles to overcome. The end product, a gap analysis template, is provided to be applied for further research to identify training needs associated with the implementation of this worldwide safety initiative.