To complement the work of the ASPIRE partnership, on 7th March 2011, the Indian Ocean Strategic Partnership to Reduce Emissions (INSPIRE) was formed.
INSPIRE was established in joint partnership between air navigation service providers Airports Authority of India, Airservices Australia, and ATNS of South Africa.
The INSPIRE partnership is intended to be a collaborative network of partners across the Arabian Sea and Indian Ocean region dedicated to improving the efficiency and sustainability of aviation.
The INSPIRE work program is a series of initiatives that the partners and their peers have committed to with the specific aim of reducing airline fuel burn and greenhouse gas emissions, thus reducing aviation's impact on the environment.
The initiatives are detailed in an appendix to the INSPIRE Strategic Plan, and in the near future the website will be updated to include a graphic presentation of the key details and status of each initiative.
INSPIRE recognised at ICAO ANC
At the Twelfth Air Navigation Conference held in Montreal INSPIRE was recognised as a model for international collaboration in Air Traffic Management.
See the working paper here
The INSPIRE team in its second meeting adopted an initiative to establish a User Preferred Route Geographic (UPR) Zone in the Arabian Sea & Indian Ocean regions. The proposed UPR zone spans 15 FIRs and the 3 ICAO Regions (ie. APAC, the MID East and the AFI) and covers an area of over 13 million nautical miles.
The UPR zone has been subject to intense trials since April 2012. Read more here: "INSPIRE User Preferred Route Zone Initiative"