VATSIM’s Pacific Oceanic Partnership is a revolutionary change in the way Oceanic airspace is operated in the online world.

Prior to its establishment, Oceanic airspace within the Pacific was controlled by multiple separate divisions who each set their own operating, testing and certification procedures for controllers and pilots. To staff an Oceanic ATC position you had to have been certified by the division responsible for that particular piece of airspace.

Now, the Pacific Oceanic Partnership Programme has brought together the Oceanic operations of VATNZ, VATPAC, and VATUSA with a standard set of procedures, and a standard training and testing syllabus.

For more information check out the Pacific Oceanic Website.