CANSO, the Civil Air Navigation Services Organisation, has published a report that confirms good progress on its commitments to air transport industry partners, made in March 2013.
At the inaugural World ATM Congress in February 2013, CANSO asked ICAO and its industry partners what they expect from the ATM industry. They made a series of requests and proposals, which were the focus of the discussions during the event. These were shaped by CANSO into a comprehensive set of actions, with measurable deliverables, to improve the performance of ATM globally. CANSO committed to take action in three broad areas: safety, operations and policy. CANSO committed to report back on these commitments at World ATM Congress in 2014 and this report provides an update on progress.
CANSO Director General Jeff Poole said, “This report highlights CANSO’s focus on delivery. The commitments given to industry partners at World ATM Congress 2013 provide a set of milestones towards our vision of achieving seamless airspace globally. I am pleased with progress thus far but much remains to be achieved on medium and longer term issues. Many of the commitments require the support of industry partners and States and we continue to work effectively with them.”
The commitments vary from those with a short-term timeframe for completion, such as production of guidance and best practice on important issues like runway safety, ASBU implementation and Just Culture, to those that will take many years to complete, such as military-civil cooperation and better regulation. Most of the commitments are on-going but CANSO has identified the various milestones and deliverables along the route to achieving them.
The commitments were all incorporated into CANSO’s Vision 2020 announced in June 2013. Vision 2020 provides the first ever strategic framework for the ATM industry. It has three core elements: being a strong Partner; creating Value for members and stakeholders; and optimising the efficiency and effectiveness of the Organisation. It is supported by the CANSO Work Plan which captures 126 supporting activities planned at global and regional level, each with detailed actions, deliverables and timescales.