CANSO, the global voice of Air Traffic Management, has established an Americas Office, based in Mexico and supported by CANSO Members Aena (Spain), FAA (USA), NAATC (Netherlands Antilles), NAV Portugal and SENEAM (Mexico).
From left to right: Ever Molina Carrillo, SENEAM, Micilia Albertus-Verboom, NAATC, Augusto Jose Pereira Luis, NAV Portugal, Graham Lake, CANSO (standing), Juan I. Lema, Aena, and Henry P. Krakowski, FAA. At a signing ceremony at CANSOs 14th Annual General Meeting in Oslo, yesterday, CEOs from the five supporting CANSO Members signed a letter of intent establishing the office, its mission, and resources. The office will be located in the SENEAM Headquarters in Mexico City and be primarily focused on transforming Air Traffic Management performance in the Caribbean and Latin America. Spanish Air Navigation Service Provider Aena has agreed to support the office by funding a full-time Latin American and Caribbean Liaison Officer. CANSO Director General Graham Lake said Latin America, the Caribbean, and CANSO have much to offer each other. CANSO expertise and networking opportunities will be a significant advantage for ANSPs in the region, while CANSO benefits from increased resources and further legitimacy as the Global Voice of ATM. I want to pay particular tribute to SENEAM of Mexico and Aena of Spain for their commitment to this by funding the office and the liaison officer for the Caribbean and Latin America. Our Imagine 2010 Programme, which we have concluded here in Oslo, envisaged the establishment of a foothold in the three fastest-growing air traffic regions Asia Pacific, the Middle East, and Latin America. Im delighted that with this announcement, the final piece of the Imagine 2010 jigsaw has been completed.