CANSO chooses new chair at its AGM: Airways New Zealand's Ed Sims elected

- Vancouver, Canada.

Over 220 delegates from the air traffic management (ATM) industry met in Vancouver, Canada, for the CANSO Global ATM Summit and 20th Annual General Meeting. At the Executive Committee meeting following the 20th CANSO Annual General Meeting, Ed Sims, CEO of Airways New Zealand, was elected as its Chair. He replaces Paul Riemens who is standing down after five years as CANSO Chair.

Ed Sims, CANSO Chair, said: “I am proud to be taking over the role of Chair of CANSO this month. I want to see CANSO continue to do an outstanding job in representing all of our industry's issues, and I will be championing the need for closer ties and collaboration amongst our Members during my term as Chair.

“I strongly believe that both strategic and safety involvement across our sector will enable us to lift the standard of air traffic management, address common issues and risks, and shape discussions globally on ATM issues, and CANSO is well placed to facilitate this.”

At the AGM, Capt. Gilbert Macharia Kibe, Director General of Kenya Civil Aviation Authority was elected as a new Member of the CANSO Executive Committee. Teri Bristol, COO, Federal Aviation Administration’s Air Traffic Organization, was re-elected for a further three-year term.

The next CANSO Global ATM Summit and 21st AGM will be held 20 to 23 June 2017 in Copenhagen, Denmark, kindly hosted by Naviair.



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