CANSO Global Safety Achievement Award 2017


CANSO Global Safety Achievement Award 2017 was presented on the 7 November at the CANSO Global ATM Safety Conference 2018 in Sydney, Australia. The winner was Air Traffic Management Division & Air Traffic Engineering Services Division, Civil Aviation Department Hong Kong, nominated for commissioning a new air traffic management system in Hong Kong and enhancing air navigation safety and efficiency in the Hong Kong Flight Information Region (HKFIR).

The shortlist

  • HRO programme, skyguideNominated for implementing a High-Reliability Organisation (HRO) culture change campaign through delivering HRO workshops that used an interactive and participative approach – Dynamic Learning. The campaign reinforced HRO and safety awareness at the different levels of the organisation, identified gaps, and resulted in improvements and the implementation of new feedback processes and sessions.
  • ‘Think Act Be SAFE’ project team, led by Brendan Booth, Head of Safety & Quality Standards, and Aarti Parajia, Employee Communications Specialist, NATSNominated for developing a safety promotion campaign that engaged employees to drive positive safety behaviours. The campaign focused on operational safety, health and safety, engineering safety, personal wellbeing, cybersecurity, and corporate and physical safety.
  • Air Traffic Organization & Commercial Space Transportation, Federal Aviation AdministrationNominated for integrating commercial space missions into the National Airspace System by developing a new, temporary standard for assessing an acceptable level of risk between the different safety management systems and criteria for accepting public safety risks in air traffic control and commercial space transportation.
  • CPDLC Safety Survey, Survey Sponsor and Survey Team, FAB Central Europe (FAB CE) (ANS Czech RepublicAustro ControlHungaroControl): Nominated for conducting a collaborative safety survey to collect justification of the safety of controller–pilot data link communications (CPDLC) as an externally provided service. The survey process resulted in a better understanding of parties interests and approach to safety.

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