CANSO secures support for key ATM recommendations to States and ICAO


The Civil Air Navigation Services Organisation (CANSO) has secured support from States and ICAO for key recommendations it has made during the 40th ICAO Assembly.

CANSO has welcomed the ratification by States and ICAO of its four key recommendations to the 40th ICAO Assembly. CANSO has also received endorsement for joint submissions made with industry partners ACI, IATA, ICCAIA, Singapore and ATAG to the Assembly.

CANSO’s submissions were focussed on the critical areas of cybersecurity, capacity building, efficiency of operations and cross-industry collaboration. These covered the need for improving guidance and directions to states on securing cyber resilience in aviation; building capacity in ATM through adequate funding and flexible ANSP models; improving the efficiency of ATM through required navigation performance (RNP); and securing future services through adherence to key principles and mutual value.

CANSO’s joint submissions covered aviation’s contribution to the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development; the Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA); long-term sustainability goals; safe and efficient integration of drones and the need for standards and guidance to mitigate the risks of, and to improve response to unauthorised UAS operations; the future frequency spectrum; performance measurement and stakeholder engagement; alignment of global, regional and national efforts for ATM modernisation; noise management; artificial intelligence and digitalisation in aviation; and a collaborative approach to technological innovation.

CANSO Director General, Simon Hocquard, said: “The endorsements we received offer a significant boost to the work that CANSO does to contribute to the development of aviation worldwide. They also send a very clear message – CANSO and its industry partners have the support of States and ICAO for a range of measures that will together work to improve the performance of aviation globally and deliver the safe, efficient and sustainable air transport that the flying public deserve. I look forward to working with my industry colleagues on this and building a strong future for airborne mobility”.

During the Assembly, the second edition of the Aviation Benefits Report was launched by the global air transport Industry High Level Group. It was endorsed by Dr. Fang Liu, Secretary General of ICAO, and co-signed by Simon Hocquard, Director General of CANSO; Angela Gittens, Director General of ACI; Alexandre de Juniac, Director General of IATA; and Eric Fanning, Chairman of ICCAIA. The IHLG highlights the work being done by the industry to secure the social and economic benefits of seamless connectivity.