CANSO Academy: Virtual Community Outreach during COVID-19

This CANSO Academy session looked at how to implement ATM best practice and conduct responsible operations during the restart and recovery of aviation.

While the recent reduction of global air traffic has challenged the industry, it has also provided aviation the opportunity to work on optimising operations and improve performance while traffic is low. Join CANSO Academy experts to find out how.

Optimising operations

CANSO and industry partners are taking steps to provide airspace users with more flexibility and efficient route options. This includes leveraging industry practice like performance based navigation (PBN) to facilitate optimum flight paths, and deliver environmental and economic benefits by reducing fuel burn and costs.

Improving performance

As the industry focuses on recovery, restarting operations efficiently, sustainably, and in partnership with all stakeholders, is key – whether that’s managing emissions or noise. Communities living close to airports are currently experiencing quieter skies, but when aviation activity levels increase, noise could be more noticeable. This is therefore an good moment to have conversations about noise, particularly via virtual platforms, and connect industry and citizens for a socially and environmentally responsible recovery.

Find out more

This webinar, moderated by Coleen Hawrysko, Operations Programme Manager, CANSO, found out more about performance based navigation (PBN) and noise management, and the importance of community outreach, featuring a case study from the FAA.


Dieter Guenter

Dieter Guenter, Co-chair PBN WG and Senior Vice President, Aerospace Tetra Tech AMT

Mr. Guenter has over 30 years of experience in Europe and USA with a strong background in international and domestic aviation. He leads the TetraTech Aerospace division which supports the FAA Navigation Programs Group and the Performance Based Navigation (PBN) program office, supporting satellite based and conventional navigation systems and PBN implementation in the US national airspace.

He leads the Aerospace international work for PBN based airspace concept development and implementation for Latvia Riga FIR and Argentina Buenos Aires (Baires) FIR. He is the co-chair of the CANSO PBN Workgroup, the secretary/co-chair of the International GBAS Working Group and member of the SBAS Interoperability working group and works closely with international service providers, airlines, industry, and international organizations like ICAO, IATA, ACI, EUROCONTROL and SESAR.

Mr Guenter is a graduate of the German Navy Academy, graduate of the Canadian Armed Forces Command and Staff college, Navy fighter pilot (F104, F4, F14, Tornado) and commercial transport pilot training.

Clint Morrow

Clint Morrow supporting Paul Dunholter, Co-chair Environmental WG and President at BridgeNet International

Clint Morrow is experienced with supporting airports and the FAA with environmental planning, design, and compliance specializing in noise and emissions. With over 19 years of experience in the aviation industry, Mr. Morrow has managed environmental programs and projects and is widely-known for his ability to communicate environmental impacts effectively to diverse audiences.

In 2020, Mr. Morrow led the team which delivered the FAA’s Florida Metroplex Virtual Public Workshops, an innovative first-of-its-kind effort by FAA to replace 20 in-person public workshops with 12 virtual workshops due to the global pandemic.

Clint previously served as the Noise Office Manager at Philadelphia International Airport. He developed and maintained airport noise management initiatives including Fly Quiet Programs, Residential Sound Insulation Programs, and community outreach efforts.  

Clint holds a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Maryland and is based in Tetra Tech’s Arlington, Virginia office.

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Event Details

22 October 2020 @ 13:00 CEST



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