ICAO Affairs

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is a specialised agency of the United Nations, which sets the standards and recommended practices that foster the safe and orderly development of civil aviation. CANSO has official observer status at ICAO, which enables CANSO to provide a strong voice for the ATM industry.

CANSO participates in ICAO panels and working groups, providing ATM technical expertise in the development of Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs), procedures, policies and other guidance material. CANSO helps define the requirements that need global standardisation and the means by which those regulatory requirements can best be met through the development of industry best practice. This cooperation and communication between ICAO and the industry is vital in harmonising global ATM.

CANSO also collaborates with other industry observers to maintain a strong aviation industry voice at ICAO. CANSO also engages with ICAO at a regional level through participation in ICAO Planning and Implementation Regional Groups (PIRGs), the Regional Aviation Safety Groups (RASGs)  and their various sub-groups worldwide.

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