Airspace 47 – Q4 2019

Airspace magazine provides insight from key players in ATM and in-depth analysis of emerging trends. In issue 47, Airspace spotlights developments in the Latin America and Caribbean region, offering a perspective from the CANSO region Chair, and insight into Brazil’s National Air Traffic Management Implementation Plan and the latest achievements from CADENA.

In addition, this issue looks at how ATM is building a more sustainable future, how innovation is transforming operations in Azerbaijan, and success stories from the industry. Take a look back at 75 years of the Chicago Convention, get the latest tips on acquisition best practice, and explore CANSO’s view on the newest entrants to airspace and key issues championed at ICAO’s 40th Assembly.

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Innovation and success


  • Designing our future airspace for all users – Simon Hocquard, CANSO Director General, offers a viewpoint on safely integrating drones, air taxis and commercial spacecraft into our already crowded skies and allowing equitable access to airspace is becoming a key priority.
  • Collaborative working in acquisition – Adrian Miller, Head of Supply Chain Collaborations, NATS, explores the value found in collaboration.


  • Still going strong – For 75 years, the Chicago Convention has helped align the skies of ICAO’s 193 Member States through international regulations and standards.
  • Advocating for ATM – CANSO had a significant presence at ICAO’s 40th Triennial Assembly, held from 24 September to 4 October 2019. CANSO submitted four working papers, all of which were ratified with minor comments.
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