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Welcome to this 55th issue of Airspace Magazine.

Air traffic management (ATM) is on the verge of some monumental changes. In October last year, ICAO aligned itself with aviation’s vision to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050. The work involved should not be under-estimated and, in this issue, we look at both ICAO’s Long-Term Aspirational Goal and the more general workings of the Assembly, which plays such an important part in ATM’s future.

Simon Hocquard, CANSO’s Director General, also explores the Complete Air Traffic System (CATS) vision and his hope for a truly seamless sky. Equally integral to ATM’s progress is a new, industry-leading event, Airspace World (Geneve 8-10 March). This new event, organised exclusively by CANSO, is shaping up to be the biggest the sector has ever seen. The new technologies and ideas on show, not to mention the ability to network, will help air navigation service providers, push the boundaries of their services.

Another factor to consider going forward is staffing levels and the commitment to diversity. In this issue, both Michiel van Dorst, LVNL CEO, and Melvin Cintron, former ICAO Regional Director, North America speak about these crucial topics.

Why the Long-Term Aspirational Goal for aviation is so important

An ICAO agreement on the Long-Term Aspirational Goal aligns governments with the industry’s Fly Net Zero by 2050 goal.

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Ensuring gender diversity in air traffic management

Prior to his retirement, CANSO interviewed Melvin Cintron, Former ICAO Regional Director, North America, to discuss the latest diversity initiatives.

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Ground efficiency helps sustainable operations

Maverick Sustainability Award winner, NASA Ames Research Center, has demonstrated the importance of integrating surface information for efficient air traffic operations.

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Previous issues

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Issue #54

The 54th issue of airspace looked at how collaboration is vital to meeting many of the challenges aviation faces in the post-COVID-19 world, and key to both prosperity and sustainability.

Issue #53

In this 53rd issue of airspace we’re looking at how Air Traffic Management can power global connectivity, especially as the world recovers from the pandemic, in a sustainable way. 

Issue #52

In this 52nd issue of airspace you can read about how virtualisation is critical to ANSP forward planning as all the necessary technologies are available today. 

Issue #51

In this 51st issue of airspace you’ll find out more about the Complete Air Traffic System Global Council’s vision for the skies of 2045.

Issue #50

Inside the 50th issue of airspace you’ll find out more about our vision for total traffic management and sustainable aviation, and how we’re connecting the industry to boost performance.

Issue #49

The latest issue of airspace explores how the industry is planning for the future, key considerations and the tools for success.

Issue #48

In the first digital edition, hear from experts and peers in aviation on what matters most – from navigating COVID-19 and championing innovation like remote towers, UTM and space travel and surveillance, to sustainability, skills and partnership.

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