Airspace Issue 32 - Q1, 2016

This edition of Airspace focuses on the importance of people in air traffic management, our most important asset.

We look at air traffic controller (ATCO) productivity and the findings of the latest CANSO Global Air Navigation Services Performance Report, which focuses on the productivity of air traffic controllers.

Ed Sims, CEO of Airways, talks about the importance of trusting people to get on with the job; and Airways’ approach to training and learning. He also outlines Airways’ pursuit of excellence in safety, efficiency and environmental responsibility.

This issue features an interview with ICAO Secretary General, Dr. Fang Liu, who says that the ability of the ATM community to keep an open mind and positive attitude to change will be critical to success.

We report progress on system-wide information management (SWIM), with implementation starting to speed up.

The Secretary General of the Arab Air Carriers Organization, Abdul Wahab Teffaha, says that lack of progress in airspace infrastructure is causing bottlenecks. A regional approach would ensure sustainable air traffic growth without just moving congestion points from one place to another.

Teri Bristol, Chief Operating Officer of FAA ATO, underlines the need for regional collaboration, and explains how FAA works with its Caribbean partners to improve air traffic performance in that region.

Japan Air Navigation Service writes about increasing flight capacity over Tokyo to cater for increasing traffic as well as the 2020 Olympic Games. Independent simultaneous parallel approaches, civil military cooperation and the implementation of CARATs will ultimately double capacity.

Finally, we talk about the weather, and how the dissemination of meteorological information is being transformed by industry advances.



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