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Airspace Issue 34 - Q3, 2016

This edition of Airspace focuses on safety, the aviation industry’s number one priority.

Ahead of the CANSO Africa Conference in September in Ghana, we interview Ing. Simon Allotey, Director General, Ghana Civil Aviation Authority, on how partnership and collaboration will enhance safety and efficiency in the region.

Greg Myles, CANSO, outlines the SEANS-Safety initiative which will assess and validate the safety management system maturity levels of CANSO Member air navigation service providers (ANSPs)

Teri Bristol, Chief Operating Officer of FAA ATO, talks about making the best use of safety data in relation to FAA’s approach to runway safety.

We discuss crisis response and how ANSPs are prepared to tackle emergencies and disruptions in air traffic.

Dutch ANSP LVNL showcases its Go-Around Detection System (GARDS), which provides air traffic controllers with visual and audio warnings, ensuring that they are aware of go-arounds even if an aircraft has appeared to touch down.

Andy Shand, General Manager for Customer Affairs at NATS, tells us about the success of time-based separation at Heathrow Airport.

Alan Corner from Helios takes a look at air traffic growth in the Middle East and how regional collaboration and political support will ultimately deliver the increase in capacity that is required.

Finally, we interview Ed Sims, CEO at Airways New Zealand, who talks about his new role as CANSO Chair and the future of air traffic management.


Operations and Safety
Africa, Asia Pacific and Middle East


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