Quarter 1, 2017
The second bi-annual meetings of the CANSO Asia Pacific Safety Workgroup and the CANSO Asia
Pacific Operations Workgroup were held in November in Bali, Indonesia. The Workgroup meetings
were hosted by AirNav Indonesia and opened by the Director General of Civil Aviation of Indonesia and
the President Director of AirNav. Some 50 participants from 15 ANSPs attended.
The Asia Pacific Safety Workgroup shared Member safety updates, and followed-up on the CANSO
Asia Pacific Regional Safety Implementation Strategy by holding a Risk Assessment Tool workshop.
The Workgroup also worked on an internal film to help publicise the regional safety strategy, and agreed
to hold a SEANS-Safety workshop prior to the CANSO Asia Pacific Conference 2017 in Ha Noi.
The Asia Pacific Operations Workgroup discussed ongoing cross-border projects, such as air traffic
flow management (ATFM), automatic dependent surveillance – broadcast (ADS-B) and air traffic services
interfacility data communications (AIDC). For AIDC implementation in the region, the Workgroup made
use of the CANSO Automation Interface Between Flight Information Regions-Best Practice Guide
for ANSPs. It also agreed to use commercially available data offered by the FAA for measuring flight time
performance of selected city pairs, and that conducting an AIS-AIM Transition Workshop in 2017 would
CANSO continues to support the Distributed Multi-Nodal ATFM project in Asia Pacific. CANSO, IATA
and the participating ANSPs, airports and airlines met in December in Singapore to review the outcome
of ATFM operational trials involving airport constraints, and to plan for the next phase which would involve
airspace constraints. The meeting noted the successful roll-out of ATFM measures for airport constraints
and a reduction in airborne delay. The meeting also saw the participation of Airways New Zealand and
Japan Air Navigation Service for the first time.