CANSO Chooses Helios to Benchmark Global ANSPs

3 March 2014

Leading independent aviation consultancy Helios, will be working with CANSO, the global voice of air navigation service providers (ANSPs), to deliver CANSO’s “Global Air Navigation Services Performance Report 2014”. The Report enables Members to compare performance in productivity, cost-effectiveness, pricing, revenue and profitability and also provides evidence of improvements in global ATM performance. 

Helios will help deliver the robust and reliable data needed to support CANSO’s Vision 2020 transformation programme, while maintaining confidentiality and building trust in the process. Helios brings extensive experience of benchmarking and performance analysis for ANSPs individually, collectively as Functional airspace blocks (FABs), and for the EUROCONTROL Performance Review Unit (PRU) ATM Cost-Effectiveness (ACE) reports over the past 10 years. 

Helios executive chairman, Dr Mike Shorthose comments: “Benchmarking has an important role to play in improving performance and identifying best practice. We believe that CANSO Members will recognise the benefits of participating and appreciate some of the small modifications we are implementing that will help deliver more meaningful data. The aim is to introduce one-step data validation, regional and ‘peer group’ reporting as well as additional profiling data.” 

CANSO Director General, Jeff Poole, said: “Performance measurement and global benchmarking support CANSO’s strategic objective of transforming global ATM performance. Benchmarking is an important management tool that supports improvements in the provision of air navigation services. It also supports CANSO’s advocacy for policies and regulatory practices by States that will help air navigation service providers to improve their performance. By using Helios’ expertise we believe we will improve the quality and usefulness of the Report and, hopefully, increase participation, as well as providing evidence of progress in improving global ATM performance.”

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