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CANSO Emergency Response Planning Guide

The CANSO Emergency Response Planning Guide brings together best practices, knowledge and experience related to contingency plans and procedures from air navigation service providers (ANSP) around the world. The Guide helps ANSPs develop a formal emergency response plan that documents the orderly and efficient transition from normal to emergency operations and return to normal operations. 

The material found in the CANSO Emergency Response Planning Guide provides CANSO Members with guidance that:

  • Transfers learning across the industry and builds a consistent approach to ANSP safety management practices across the globe
  • Allows ANSPs to plan for a comprehensive and coordinated emergency response at the corporate, group and project levels, assuring that risks to operational service delivery are reduced to ‘as low as reasonably practicable’ (ALARP) levels
  • Is aligned to the CANSO Standard of Excellence in Safety Management Systems (SoE in SMS) and International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Annex 19, Safety Management.

The Guide has recently been updated to add insight on managing cyber security incidents (e.g. breach of critical systems with the possibility of propagation, GPS jamming, ransomware, malware), including developing, training and practicing emergency/contingency procedures and digital forensics.

The revised Guide takes into account principles from the CANSO Cyber Security and Risk Assessment Guide and the parts of ICAO Annex 17, security safeguarding civil aviation, related to cyber security.

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