Quarter 1, 2017
As part of our mission to promote strong industry partnerships, CANSO has started a strategic
dialogue with new European airline association, Airlines for Europe (A4E). This will help to build
cooperation and create common positions between the two organisations.
CANSO is now an observer in the European ATM Standards Coordination Group (EASCG). This will
allow ANSPs to influence the European ATM Standardisation Rolling Development Plan and other
standardisation activities at an early stage.
CANSO and the SESAR Deployment Manager have finalised a new bilateral agreement, defining
the strategic collaboration between both organisations on areas including global interoperability,
revision of the Pilot Common Project and new Common Projects.
CANSO is collaborating with the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) on cybersecurity. This
will improve the European regulatory/oversight framework for information security, establish the
European Centre for Cybersecurity in Aviation (ECCSA) and develop a sector-specific cyber security
strategy in Europe.
The performance scheme, at the heart of the Single European Sky (SES) policy, is a major driver
towards performance-based air traffic management. Preparations for the SES Performance Scheme
Reference Period 3 (RP3 - 2020-2025) already started in 2016 as it will affect ANSPs’ future business.
Lessons learned in RP1 (2012-2014) and RP2 (2015-2019) are being used. CANSO presented a wellcoordinated
position on RP3 at a European Commission hearing in December. Work continues in
2017, alongside activity within the Industry Consultation Body (ICB), to influence the new regulatory
The European Commission has recently granted CANSO financial support to develop, in partnership
with the European ATM social partners (ATCEUC, ETF), a new project in the field of social dialogue.
This project will build on the previous social dialogue project which concluded in September and is
due to last two years.