Quarter 1, 2017
CANSO participated in developing the ICAO Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Toolkit
published in December. It was produced by ICAO’s Unmanned Aircraft Systems – Advisory
Group (UAS-AG), which is chaired by Doug Davis, the co-Chair of the CANSO RPAS and
Emerging Technologies Workgroup.
During the last ICAO Council session of 2016, Mr. Olumuyiwa Benard Aliu was re-elected as
president of the ICAO Council until 2019. New members of the Council were appointed. The
Air Navigation Commission appointed Mr Hajime Yoshimura as its President, along with a
number of other appointments. CANSO will maintain its close contact and work with both the
ICAO Council and the Air Navigation Commission.
The 2017-2019 Edition of the ICAO Global Aviation Safety Plan (GASP) was published in January. It updates GASP to
include a global aviation safety roadmap developed to support an integrated approach to implementation.
In January, ACI, CANSO, IATA, ICAO and ICCAIA, met to start work on the Industry High Level Group’s (IHLG) new
focus on maximising the economic and social benefits of aviation. Discussion items included: communication tools and
promotional publications; coordinating advocacy with the reporting process; using common metrics; developing policy
principles for smarter regulation; providing examples of success and evaluation of impact; and producing a joint report
for the 40th Assembly (2019). The meeting agreed to develop updated aviation economic, traffic growth and social
figures for 2015 based on the existing numbers from ATAG, ICAO and IATA; and a communications strategy that goes
beyond the normal aviation symposia and seminars.