ICAO Quarterly Update

Quarter 2, 2017

In March, CANSO participated in the Global Air Navigation Plan Visionary Team (GANP VT) workshop to assist the ICAO Secretariat in the development of the sixth edition of the GANP, planned to be published in 2019. This edition will focus on how aviation will develop in the coming decades and the regulation and infrastructure that States and service providers need to implement to make this possible.

CANSO is participating actively in the ICAO Global Aviation Safety Plan Sub-Group (GASP SG) to draft the 2020-2022 edition of the GASP. It comprises of four sub-groups (organizational, operational, safety performance measurement and emerging issues), each responsible for specific topics. With regards to safety performance, CANSO has proposed that the next version of the GASP takes a riskbased approach and borrows concepts from the CANSO Standard of Excellence in Safety Management Systems (SoE in SMS).

CANSO is also participating actively in the newly formed ICAO Competency Based Training and Assessment Task Force (CBTA/TF) as part of the 'ATC Team'. The task force is aiming to draft an ICAO Competency Based Training Manual by November 2020.

The Industry High Level Group (ACI, CANSO, IATA, ICAO and ICCAIA) is working closely with the Air Transport Action Group (ATAG) on plans for a new initiative to communicate the benefits of aviation outside of the normal aviation community. Target audiences will be heads of State, finance ministers and government decision makers.

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.

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