ICAO Quarterly Update

In November, during the ICAO Council 215th Session, Capt. Claude Hurley, Canada, was elected by proclamation for his second term as President of the ICAO Air Navigation Commission (ANC).

At the ICAO Second High Level Conference on Aviation Security (HLCAS2) in December, CANSO highlighted the importance of a holistic approach to cyber security and the need for ICAO to continue to develop a comprehensive, global cyber security strategy, as well as mechanisms to identify and manage risk, including the sharing of appropriate information related to cyber security.

During a meeting of the ICAO Global Aviation Safety Plan Study Group (GASP/SG) that is preparing the new version of the Global Aviation Safety Plan (GASP), CANSO emphasised that the introduction of a safety oversight margin (SOM) into the GASP would not increase safety but possibly create confusion regarding the importance of this new item instead of the implementation of all ICAO safety related SARPS (Standards and Recommended Practices). The intervention by CANSO resulted in removing the SOM and introducing a less important safety oversight index (SOI).

Currently CANSO is preparing for the 40th ICAO Assembly. In coordination with CANSO Members, working papers will be prepared to highlight key issues of importance for CANSO Members and ATM. During the Assembly, the current President of the ICAO Council, Dr. Olumuyiwa Benard Aliu, will step down. Elections for the role will follow shortly after the Assembly. CANSO will meet with all nominees prior to the election. 

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