CANSO – the Civil Air Navigation Services Organisation – is the global voice of air traffic management (ATM) worldwide. CANSO Members support over 85% of world air traffic. Members share information and develop new policies, with the ultimate aim of improving air navigation services (ANS) on the ground and in the air. CANSO represents its Members’ views to a wide range of aviation stakeholders, including the International Civil Aviation Organization, where it has official Observer status. CANSO has an extensive network of Associate Members drawn from across the aviation industry.
CANSO’s Articles of Association describe how the organisation is governed. It is a binding agreement between CANSO and its Members. The Articles describe CANSO’s duties and obligations towards its Membership, and the duties and obligations of the Members towards CANSO, in order for the organisation to function in a smooth, effective and sustainable way.
CANSO is organised across five regions with a region director and staff in each region; and three programme areas (safety, operations, policy) with a programme manager responsible for each area. CANSO also has a presence in Montreal to act as the global voice of air traffic management with the International Civil Aviation Organization. CANSO’s central functions include the Director General and the Director of CANSO Operations; finance and administration; and communications, events, development and membership. An organisation chart can be found here and individual staff responsibilities can be found on the CANSO staff page.
What We Do
Within the overall context of promoting safe and efficient air navigation service provision, CANSO seeks to: