Quarter Four, 2014
In Latin America and the Caribbean, CANSO participated in the fifth Pan America Safety Summit in Curacao in September. During the summit, CANSO and Airbus ProSky gave a joint presentation as to how PBN helps reduce unstable approaches, as well as mentioning CANSO’s safety initiatives.
CANSO also presented on how ANSPs assist in mitigating the risk of mid-air collisions through training; standard instrument departures (SIDS); standard arrival routes (STARS); and other initiatives.
Along with industry partners, CANSO and Stéphane Durand (COO of DSNA, and CANSO CDM Workgroup Chair) organised an A-CDM workshop which included an exercise on using A-CDM at a major sports event.
At the 13th Caribbean Aviation Safety and Security Oversight System (CASSOS) Board meeting CANSO briefed on our safety initiative; the FIR boundary crossings project; and CANSO’s “Cyber Security and Risk Assessment Guide”. The Board were very interested in all subjects covered and the “CANSO Guide to Seamless Airspace” is being used by CASSOS to help draft its position on the single economic airspace.
Quarter Three, 2014
In Latin America and Caribbean, LAC3 has approved the CANSO regional strategy, based on Vision 2020 combined with particular regional requirements, and committed to enhancing cooperation and collaboration across the region.
CANSO participated in the tri-annual meeting of the CAR/SAM Regional Planning and Implementation Group (GREPECAS/17) 21 – 25 July in Bolivia. This is a highly influential group and the meeting was attended by senior figures including air navigation directors. At the meeting CANSO presented working papers on Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) and the CANSO Crossing FIR boundaries project. Both documents promoted the excellent work CANSO is undertaking for the industry and were very well received by the States, in particular Chile and Uruguay, which will be using the RPAS document to update their respective Ministers of Transport. The meeting also discussed subjects including air navigation activities at global, intra-regional and inter-regional levels; and regional air navigation planning and implementation performance frameworks were reviewed. ICAO regional offices (NACC and SAM) provided updates on the implementation of the goals set out in the Port of Spain and Bogota declarations; and as a result of the CANSO/IATA PBN airspace design workshop, Peru has started its airspace reorganisation and PBN implementation programme.
The 2014 CANSO Latin America & Caribbean Conference will be hosted by CEPA in El Salvador on 1-3 December.
Quarter Two, 2014
In Latin America and Caribbean, CANSO has been focussed on promoting its runway safety programme, which is now being used by several Members; as well as promoting SMS implementation. We continue our safety work with the RASG-PA Executive Committee, which has recently developed a training seminar on Spanish standard phraseology for the region. CANSO is assisting Members by facilitating the sharing of best practices among ANSPs on issues such as personnel training and the separation of air navigation services and airport management. CANSO is also promoting its FIR boundary crossing project, with many Caribbean ANSPs, in particular, interested in participating.
Quarter One, 2014
In Latin America, CANSO jointly organised with ICAO NACC office the second regional workshop on ‘Airspace Concept Redesign and Operational Approval of Performance-Based Navigation’. The workshop, which took place in November, was hosted by SENEAM, supported by Airbus ProSky, and attended by 80 representatives from regional ANSPs and States. Implementation methods and best practices were shared such that the workshop really helped the participants to better understand how to overcome difficulties that ANSPs and States might experience. The workshop also included STARs and SIDs, CDP, CCO, and IFSET. This workshop is one of many initiatives that demonstrate how the industry in the region is working together to achieve common goals.