Middle East Quarterly Update

Quarter 1, 2017

At the CANSO Middle East Strategy Coordination Committee (MESCC) in November, Members
agreed to develop a value proposition which identifies need and shapes opportunities for growth
in the region. It will be used to inform potential members and strengthen the value of CANSO for
existing Members.

CANSO attended the Third ICAO MID Regional Coordination Meeting (MID RCM/3) in December,
which agreed the top priorities for the region, including implementing PBN, air traffic service (ATS)
routes, civil/military cooperation and flexible use of airspace (FUA), air traffic flow management
(ATFM) and air traffic services interfacility data communications (AIDC)/on-line data interchange
(OLDI ). The meeting also decided that ACAC, ICAO and CANSO will conduct a joint civil/military
workshop in 2017.

At the second ICAO Air Navigation Systems Implementation Group (ANSIG) meeting, participants
reviewed the status of the priority 1 ASBU Block 0 Modules included in the ICAO MID Region
Air Navigation Strategy; identified the associated difficulties and deficiencies; and reviewed and
updated the first edition of the ICAO MID Air Navigation Report 2016, which will be presented to
MIDANPIRG/16 for endorsement. The meeting also reviewed and proposed updates to the ICAO
MID Air Navigation Strategy.

In January, the CANSO Middle East Safety Workgroup agreed the 2017-2018 work plan, in addition
to a one-day training on SEANS-Safety.

At the Fifth meeting of the Middle East Regional Aviation Safety Group (RASG-MID) Steering
Committee (RSC/5), CANSO agreed to champion the Safety Enhancement Initiative (SEI) on
implementing safety management systems.

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