Middle East Quarterly Update

Quarter 1, 2018

 The Middle East CANSO CEO Committee (MEC3) has agreed that work in the region in 2018 should have a priority focus on safety, and closely involve the CANSO Safety Programme. In conjunction with and at the request of ICAO, CANSO has been leading on a Safety Enhancement Initiative(SEI) on ATM safety management systems (SMS) in the Middle East.

Through the initiative CANSO has deepened its relationship with ICAO in the region, addressing key ATM challenges, such as increasing traffic demand, the implementation of new technology, the growth in unmanned aircraft, increasing automation, while maintaining and improving safety. In November, CANSO conducted a SMS and Just Culture workshop in Oman. It was attended by 33 participants, including five regional ANSPs, and offered important practical and strategic information on boosting SMS in the Middle East.

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