Safety Quarterly Update

Quarter 1, 2018

In November, CANSO held the CANSO Global ATM Safety Conference 2017 in Sydney, Australia, hosted by Airservices. The conference included presentations on global best practices, and the challenges associated with new entrants, remote towers, and automation. Participants committed to exploring safety management systems (SMS) for new entrants; researching new measures for predictive safety, operational risk and positive safety performance; and continuing the annual CANSO safety performance benchmarking efforts.

During the Safety Conference, the annual CANSO Global Safety Achievement Award was presented to the Air Traffic Management Division and Air Traffic Engineering Services Division, Civil Aviation Department Hong Kong. The organisation was commended for commissioning a new air traffic management system in Hong Kong and further enhancing air navigation safety and efficiency in the Hong Kong Flight Information Region (HKFIR).

Safety played a key role in the CANSO Latin America and Caribbean Conference 2017 in Brazil in December, including a full day workshop on the CANSO SEANS-Safety initiative. This resulted in commitments for assessments from COCESNA (for Guatemala and Honduras) and EANA. The assessment in Guatemala is complete with dates being negotiated for the next assessments. A number of Associate Members also expressed interest in participating in the SEANS-Safety initiative.

Following this, CANSO presented a joint session on operational safety culture at the Safety Management Summit Brazil 2017, in Rio.

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