Nominees for CANSO award demonstrate strong achievements in improving safety in air traffic management

27 October 2017

 CANSO Global Safety Achievement Award 2017

Ahead of the CANSO Global ATM Safety Conference 2017, CANSO has announced the nominees for the CANSO Global Safety Achievement Award 2017. We are also looking ahead to the conference sessions and the important issues we are going to address.

CANSO has revealed the nominees for the CANSO Global Safety Achievement Award 2017. This award is given to a company or team that has made a significant safety contribution that has reduced aviation risk in the previous 12 months. This year, we have five outstanding nominations which serve to showcase the excellent work being undertaken on safety improvements across the ATM industry. The nominees are:

• Air Traffic Management Division and Air Traffic Engineering Services Division, Civil Aviation Department Hong Kong

• High Reliability Organisation, (HRO) programme, skyguide

• 'Think Act Be SAFE' project team, led by Brendan Booth, Head of Safety & Quality Standards, and Aarti Parajia, Employee Communications Specialist, NATS

• Air Traffic Organization and Commercial Space Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration

• CPDLC Safety Survey, Survey Sponsor and Survey Team, FAB Central Europe (FAB CE) (ANS Czech Republic, Austro Control, HungaroControl)

More information about the notable work of these nominees can be found here. The winner will be announced at the Award Dinner during the CANSO Global ATM Safety Conference 2017.

Will you join us?

In addition to the exciting Award Dinner, the CANSO Global ATM Safety Conference 2017 will offer a full week of in-depth sessions on new policy, best practice and innovative ideas that will further enhance ATM safety.

Among the many topics this year are presentations on the CANSO Standard of Excellence in Safety Management Systems, the results of this year's CANSO safety benchmarking, and updates from the CANSO Safety workgroups and the Human Performance Management Task Force.

We will also hold extended versions of our popular 'safety speed chats' focussing on the safe integration of new entrants into airspace, digital towers, and the challenges of automation.

For those ANSPs that submitted identified safety data this year, there will be an additional, closed session on Monday to explore the results and valuable lessons learned.

Registration for the  is easy and there is no fee for CANSO Members. Please go to the event page for additional information and to register.

See you in Sydney!

CANSO Global ATM Safety Conference 2017



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Kimberly Pyle, Safety Programme Manager, CANSO

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