Operations Quarterly Update

Quarter 2, 2018

The Operations Standing Committee (OSC) has welcomed four new workgroup chairs. Julio Rodriguez, Instituto Dominicano de Aviacion Civil (IDAC), and Jan-Philipp Lauer, Deutsche Flugsicherung (DFS), are now Co-Chairs of the Aeronautical Information Management Workgroup (AIM WG). Roosevelt Peña, Instituto Dominicano de Aviacion Civil (IDAC), has been appointed Co-Chair of the Air Traffic Flow Management Workgroup (ATFM WG) and Michael Warner, Inmarsat, Co-Chair of the Performance Based Navigation Workgroup (PBN WG). These new additions reinforce the global team and will help to provide the expertise CANSO Members need. The OSC is also seeking a Chair for the Controller Pilot Data Link Communications Task Force (CPDLC TF).

CANSO workgroups and task forces offer unique opportunities to be involved in developing key industry policies, guidance and reports. They also provide a strong platform for peer-to-peer learning and networking. If you are interested in offering your skills and experience and giving back to the ATM community either as a participant or chair, please email info@canso.org.


In response to strong interest in developing a CANSO position paper on satellite surveillance and tracking, CANSO has established a new Satellite Surveillance and Tracking Task Force to advance the work. The Task Force has already signed up 24 members and will focus on ADS-B, ADS-C and CPDLC technologies and improvements.
For information about new operations publications, please see the Publications section on page 6 or view online


Quarter 1, 2018

In November, CANSO participated in the ICAO ATFM Global Symposium (ATFM2017). This symposium fostered increased awareness by governments, regulators, air traffic services providers and airspace users on the importance of ATFM. It also touched on the third edition of the ICAO Manual on Collaborative Air Traffic Flow Management(Doc 9971), which promotes the concept of capacity management and airspace design into flow management – something which CANSO strongly supports.

For its part, CANSO showcased its efforts and contributions in ATFM and A-CDM globally and regionally, advising it would soon be adding a Best Practice Guide to implementing CDM and ATFM to the CANSO publications library to aid implementation worldwide.

In January 2018, the CANSO Environment Workgroup (ENV WG) outlined CANSO activities with regard to environment and noise reduction at an EU Aviation Research Policy on Noise workshop. This workshop, organised by the European Commission, Clean Sky and the Innovation and Networks Executive Agency (INEA), provided an overview of the current aviation noise-related challenges, presented EU aviation noise research and identified gaps between needs and responses, with CANSO outlining its work in this area.

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