Operations Quarterly Updates 2016

Quarter Four, 2016

The Operations Standing Committee Full Workgroup meeting took place in Narita, Japan, hosted by Japan Air Navigation Services (JANS). The meeting provided the opportunity for Members to report progress on deliverables including

  • the development of ANSP training curriculum on the safe integration of RPAS operations
  • a CANSO PBN Vision document that clearly defines where we expect to be in 2030 and properly influences the path that stakeholders take in the coming years
  • the development of a CANSO guidance document on the operational efficiencies and safety enhancements gained through the use of controller-pilot data link communications
  • a Best Practice Guide to implementing CDM and air traffic flow management, which will be applicable to Member ANSPs across the globe.

The CANSO Aeronautical Information Management (AIM) Workgroup has produced AIM Training Development Guidance Manual: A Competency-Based Model for Air Navigation Service Providers, which will be published in November. This supports CANSO Members in improving the efficiency and cost effectiveness off aeronautical information management by ensuring that the required staff has the competencies to manage the increasingly automated environment for managing aeronautical information.

A five-day course, “Methodology and Best Practices for Aviation System Block Upgrades Implementation” took place in Singapore in August 2016 attracting 26 participants from 19 States and organisations. The course was jointly organised by MITRE and the Singapore Aviation Academy as a quality service from CANSO. Another course will take place in Singapore on 14-18 August 2017. Please use the following link to sign up or find more information about hosting the ASBU course at your own premises canso.org/asbu-implementation-training


Quarter Three, 2016

CANSO (through the Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems Workgroup) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) jointly hosted the 5th meeting of the ICAO RPAS Panel in San Diego, California, attended by 105 representatives from 24 countries and 14 international organisations. The meeting reviewed 10 working papers and worked on regulatory issues surrounding seven areas concerning RPAS, including: airworthiness, communications, detect and avoid, licensing, operations, air traffic management and human factors.

The CANSO operations community continued its regular flow of publications that add value for Members. The Flight Information Region Boundary Crossing Task Force (FIRBX TF) produced Automation Interface between Flight Information Regions – Best Practice Guide for ANSPs. The Airport Collaborative Decision-Making Subgroup (ACDM SG) produced Airport Collaborative Decision-Making – Optimisation through Collaboration.

Having hosted the first Aviation System Block Upgrades (ASBU) Implementation Training in 2014, CAAS will host two further trainings in Singapore on 1-5 August 2016 and on 14-18 August 2017. The training provides members of the global aviation community with a common understanding of the ASBU methodology and how best to implement the modules.


Quarter Two, 2016

The Operations Standing Committee has established a new Collaborative Decision Making Task Force (CDM TF) to support the goal of seamless airspace globally, and is seeking Members to participate in the group. The CDM TF will author a best practice guide to implementing CDM and air traffic flow management (ATFM); support the development of a common regional ATFM framework; support the work of the CANSO region directors and regional implementation groups to provide a regionally agreed framework for the harmonised implementation of networked, interoperable, multi-FIR, multi-State, cross-boundary collaborative ATFM capability.


Quarter One, 2016

The Operations Standing Committee (OSC) participated in the Asia Pacific Air Traffic Flow Management (ATFM) Operational Trial Mid-Term Review and the ATFM workshop in December. The meeting, held in Singapore, focused on outcomes and next steps for the Asia Pacific Distributed Multi-Nodal ATFM Network and was jointly organised by Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and International Air Transport Association (IATA).

The Environment Workgroup (ENVWG) is supporting noise mitigation procedures and the relationship between airports and ANSPs. The workgroup is encouraging airports to adopt the initiatives described in the CANSO/ACI document, Managing the Impacts of Aviation Noise: A Guide for Airport Operators and Air Navigation Service Providers. Through this effort, the airport authority for Portland International Airport has taken the initiative to work with the local community when new arrival or departure procedures are contemplated so as to minimise community impact. With guidance from the ENVWG, it is establishing itself as a thought and action leader in that relationship in the US. Other US airports are also seeking advice from ENVWG.

ASBU Implementation Training
AEROTHAI will host a five-day training course ‘Methodology and Best Practices for ASBU implementation’ for its staff and regional aviation stakeholders 8-12 February. The course has been successfully delivered to various ANSPs by MITRE as a ‘quality service from CANSO’. The course helps ANSPs in complying with the ASBU framework in the ICAO Global Air Navigation Plan (GANP). Students learn how to select, prioritise and implement ASBU capabilities; how to identify gaps between current ATM capabilities and ASBU capabilities; how to develop a business case to support investment decisions; and other key implementation issues.

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