Quarter 1, 2017
The Policy Standing Committee held a Scenario Planning Exercise with representatives of the three CANSO
Standing Committees (Operations, Policy, Safety). The group considered alternative futures in which decisions made
today might play out, providing valuable insight and context to support the future strategy for ATM and CANSO.
The ATM Security Workgroup (ASWG) agreed to develop actions to stimulate the growth of a security culture. Given
that communications, navigation and surveillance (CNS) is potentially exposed to security threats, the Workgroup
will act as an observer for all discussions on security concerns related to the radio spectrum and CNS systems in
The Next Generation of Aviation Professionals Implementation Task Force (NITF) was represented at the annual
ICAO Next Generation of Aviation Professionals (NGAP) Implementation Working Group meeting in December. In
line with the outcomes, the NITF will support the implementation of the NGAP ICAO programme and also consider
the challenges of the amendment of the ICAO Procedures for Air Navigation Services – Training (PANS-TRG, Doc).
NITF met at the end of January to discuss the next steps in the light of this ICAO event.
The first Acquisition Excellence Workgroup (AEWG) meeting took place in December. This provided Members
the opportunity to establish a list of priorities that highlight the importance of working in partnership, improving
stakeholder management with regulators and the safety community, managing change during long lifecycle periods
for technologies, and approaching cyber security via a holistic approach.
The Human Resources Workgroup (HRWG) will meet in Curacao in February to discuss air traffic control (ATC)
training accreditation, employing people with disabilities, security, and health and safety.
The Performance-based Regulation on Remote Tower Task Force (PBR on RT TF), which will make recommendations
on a performance-based regulatory approach, is open for Members to join. Please contact
andrea.ivasivka@CANSO.org for more information.