Remarks of CANSO DG, Jeff Poole, at the CAA Performance Based Regulation Conference 2014

19 May 2014

In a speech to the Performance Based Regulation Conference, organised by the UK’s Civil Aviation Authority, CANSO Director General Jeff Poole gave a perspective on the applicability of performance based regulation (PBR) for the air traffic management (ATM) industry. He called for a regulatory approach that emphasises what must actually be achieved, focusing on agreed, measurable outcomes and placing more of the responsibility and accountability with the service provider in how the performance requirements would be met. He cautioned that, while PBR might be appropriate for those States that already have a well-established regulatory regime, a more incremental approach would be wiser for those States with less mature oversight capabilities. 

Performance Based Regulation has the potential to transform the way that ANSPs run their operations and how States oversee those operations. It would result in a complete change in mind-set, ensuring all players focus on measurable outcomes. It could lead to a paradigm shift, enabling the industry to take a step closer towards the goal of transforming ATM performance and delivering seamless airspace globally; improving efficiency and driving down costs, while enhancing safety and efficiency.




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