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Remarks of CANSO Director General, Jeff Poole, at the CANSO Global ATM Operations Conference 2015

12 March 2015

In his remarks to the CANSO Global ATM Operations Conference on 12 March 2015, CANSO Director General, Jeff Poole, said the ATM industry must anticipate and prepare for the challenges of the future and prepare for 'disruptive technologies and innovations' that will change the way we do things. He cited remote towers and the rapid growth of remotely piloted aircraft systems or RPAS as examples.

Poole outlined CANSO progress on mitigating the problems surrounding the crossing of flight information region (FIR) boundaries. He also said the ATM industry needs to do more to talk about its environment activities and explain to regulators and governments how ATM helps the aviation industry reduce emissions.

Measuring performance helps improve efficiency. Poole outlined two recent CANSO initiatives: a report that enables Members to study their own efficiency against that of other ANSPs; and a measurement tool that will help ANSPs measure their operational performance separate from the performance of the other stakeholders.

During the conference Poole launched the CANSO "Performance-Based Navigation Best Practice Guide for ANSPs". He said we all need to continue the job of explaining the benefits of PBN and ensuring not only that ANSPs are PBN capable but also that airlines fully accept PBN and ensure they have the appropriate avionics and their crews are trained.

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