Safety is the number one priority of the aviation industry. ATM faces many challenges including: increasing traffic demand; the implementation of new technology; new entrants to airspace such as unmanned aircraft; and increasing automation. The ATM industry must address these while maintaining and improving safety.
The Safety Standing Committee (SSC) oversees CANSO’s Safety Programme and aims to: continually improve safety performance in air traffic management (ATM) operations; further enhance safety management and culture among CANSO Members; and provide global leadership on safety management issues. CANSO’s safety work programme helps ANSPs improve safety through elements such as safety management systems, best practices and benchmarking.The objectives of the SSC are to:
There are three workgroups and various subgroups available to our Members that develop recommendations, policies, strategies and materials across a wide range of key safety issues.
|SMS and Best Practices Workgroup (SMS and BPWG)||Implements a CANSO Safety Strategy that seeks to drive safety performance through global industry collaboration and a success-based approach. It does this by collaborating with industry partners and facilitating regional safety programmes and safety support.|
|Safety Performance Measurement Workgroup (SPMWG)||Develops and implements common definitions through fostering global harmonisation in safety performance measurement. Seeking predictive measures of risk and positive safety performance metrics, the workgroup creates new leading indicators so that Members can better understand their safety performance and risk control effectiveness. The workgroup conducts analysis based on comprehensive data mining, statistical research and in depth comparison to improve operational safety. Regular reports generate better understanding of the ATM system’s current safety status and awareness about trends in potential safety hazards.|
|Future Safety Development Workgroup (FSDWG)||Creates safety management guidance and tools which assist ANSPs to transition to increasingly automated service delivery. The workgroup develops safety management processes and approaches, and promotes the adoption of new practices in ANSPs with mature safety management systems (SMS). It also identifies and promotes good practices in SMS within the ANSP community.|
|Human Performance Management Task Force (HPMTF)||Produces a Standard of Excellence for Human Performance Management which will encourage ANSPs to adopt best practice in human performance. In addition, the TF will produce guidance materials to help ANSPs assess their human performance management level of maturity.|