Safety Quarterly Update

Quarter 1, 2019

CANSO held a CANSO Europe Safety Strategy (CESAF) workshop on incident investigations and fostering trust with operational personnelin Brussels, Belgium. Safety professionals from various Europe ANSPs shared best practices in occurrence investigations, and began formulating guidance material for the broader safety investigation community.

In December, NAV CANADA hosted the annual CANSO Global ATM Safety Conference 2018 in Banff, Canada, uniting industry experts, senior ANSP executives, stakeholders and suppliers from around globe to discuss safety, the top priority of the aviation industry. The multiple interactive panels, data comparisons, presentations and robust safety discussions explored the CANSO Standard of Excellence in Human Performance Management; the ongoing Standard of Excellence in Air Navigation Services – Safety (SEANS-Safety) initiative; and the importance of developing cyber risk mitigation strategies.

To that end, CANSO established a Human Performance Management Workgroup to help ANSPs implement effective human performance management, and a Cyber Safety Task Force (CS TF) to develop a cyber maturity model that focuses on ATM services remaining safe following a cyber-attack. Both are open to Full and Associate Members so please get in touch with your Focal Point if you would like to join.

During the conference, the prestigious CANSO Global Safety Achievement Award 2018 was presented to Samba Dabor, Safety Manager, Roberts Flight Information Region (FIR), for establishing Roberts FIR’s first safety management system. Mr. Dabor completed this achievement in just three months using the CANSO Standard of Excellence in Safety Management Systems as part of the CANSO Africa ATM Safety Peer Review Initiative.

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