Strategy and Integration

CANSO’s Strategy and Integration Standing Committee (SISC) deals with the strategic, institutional and regulatory aspects of air navigation services. It provides information and analysis to help develop the long term future of the air traffic management (ATM) industry and of CANSO. SISC develops common positions on key issues affecting the ATM industry and ensures CANSO’s views are effectively communicated to key decision-makers, including regulators and governments. SISC also ensures cooperation with industry partners on these issues.

The CANSO strategy and integration work programme identifies and creates tools and guidance materials in all areas of ATM governance and management, to help air navigation service providers (ANSPs) become more customer-focused, better-performing organisations. It also develops strategies and policies to work with States and industry partners to achieve the goal of safe, efficient and seamless airspace globally.

The objectives of SISC are to:

  • Provide information on the possible future for ATM and risks and opportunities facing the ATM industry
  • Provide mechanisms to exchange information on institutional and regulatory issues impacting ATM
  • Develop recommendations for CANSO policies and positions on key issues for the aviation industry 
  • Propose campaigns to promote CANSO policies and positions with governmental, intergovernmental and other air transport stakeholder groups and institutions 
  • Identify, facilitate and promote potential partnerships with air transport stakeholder groups 
  • Review the implementation of external policies and positions and propose appropriate responses 
  • Provide a forum for Members to share best practice guidance on topics of interest for CANSO Members
  • Communicate its work and value created
  • Provide trend analysis, scenario planning and understanding of the wider aviation industry

SISC coordinates CANSO’s advocacy activities using the expertise of the other CANSO standing committees (Safety and Operations) and CANSO ICAO Affairs. It facilitates dialogue and collaboration between CANSO’s global and regional work streams to build support from the whole membership as well as ensuring consistency in CANSO’s advocacy activities.

Three workgroups and one task force develop recommendations, policies, strategies and materials across a wide range of key strategy and integration issues.

Workgroup Task

Acquisition Excellence Workgroup (AEWG)

Accumulates, tailors, improves, shares and promotes best practice for acquisition management across the full system life cycle. It proposes campaigns to promote best practice within acquisition management; provides a forum for Members to provide best practice guidance to the specific needs of the ATM industry on topics of interest to CANSO Members; facilitates coordination with other CANSO work programmes; and establishes metrics and a benchmarking framework for acquisition management practices.
Global Benchmarking Workgroup (GBWG) Collaborates in the development of key performance measures, monitors performance in air navigation services provision and identifies industry best practices to support the transformation of global ATM performance. The GBWG conducts an annual benchmarking exercise to produce the Global Air Navigation Services Performance Report. The report enables Members to compare performance in productivity, cost-effectiveness, pricing, revenue and profitability, and also provides evidence of improvements in global ATM performance.
Strategic Technology Workgroup (STWG) Identifies and assesses emerging technologies for potential impact/benefit for ATM to prepare Members to better understand their potential and make well-informed decisions on technology. Undertakes research to complete an overview of the current state of technology adoption and technology trends globally. The STWG provides an important venue for collaboration and information sharing on ATM technology and other related technologies that hold potential in other areas of the business.

Human Resources Workgroup (HRWG)

Provides a platform for sharing experience and data on human resources (HR) issues, supporting Members in HR management. It addresses issues such as fatigue management, insider security threats, employing people with disabilities, accreditation of training courses and change management required when introducing new technology, such as digitisation and remote air traffic control towers.
Operational Training Task Force  The OTTF provides a forum for global collaboration on best practices in ATM recruitment, selection and training. TF members also explore trends and respond to advocacy requirements.



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