Alexandre de Juniac, Director General of IATA, paid tribute to air navigation service providers (ANSPs) who keep the skies safe. As well as safety, he said that the airlines’ expectations of CANSO Members were: efficient, reliable and cost-effective air traffic management; sufficient capacity in the face of rapidly growing air traffic; and greater transparency, consultation and collaboration between ANSPs as well as between ANSPs and stakeholders such as airlines and airports.
In addition, Angela Gittens, Director General of ACI, emphasised that the reliable and effective transmission of data is crucial to improving operational efficiency, particularly collaborative decision making (CDM) between airports, airlines and ANSPs. A major concern for airports was the impact of aviation noise on local communities and she was pleased that CANSO and ACI were currently working on a joint publication on managing noise.
Jeff Poole emphasised that CANSO and its Members are addressing key issues in air traffic management (ATM), including capacity and delays and the introduction of new technologies. Successful ATM requires all stakeholders, including airlines, airports, States and regulators, to work in close collaboration and partnership.