Recognizing that aviation safety and security is a collective responsibility of all the aviation stakeholders, ICAO has maintained a steady partnership and collaboration with CANSO. The 2019 CANSO Asia Pacific Conference was hosted by the Japan Air Navigation Services (JANS) in Fukuoka, Japan from 22-24 May 2019. The conference examined how ANSPs in the region can navigate a rapidly changing ATM landscape arising from strong traffic growth, technological disruption and new airspace users.
ICAO’s Asia Pacific Office participated in the panel on ‘Navigating the changing ATM landscape in APAC’. Their presentation emphasized that the 6th Edition of the ICAO Global Air Navigation Plan, which includes the evolved Aviation System Block Upgrades framework, provides directions, a vision, a conceptual roadmap with some performance ambitions to navigate an ever-changing aviation landscape. A Global Aviation Trust Framework is necessary to exchange safety and non-safety critical information, reduce the threat surface for cyber-attacks, guarantee resilience for the air navigation system and enable global interoperability and a single digital sky.
Also, ‘Management of Change’ provisions in ICAO Annex 19 denotes the key risk management process to manage safety risks and provide the link between changes/innovations initiated for the improvement of capacity and efficiency and safety management. A change management process would ensure the desired efficiency and capacity outcomes are achieved without compromising safety performance.