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Goa hosts Civil Air Navigation Services Organisation (CANSO) Asia Pacific Conference

Goa is hosting the three-day Civil Air Navigation Services Organisation (CANSO) Conference from 1st to 3rd November 2022.  Across the three days, delegates and exhibitors from the Asia Pacific region and beyond will be discussing and collaborating on the key issues that will help shape the future of Asia’s aviation industry and turn the Complete Air Traffic System(CATS) Global Council’s vision for the skies of 2045 into a reality.

Dr Pramod Sawant, Chief Minister of Goa, General (Dr.) Vijay Kumar Singh (Retd.), Union Minister of State for Civil Aviation, and for Road Transport and Highways, Simon Hocquard, Director General, CANSO and Rajiv Bansal, Secretary of Civil Aviation will address the conference on 2nd November 2022.  “Think Global, Collaborate Regional, Accomplish Local” is the theme of this year’s conference.

As Poh Theen Soh, CANSO Director, Asia Pacific Affairs, stated: “With air travel recovering, it is now time to look beyond COVID-19 and to the future. Building on that CATS vision, Asia Pacific Air Navigation Service Providers can step up collaboration and tackle such crucial subjects as sustainability, and embracing and exploiting technology.”

Goa hosts Civil Air Navigation Services Organisation (CANSO) Asia Pacific Conference
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Conference also covers digitalisation and automation as key enablers in delivering CANSO’s vision for future skies. Delegates will also be able to view first-hand some of the cutting-edge technology that will help modernise Air Traffic Management in the region.

Simon Hocquard, Director General CANSO said that Improving efficiency and creating a more scalable, sustainable and resilient system has never been more urgent for the industry, so CANSO is looking forward to collaborating with colleagues across the region to raise the bar in Air Traffic Management.

Sanjeev Kumar, Chairman, of the Airports Authority of India said that “Airports Authority of India is very honoured to be hosting this year’s event as we strongly believe that this will not only benefit the entire region’s aviation industry but also will enhance the civil aviation of India through the exchange of knowledge and cooperation.”

Goa hosts Civil Air Navigation Services Organisation (CANSO) Asia Pacific Conference
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CANSO – the Civil Air Navigation Services Organisation – is the global voice of the air traffic management (ATM) industry and is shaping our future skies. Its members support over 90% of the world’s air traffic and include air navigation service providers, airspace users and operators, manufacturers and aviation industry suppliers. The organization looks at global Air Traffic Management performance by connecting the industry to share knowledge, expertise and innovation.

About Airports Authority of India

The Airports Authority of India (AAI) is responsible for the provision of Air Navigation Services over the Indian continental airspace and adjoining oceanic airspace, delegated to India by ICAO. AAI also functions as the major airport operator in India, responsible for the management of 133 Airports which include 24 International Airports, 78 Domestic Airports, 10 Customs Airports and 21 Civil Enclaves. AAI’s vision is to be World’s leading Airport Developer, Operator and Air Navigation Service Provider with a mission to enhance air connectivity across the nation and be an environmentally conscious sustainable organization using the state of the art and indigenous technology for cost-effective, modern, safe airport operations and air navigation services.

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