in Events

CANSO Africa Conference underway in Dar es Salaam

Posted 3 September 2019 · Add Comment

The CANSO Africa Conference, CANSO’s annual regional event dedicated to the transformation of air traffic management (ATM) in Africa, is currently being held in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, focusing on regional collaboration and the acceleration of innovation to improve performance in Africa.

 

The theme is ‘Towards a seamless African sky and its impact on the next generation of aviation professionals’, and the event is exploring the latest challenges and opportunities in Africa and how regional collaboration and innovation can improve aviation in the region. 

The event was opened today by Simon Hocquard, director general of CANSO.

Led by industry key players and experts, the conference is exploring the potential partnerships and operational and technological innovation required to achieve a seamless sky in Africa and secure a high-performance workforce in the future. Key enablers addressed include harmonisation and interoperability, air traffic flow management (ATFM), performance based navigation (PBN), aviation system block upgrades (ASBUs), safety management systems (SMS), collaborative decision-making (CDM) and human factors. Strong regional collaboration and a commitment to innovation have been identified as the key drivers of such progress.

Hocquard said: “As Africa continues to experience rapid growth in air traffic, it is vital that the ATM industry works together ensure consistent, high levels of service provision across the region. The CANSO Africa Conference provides an important forum for service providers and suppliers to discuss key issues, share experience and expertise, and find common solutions. As the CANSO Africa ATM Safety Peer Review Initiative, Mombasa ATFM Roadmap, and joint CANSO/ICAO efforts on ASBU implementation show, the region is already making huge strides. But we need to continue to grow these collaborative initiatives and accelerate the adoption of innovative procedures and technologies if we are to achieve safe, seamless, and sustainable ATM both now and in the future.”

Isack Kamwelwe, minister of works, transport and communications, said: “I feel deeply honoured to participate in this important Conference on air transport, for which, this year, Tanzania has been privileged to host… The anticipated rise in air transportation and rapid transformation of aviation technology call for aviation authorities and air traffic control agencies to look for better ways to control and offer better services to sustain the sector, and it is my sincere hope that deliberations of this meeting will help to shape the industry.” 

Hamza Johari, director general of Tanzania Civil Aviation Authority, Chair, CANSO CEO Committee added: “The TCAA is honoured to host the CANSO Africa Conference 2019. CANSO provides a vital network in the region and is an important vehicle for change in Africa. Through CANSO, the ATM community is working together to address common problems and implement targeted measures that can transform ATM. I look forward working further with my colleagues on this throughout this week, and exploring what we can do to build a strong future for ATM in Africa.”

Other Stories
Advertisement
Latest News

IATA warns governments on high cost of testing

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called on governments to take action to address the high cost of COVID-19 tests in many jurisdictions and urged flexibility in permitting the use of cost-effective antigen tests as an

Gulfstream exceeds 500 in-flight connectivity service installations

Gulfstream Aerospace has surpassed 500 installations of the Inmarsat Jet ConneX in-flight connectivity platform on large- cabin aircraft. The Wi-Fi solution is available on new aircraft and can be retrofitted on qualifying existing

Embraer delivered 34 jets in Q2 of 2021

Embraer delivered a total of 34 jets in the second quarter of 2021, of which 14 were commercial aircraft and 20 were executive jets (12 light and eight large).

ICAO SG highlights African aviation's growth potential

Addressing Africa’s aviation leaders last week, most notably through her opening of the 2021 AFI Aviation Week, ICAO Secretary General Dr Fang Liu highlighted the tremendous potential future for aviation in Africa that could be

Single-engine Denali aircraft joins Beechcraft turboprop family

Textron Aviation is realigning its turboprop aircraft lineup as the single-engine Beechcraft Denali (previously branded the Cessna Denali) to join the legendary twin-engine Beechcraft King Air 260 and King Air 360/360ER as part of

Rostec starts developing hydrogen-powered aircraft engines

United Engine Corporation of Rostec has started a programme to develop hydrogen-powered engines for both aviation and ground applications.

Aviation Africa 2021 SKOC
See us at
WDS BT1202090322Aviation Africa 2021 BTOCAviation MENA 2022DAS21_BT