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Wednesday, February 13, 2013

ICAO, CANSO Sign Air Navigation Agreement

The ICAO and Civil Air Navigation Services Organization (CANSO) have signed a new agreement to jointly pursue opportunities to increase air navigation safety worldwide.

ICAO President Roberto Kobeh Gonzalez and CANSO Director General Jeff Poole signed the memorandum of cooperation (MOC) at the World Air Traffic Management Congress gathering in Spain on Monday.

"The establishment of this framework is an important step in helping CANSO and ICAO achieve the highest levels of aviation safety worldwide," said Gonzalez. “This priority knows no borders and these types of collaborative data sharing and risk mitigation efforts are essential to helping states and industry proactively identify and address safety threats before they lead to a serious incident or accident.”

ICAO said the new agreement also supports the development of a new aviation safety intelligence model, a shared safety data bank among the air transport industry’s “key global players.” More

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