CANSO and ENAIRE have met today to promote their collaboration and to discuss the challenges that the European Aviation is facing
CANSO and ENAIRE have held today a strategic bilateral meeting to discuss the challenges that the European Aviation is facing and to make more vivid the CANSO-ENAIRE cooperation.
CANSO is the worldwide organization representing the interests of air navigation service providers (ANSPs), of which ENAIRE, the Spanish ANSP, is a founding member since 1998.
The new CANSO Director Europe Affairs, Tanja Grobotek, the CANSO Deputy Director General, Simon Hocquard had the oppoortunity to discuss with Ángel Luis Arias, Director General of ENAIRE, and his team the current challenges of the European Aviation and to better comprehend the particularities of the aviation sector in Spain.
Danilo Pisciottu, CANSO Manager European Regulatory & Social Affairs; Eduardo García González, CANSO Manager European ATM Coordination & Safety; Tanja Grobotek, CANSO Director Europe Affairs; Simon Hocquard, CANSO Deputy Director General; Mariluz de Mateo, ENAIRE Business Development Director.
The event proved to be very fruitful for both parties involved: ENAIRE took the chance to share with CANSO its views on key topics like – Single European Sky, future of air traffic management (ATM) in Europe and main ATM challenges in the short term.
Today meeting brought to further positive thoughts; CANSO and ENAIRE discussed the challenges of the European aviation, decided to strengthen their cooperation and agreed on the need to all stakeholders to work together to create a truly Single European Sky and ensure that passengers receive total quality of service.
After the bilateral meeting with ENAIRE, CANSO had the opportunity to elaborate its activities at global level and in Europe to Spanish aviation stakeholders such as Spanish CAA and NSA (AESA), Spanish Air Force, AENA (Spanish Airports), Airlines Associations and Spanish ATM Industry, to provide a platform to respond to challenges in ATM, and to create an environment for ANSPs to enhance ATM performance through collaboration.
ENAIRE is the company belonging to the Public Works Department that handles air navigation in Spain. ENAIRE is the main supplier of air traffic control services in our country and the fourth largest in Europe. It renders aerodrome control services at 21 airports, including the 5 busiest in terms of air traffic. In 2017, ENAIRE operated 1.99 million flights to and from four continents (Europe, America, Asia and Africa), transporting 284 million passengers.