Johannesburg, South Africa – 18 June 2019. Air Traffic and Navigation Services (ATNS) Interim CEO, Thomas Kgokolo, is scheduled to participate in a panel discussion on human performance management in Air Traffic Management (ATM) – the status, lessons learned, specific initiatives, future plans, at the Civil Air Navigation Services Organization (CANSO) Global ATM Summit and 23rd CANSO Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Geneva, Switzerland – this afternoon.
The topic will be introduced and moderated by Dr. Steven Shorrock, Senior Specialist Safety and Human Factors, EUROCONTROL. His panellists are Neil May, Head of Human Factors, NATS; Alex Bristol, Chief Executive Officer, skyguide; Thomas Kgokolo, Chief Executive Officer (Interim), ATNS; Graeme Sumner, Chief Executive Officer, Airways New Zealand and Major Brigadier Walcyr Josué de Castilho Araujo, Deputy Director DECEA. This session will look at the importance and value of human performance in an ATM environment that is interactive, complex and continuously changing, in order to deliver safe, efficient and effective air traffic services.
In his Welcome Address, CANSO Director General, Jeff Poole said “The AGM is the most important governance meeting of CANSO Members. It gives Members an opportunity to have their say on key issues as well as electing representatives to the CANSO Executive Committee”. He further stated that “this year we will be making important decisions about a new (third) membership category, ‘Specialised Service provider’. And for the first time, Members will be voting on an AGM resolution to strengthen the voice of CANSO on its key priorities”.
It is essential that operational personnel (air traffic controllers, maintainers and others) operate at an optimal level of performance. It is people that control aircraft and maintain equipment and people that create safety. Good human performance is therefore required to deliver good air traffic management services.