Paul Riemens - Articles and news items
Airport news • 1 October 2012 • CANSO
Jeff Poole will assume the role of Director General as from the 1st of January 2013.
Issue 6 2011 • 8 December 2011 • Paul Riemens, Chairman of the CANSO Executive Committee
By 2026, it is forecast that aviation will contribute one trillion USD to the world’s GDP per year. This is more than double the 425 billion USD it contributes today, and clearly demonstrates the increasingly important role that aviation plays in supporting the global economy. However, this relies on the provision of a safe, efficient and cost effective Air Traffic Management (ATM) system that is capable of serving increasing growth.Air navigation service providers (ANSPs), together with their airline and airport partners, are an integral part of the global aviation system. They are responsible for ensuring that the future ATM system is fit for purpose, while at the same time, meeting market demand and continuing to provide a safe, efficient and cost effective service to their customers – the airspace users.This is not an easy task. Airspace is a finite resource and there are only so many aircraft that can safely fly through the same section of sky at any one time. ANSPs also face a myriad of political, technical and human resources challenges that can, at times, stand in the way of progress.