Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA) Captain Gilbert Macharia Kibe has been appointed the Executive Committee Chairperson of the Civil Air Navigation Services Organisations (CANSO).
Captain Kibe’s appointment was announced at the 24th CANSO Annual General Virtual Meeting. Prior to his appointment Captain Kibe served as a member of the CANSO Executive Committee for the past four years.
“I am honoured to have been selected as chair of the CANSO Executive Committee. I have great faith in the Air Traffic Management (ATM) community and all that CANSO members have delivered in terms of transforming ATM, and I relish the task of working with industry key players across the globe to deliver a safe, seamless and sustainable future for the industry,” Captain Kibe said in a statement released by CANSO.
During the AGM, CANSO also launched a new advocacy priority to help the industry navigate the current aviation crisis. The commitment is to provide the policy and framework guidance to ensure the emergence of the ATM industry from the current pandemic a stronger and more resilient industry, well placed to continue to serve the evolving needs of managing safety and efficiency in the skies.
This resolution is added to CANSO’s existing priorities of enhancing the public perception of ATM; ensuring good regulatory practices; supporting operational standards that enhance ATM performance; promoting airspace modernisation for enhanced efficiency and to accommodate challenges of new entrants and supporting a collaborative approach to industry challenges.
Civil Air Navigation Services Organisation (CANSO) unites 186 air traffic management (ATM) service providers and suppliers in committing to support the safe and seamless recovery of aviation through strong leadership and a new advocacy resolution.
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