Airservices among world’s best – CANSO benchmarking study

written by | May 8, 2013
Airservices has ranked well among world ANSPs. (Airservices/Paul Sadler)

Airservices has been ranked among the world’s best as part of an international safety benchmarking study undertaken by the Civil Air Navigation Services Organisation (CANSO).

The study placed Airservices in second place for air navigation service providers (ANSP) in relation to the maturity of the organisation’s Safety Management System, with a score of more than 90 per cent effectiveness.

The study is part of CANSO’s safety program and benchmarks individual ANSP’s performance against a range of metrics such as loss of separation (IFR), runway incursion statistics and Safety Management System (SMS) maturity.


Airservices CEO Margaret Staib said Airservices performed consistently well in relation to loss of separation metrics, coming in with one of the lowest loss of separation rates globally for IFR flights per million flight hours and per 100,000 movements.

“However, while we are among the world’s best, we should not be complacent about safety and we continue to focus our efforts on further enhancing our safety performance,” Staib said.

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