DAR-ES-SALAAM, The Director-General of the Tanzania Civil Aviation Authority (TCAA), Hamza Johari, has been confirmed as Chairman of the Civil Air Navigation Services Organization (CANSO) Africa Region for a period of three years.
The confirmation of his appointment came after he was appointed to that position in March this year, at a meeting of the organization held in Madrid, Spain. CANSO is the global organization responsible for global air traffic management.
The body confirmed Johari's appointment during its 22nd Annual General Meeting held in Bangkok, Thailand, on Tuesday. As the CANSO Chairman for Africa, he automatically becomes a member of the CANSO Executive Committee (Exco), the governing organ of the international organization.
Teri Bristol, the Chief Operating Officer of the United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) continues to be the CANSO global Chairperson. The Global Vice-Chairman is Rudy Keller from Canada. Other Exco members include Martin Rolfe (England), Klaus Dieter Scheurle (Germany), Mark Cooper (England) and Augustin Rodrigues Grellet (Agentina).
The list also includes Jan Klas (Czech Republic), Don Thoma (US), Dr Saleh Al Ghamdi (Saudi Arabia), Kevin Shum (Singapore) and Captain Gilbert Kibe (Kenya).
The Exco meets four times a year to spearhead the strategic direction of air traffic management and other policy issues to ensure safe and efficient global air transport.
The management of CANSO is headed by its Director General, Mr Jeff Poole, who works with other staff of the Secretariat to ensure EXCOM directives and strategies are implemented. CANSO has five regions -- Africa, Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean and the Middle East
Source: NAM NEW NETWORK