New ANC Commissioner for Abis
In January 2019, the Abis office in Montreal welcomed Albano Coutinho from Portugal as incoming member of the Air Navigation Commission (ANC) for Abis. The ANC is tasked by the ICAO Council to manage the technical work programme of ICAO. It has a strong focus on measures to maintain and improve aviation safety and air navigation efficiency. The Commission is composed of nineteen members who are highly qualified and have significant experience in civil aviation. Although ANC Commissioners are nominated by specific ICAO Member States, they do not represent the interest of any particular state or region. Rather they are expected to act independently and to offer their expertise in the interest of the entire international civil aviation community.