CANSO - Civil Air Navigation Services Organisation


CANSO Emblem

Founded in 1996, the Civil Air Navigation Services Organisation (CANSO) is the global voice of the companies that provide air traffic control, and represents the interests of Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSPs) worldwide. CANSO members are responsible for supporting over 85% of the world air traffic, and through its workgroups, members share information and develop new policies, with the ultimate aim of improving air navigation services on the ground and in the air. CANSO also represents its members’ views in major regulatory and industry forums, including at the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), where it has official Observer status. CANSO was located at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport until early 2023, when the Organization moved to brand new offices located in Soesterberg, Netherlands, a town in the Dutch province of Utrecht.


An Air Navigation Service Provider (ANSP) is a body that manages flight traffic on behalf of a company, region or country. To promote and defend Members’ interests, CANSO also works closely with the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the Airports Council International (ACI), in addition to regional institutions. Whilst CANSO main office is based in the Netherlands, the Organization also supports Regional Offices covering the whole world, and a representative office in Montréal, Canada to support the work with ICAO; the latter representative manages CANSO’s interface on a variety of strategic policy and regulatory issues affecting Air Transport Management (ATM).


Service cover sent from CANSO headquarters in the Netherlands to ICAO.

Postmarked on 12 November 2013.