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Terms of Reference

1. To co-ordinate and disseminate Air Navigation Airspace rules, regulations and policy, on behalf of FAI as they may affect the types of aviation in which FAI and its members are involved.

2. Airspace.  The principal FAI objective is to preserve freedom of access for the air sports community.  To further this objective, CANS will:

2.1 Implement any necessary action with the aim to preserve freedom of access for the airsports community.

2.2 Identify Airspace and Air Traffic Management (ATM) issues as they may affect FAI activities.

2.3 Facilitate support to Nations to assist in the defence of airspace access for air sports.

2.4 Collect information on relevant National and Regional rules and procedures and make available to FAI members in a useful form. In the European area, fraternal relations with Europe Air Sports (EAS) are to be maintained.

2.5 Liase with the principal world Aviation Regulatory Bodies such as the EASA, FAA and other equivalent and complementary bodies.

2.6 Communicate with ICAO in a manner approved by the FAI Executive Board and the FAI representative, on behalf of Sport Aviation.  

3.  Navigation Systems. It is appropriate for FAI to have a knowledge of the technology of navigational and reporting systems. This will enable FAI to liaise, and have credibility, with Air Traffic Management (ATM) bodies, Government Departments and others as appropriate.  CANS shall acquire, promote and disseminate such knowledge on behalf of FAI.  This includes the evaluation of navigation and position and altitude recording equipment designed to maintain separation from other air space users and for the avoidance of restricted airspace.  Such knowledge is also to aid compliance with FAI, National and International rules and procedures.

4. FAI Information Resource.  To produce and maintain an information resource for use by FAI members on the above and related subjects.

5. To make regular reports to General Conference and to other FAI meetings and events as requested.

6. To attend conferences and events and make presentations to and on behalf of FAI where necessary.

7. Commission structure and procedures are to be those in Statutes and By-laws for Technical Commissions. Experts in relevant areas of expertise may be co-opted.