CANSO and CGH Technologies Inc. Partner to Provide ANSPs with New Platform for Enhancing Air Traffic Management

CANSO and CGH Technologies, Inc. today signed a landmark agreement that will improve collaborative decision-making (CDM) and enhance air traffic flow management (ATFM) worldwide. The agreement secures the provision of a purpose built collaborative software platform based on the successful regional initiative CADENA (CANSO ATFM Data Exchange Network for the Americas). 

The new platform, CADENCE (CANSO Air Traffic Flow Management (ATFM) Data Exchange Network for Cooperative Excellence), will be made available in all regions, supported by CGH Technologies, Inc., the developer of the CADENA platform. CADENCE will enable air navigation service providers (ANSPs) to share information on factors affecting airspace demand and capacity, facilitate enhanced situational awareness, and engagement of all stakeholders in the development of collaborative approaches to optimise air traffic. 

Recognising that each region is unique, CANSO will undertake consultation with ANSPs in each region and a global CADENCE Task Force will be established to support regional action teams in the set-up of regional operational information systems (OIS) where needed. This will ensure ongoing access to peers and experts and provide guidance, training and information on best practices as local procedures are established. 

“We are pleased to be partnering with CGH Technologies, Inc. on this initiative,” said Simon Hocquard, Director General CANSO. “CDM and ATFM are the essential building blocks to improve operational coordination and management of our skies. This initiative will enable ANSPs, airlines and other stakeholders to effectively work together to reduce air traffic delays, lessen environmental impact and improve collaborative planning on everything from runway construction to the management of air traffic following natural disasters. CADENA has been incredibly successful in Latin America and the Caribbean and we look forward to working with other regions to in mirroring this success.”

“We look forward to partnering with CANSO on the development and implementation of the CADENCE OIS in all regions,” said Cindy Troutman, President CGH Technologies, Inc. “The aviation community has been impacted this past year but the spirit to rebuild better, safer and more efficient has never been stronger.  With CADENCE, CANSO is truly bringing an operational focus and voice to the air traffic management industry and CGH Technologies, Inc. stands ready to support the industry as we redefine the future.”


About CANSO 

The Civil Air Navigation Services Organisation (CANSO) is the global voice of air traffic management worldwide. CANSO Members support almost 90 percent of world air traffic. Members share information and develop new policies, with the ultimate aim of improving air navigation services on the ground and in the air. CANSO represents its Members’ views in major regulatory and industry forums, including at ICAO, where it has official Observer status. CANSO has an extensive network of Associate Members drawn from across the aviation industry. For more, visit 

About CGH Technologies, Inc.

CGH Technologies, Inc., is a global provider of management support services and software solution services for Aeronautical Information Management (AIM), Airspace Design, Air Traffic Flow Management (ATFM), and Collaborative Decision Making (CDM) for both CAAs and ANSPs.  With over 30 years of experience, CGH Technologies, Inc., combines the unique blend of both technical and domain expertise that has developed and implemented some of the largest and most critical systems for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in operation today including: The Federal NOTAM System (FNS), the Obstruction Evaluation/ Airport Airspace Analysis (OE/AAA) program, and the Airport Geographical Information System (AGIS) to name a few.  We are the developer of CANSO’s CADENA Operational Information System (OIS) as well as the Irish Aviation Authority’s (IAA) Aireon Aircraft Locating and Emergency Response Tracking (Aireon ALERT) service.

For more information, please contact: 

Debroah Seymour
Communications Director, CANSO
+31 63 047 5595

Freyja Moorhead
Communications Manager, CANSO
+31 65 781 3747

Kevin P. Haggerty
VP, International & Global Aviation Solutions
CGH Technologies, Inc.
+1 202-893-0460

Dan Smiley
VP, Air Traffic Management Services
CGH Technologies, Inc.
+1 202-554-7774