The objective of the Universal Security Audit Programme (USAP) is to promote global aviation security through the auditing of all ICAO Member States on a regular basis to determine the status of States’ implementation of the critical elements of an aviation security oversight system and the security-related ICAO Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs), associated procedures, guidance material and security-related practices.
USAP audits are regular, mandatory, systematic and harmonized. They cover States’ aviation security oversight capabilities as well as auditing security measures at selected airports. In addition, the USAP is based on the following nine principles:
        •     Sovereignty of States;
        •     Universality;
        •     Transparency;
        •     Objectivity;
        •      Fairness;
        •      Quality;
        •      Timeliness;
        •      All-inclusiveness; and
        •      Confidentiality.
For more information on the USAP or USAP audits, please contact:
Universal Security Audit Programme (USAP)
Aviation Security Audit Section (ASA)
Phone: +1 514-954-6192
Fax: +1 514-954-5774