A number of ICAO Member States have difficulties in resolving their safety deficiencies due to lack of financial, technical and/or qualified human resources. ICAO facilitates assistance through the Cooperative Development of Operational Safety and Continuing Airworthiness Programmes (COSCAPs) and supports Regional Safety Oversight Organizations (RSOOs), through which groups of States can collaborate and share resources to improve their safety oversight capabilities.

 As an integral part of the GASP, Regional Aviation Safety Groups (RASGs), together with COSCAPs and RSOOs harmonize all activities aimed to address aviation safety issues in each ICAO region.

COSCAPs and RSOOs play an important role by supporting the establishment and operation of a performance-based safety system by analyzing safety information and hazards to aviation at regional level and reviewing the action plans developed within the region.

There is a growing number of COSCAPs and RSOOs, several of which are already well established and operational in regions around the world, while States are expected to become fully operational over the next few years.

Along with the RASGs, they built upon the achievements of existing sub-regional safety organizations and facilitate the exchange of best practices, cooperation and collaboration using a top-down approach—complementing the bottom-up approach of planning by sub-regions, States and industry.




Central American Agency of Aviation Safety

Central America

Belize; Costa Rica; El Salvador; Guatemala; Honduras; Nicaragua

​Manuel E. Cáceres D. (Gen.)
Barrio Cacique de Alajuela, Contiguo a la Escuela el Aeropuerto, Edificio ATC - Radar, Alajuela, Costa Rica
(506) 2430-0697,
(506) 2440-1981,
(506) 2443-1160
(506) 2443-8968
Agence De Supervision De La Securite AerienneEn Afrique Centrale


Cameroon; Central African Republic; Chad; Congo; Equatorial Guinea; Gabon; Sao Tome and Principe

Paul Alain MENDOUGA (Mr.)
Director General
Tel. +237 99 91 23 97
       +237 73 27 44 79
       +235 60 86 82 24
Banjul Accord Group Safety Oversight Organization



Cape Verde; Gambia; Ghana; Guinea; Liberia; Nigeria; Sierra Leone

 Wg Cdr (rtd) Emmanuel A. Akatue
 Executive Director
 Cell. +234 812 999 9982
Civil Aviation Safety and Security Oversight Agency (CASSOA): Established and started operation in 2007 as a specialised agency of the Community responsible for ensuring the development of safe and secure civil aviation system in the region.


Burundi; Kenya; Rwanda; Tanzania; Uganda

Barry Kashambo (Mr.)
Executive Director
Plot 41/43, Circular Road P. O. Box 873
Entebbe, Uganda
Tel: +256 (0)752 332 047;
        +256 (0)312 266 930;
        +256 (0)414 322 047
Fax: +256 (0)414 322 049
Caribbean Aviation Safety and Security Oversight System


Barbados, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago
Greg Fox (Capt.)
2 Winchester Road
Kingston 10, Jamaica
Tel: + (876) 960-4364
Fax: + (876) 929-4532
Commonwealth of Independent States
Eastern Europe

Armenia; Azerbaijan; Belarus; Kazakhstan; Kyrgyzstan; Republic of Moldova; Russian Federation; Tajikistan; Turkmenistan; Ukraine; Uzbekistan
Victor Rukhlinskiy (Mr.)
Regional Project Coordinator
Bolshaya Ordynka Str. 22/2/1
119017, Moscow, Russia
Tel: (+7 495) 953-12-44
Fax: (+7 495) 953-35-08/953-16-00
Harmonization of international and national safety oversight provisions, regulations and procedures.

Middle East

Bahrain; Kuwait; United Arab Emirates

​Nadia Konzali (Ms.)
Project Coordinator
Airworthiness Expert
P.O.BOX No.: 6558 Abu Dhabi - UAE
Mobile: +971 50 32 81 510
Office: +971 2 405 4267
North Asia - Established in 2003 with support from EC, IFFAS, US, Canadian Governments and industry. Focus on CAST/JSSI.

China; Democratic People's Republic of Korea; Mongolia; Republic of Korea

​Wayne Chapin (Capt.)
​Chief Technical Advisor
Ms. Sun Qun - Administrative Assistant
C/O UNDP, 2 liangmahe Nanlu, Beijing 100600, China
Tel: 86-10-84025454
Fax: 86-10-84024554
Works for harmonization of aviation regulations


Angola; Botswana; Democratic Republic of the Congo; Lesotho; Madagascar;  Malawi; Mauritius; Mozambique; Namibia; Seychelles; South Africa; Swaziland; Tanzania; Zambia; Zimbabwe

​Clifford A. Elbl (Capt.)
Chief Technical Advisor
SADC, Gaborone, Botswana
Tel: +267-368-8227
South East Asia - Established in 2002 with support from EC, IFFAS, US Governments and industry. Focus on ICAO compliance and safety oversight programme development.


Cambodia; Hong Kong, China; Indonesia; Lao People's Democratic Republic; Macao, China; Malaysia; Myanmar; Philippines; Singapore; Thailand; Viet Nam; Brunei Darussalam; Timor-Leste.
​David Biehn (Mr.)
Chief Technical Advisor
Ms. Sudhatai Juntarapratin (Khun Nong)
(Administrative Assistant)
252/1 Vibhavadi-Rangsit Road
Chatuchak, Bangkok, 10900 Thailand
Cell: +668 8686 0002
Tel:  +66 2 287 0829
Fax: +66 2 287 0805
Established in 1998 with the participation of Civil Aviation Administrations of Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka as ‘Members’ and European Union, Federal Aviation Administration –USA, Transport Canada, IFFAS, Airbus and Boeing as ‘Partners’ for the promotion of aviation safety and convergence of rules and regulations relating to civil aviation in the region under a cooperative arrangement.


Bangladesh; Bhutan; India; Maldives; Nepal; Pakistan; Sri Lanka

Peter Tokarz (Mr.)
Chief Technical Advisor / Programme Coordinator
4th Floor Kurmitola,
Dhaka-1229, Bangladesh
Tel.:      880-2-890-1497
Fax:      880-2-890-1498
Works for resolving regional safety oversight issues and harmonization of regulations.


Benin; Burkina Faso; Côte d'Ivoire; Guinea-Bissau; Mali; Mauritania; Niger; Senegal; Togo

Laurent Christophe Kielwasser (Mr.)
Team Leader
Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
Tel (Office): +226 50 30 45 05
Tel (Mobile): +226 70 20 57 69
Skype : Klaurentchristophe
European Aviation Safety Agency


Austria; Belgium; Bulgaria; Croatia; Cyprus; Czech Republic; Denmark; Estonia; Finland;France; Germany; Greece;Hungary; Iceland; Ireland;Italy; Latvia; Liechtenstein;Lithuania; Luxemburg;Malta;Norway; Poland; Portugal;Romania; Slovak Republic;Slovenia; Spain; Sweden;Switzerland; The Netherlands; United Kingdom

​Thaddée Sulocki (Mr.)
Head of the International Cooperation Unit
European Aviation Safety Agency Ottoplatz, 1
D-50679 Köln, Germany
Tel: +49 221 8999 000
Fax: + 49 221 8999 099
Interstate Aviation Committee
Eastern Europe
Armenia; Azerbaijan; Belarus; Kazakhstan; Kyrgyzstan; Republic of Moldova; Russian Federation; Tajikistan; Turkmenistan; Ukraine; Uzbekistan
Tatiana G. Anodina (Dr., Ms.) Chairperson Bolshaya Ordynka str. 22/211 119017 Moscow Russian Federation mak@mak.ru
Pacific Aviation Safety Office


Australia; Cook Islands; Fiji; Kiribati; Nauru; New Zealand; Niue; Papua New Guinea; Samoa; Solomon Islands; Tonga; Vanuatu

Darin Cusack (Mr.)
Program Director, PAIP
PO Box 876
Mobile: + 64 21 326692
Latin American Regional Safety Oversight Cooperation System

South America

Argentina; Bolivia; Brazil; Chile, Colombia; Cuba; Ecuador; Panamá, Paraguay; Perú, Uruguay; Venezuela; (and AIRBUS as special observer.)

​Franklin Hoyer (Mr.)
Regional Director
ICAO South American Regional Office Av. Victor Andrés Belaúnde 147, Centro Empresarial Real, Torre 4, piso 4 15073 - Lima, Peru Tel. +511 6118686 Fax: +511 6118673