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.

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 RSOOs and COSCAPs

 
  
Description
Region
Members
Contact
  
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Central American Agency of Aviation Safety

Central America

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

​Jorge Vargas (Mr.)
Director
Barrio Cacique de Alajuela, Contiguo a la Escuela el Aeropuerto, Edificio ATC - Radar, Alajuela, Costa Rica
Telefax:
(506) 2430-0697,
(506) 2440-1981,
(506) 2443-1160
(506) 2443-8968
Website 
  
Agence De Supervision De La Securite AerienneEn Afrique Centrale

Africa

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

Paul Alain MENDOUGA (Mr.)
Director General
BP 5114 NDJAMENA TCHAD
Tel. +237 99 91 23 97
       +237 73 27 44 79
       +235 60 86 82 24
 
  
Banjul Accord Group Safety Oversight Organization

  

Africa

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

 Wg Cdr (rtd) Emmanuel A. Akatue
 Executive Director
 BAGASOO
 Abuja-Nigeria
 Cell. +234 812 999 9982
Website 
  
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.

Africa

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
Website 
  
Caribbean Aviation Safety and Security Oversight System

Caribbean

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

Azerbaijan; Armenia; Belarus; Kazakhstan; Kyrgyzstan; Moldova; Russian Federation; Tajikistan; Turkmenistan; Uzbekistan; Ukraine

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
Website 
  
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
COSCAP-GS | ICAO-TCB | GCAA
P.O.BOX No.: 6558 Abu Dhabi - UAE
Mobile: +971 50 32 81 510
Office: +971 2 405 4267
Website 
  
North Asia - Established in 2003 with support from EC, IFFAS, US, Canadian Governments and industry. Focus on CAST/JSSI.

Asia-Pacific
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
Website 
  
Works for harmonization of aviation regulations

Africa

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
Website 
  
South East Asia - Established in 2002 with support from EC, IFFAS, US Governments and industry. Focus on ICAO compliance and safety oversight programme development.

Asia-Pacific

Cambodia; Hong Kong, China; Indonesia; Lao People's Democratic Republic; Macao, China; Malaysia; Myanmar; Philippines; Singapore; Thailand; Viet Nam; Brunei Darussalam; Timor-Leste.
​Mr. Kim Trethewey
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
Website 
  
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.

Asia-Pacific

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

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

Africa

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

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

Europe

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
Website 
  
Pacific Aviation Safety Office

Asia-Pacific

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
Nuku'alofa
Tonga
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
 
Website