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.In addition, ICAO the establishment of Regional Accident and Incident Investigation Organizations (RAIOs) which can provide economies of scale by allowing the pooling and sharing of required resources which would allow States with insufficient resources to undertake effective investigations, thus fulfilling their obligations under Article 26 of the Chicago Convention.

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. 

USOAP audits have highlighted that many States do not have the resources necessary to investigate the full range of aircraft accidents and incidents and to carry out thorough analyses of the accident and incident data received. For such States, the establishment of a regional accident and incident investigation organization (RAIO), or the creation of a regional pool of qualified investigators, may be the only solutions to achieving the effective implementation of an investigation and prevention system.

USEFUL LINKS 

 

 COSCAPs/RSOOs/RAIOs

 
  
  
Description
Region
Member States
Contact
  
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COSCAP
  
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) 953-53-44
Fax: (+7 495) 951-13-25
Website 
COSCAP
  
Gulf States - Harmonization of international and national safety oversight provisions, regulations and procedures.

Middle East

Bahrain; Kuwait

Eng. Nadia Konzali
Chief Technical Adviser (Flight Safety Expert)/Programme Coordinator (CTA/PC)
COSCAP-Gulf States
DGCA/ASD
P.O. BOX 17, Safat, 13001
State of Kuwait 
Mobile + (965) 99 255 920
Office + (965) 24 33 66 99 Ext.: 3754
Fax + (965) 24 765 796
Website 
COSCAP
  
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 
COSCAP
  
Established in 1998, it specializes in promotion of aviation safety and convergence of rules and regulations in the region.
Asia-Pacific

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

Marie Zubryckyj (Ms.)
Chief Technical Advisor / Programme Coordinator
4th Floor Kurmitola,
Dhaka-1229, Bangladesh
Tel.:      880-2-890-1497
Fax:      880-2-890-1498
Website 
COSCAP
  
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.
Thomas Sylvester
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 
COSCAP
  
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
 
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RAIOs
  
RAIO

AIG Regional Cooperation Mechanism (ARCM) of South America
SAM
Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Chile, Ecuador, Guyana, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, Suriname and Venezuela.
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 icaosam@icao.int
Website 
RAIOs
  
Banjul Accord Group Accident Investigation Agency
WACAF
Cabo Verde, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone
Praia, Cape Verde
 
RAIOs
  
RAIO

Regional Group for Air Accidents Investigation
CAR
Guatemala, Belize, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua and Costa Rica.
COCESNA
Comunidad Economica Europea, P.O. Box 660, Tegucigalpa, Honduras Country: Honduras Telephone number: +504 2275 7090 Fax number: +504 2234 2550
Website 
RAIOs
  
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 Tel: (+7 495) 953-12-44 Fax: (+7 495) 953-35-08 mak@mak.ru
Website 
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RSOOs
  
RSOO
Autorités Africaines Et Malgaches de l’Aviation Civile
Africa
Benin; Burkina Faso; Cameroon; Central African Republic; Chad; Comoros; Congo; Cote d'Ivoire; Gabon; Guinea-Bissau; Equatorial Guinea; Madagascar; Mali; Mauritania; Niger; Senegal; Togo
Monsieur Aristide De Souza
Président,
Autorités Africaines
Et Malgaches de l’Aviation Civile (AAMAC)
ANAC Bénin
01 BP 305
Cotonou
Bénin
aristide_desouza@yahoo.fr
 
RSOOs
  
RSOO
Central American Agency of Aviation Safety
Central America
Belize; Costa Rica; El Salvador; Guatemala; Honduras; Nicaragua

​Manuel E. Cáceres D. (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 
RSOOs
  
RSOO
Agence De Supervision De La Securite Aerienne En 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
 
RSOOs
  
RSOO
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 
RSOOs
  
RSOO
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

Mr. Robert Mwesigwa Nviiri
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 
RSOOs
  
RSOO
Caribbean Aviation Safety and Security Oversight System

Caribbean

Barbados, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago
Vacant
Coordinator
2 Winchester Road
Kingston 10, Jamaica
Tel: + (876) 960-4364
Fax: + (876) 929-4532
Website 
RSOOs
  
RSOO
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

​Patrick Ky (Mr.)
Executive Director
European Aviation Safety Agency Ottoplatz, 1
D-50679 Köln, Germany
Tel: +49 221 8999 000
Fax: + 49 221 8999 099
Website 
RSOOs
  
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
Tel: (+7 495) 953-12-44
Fax: (+7 495) 953-35-08
Website 
RSOOs
  
RSOO
Pacific Aviation Safety Office

Asia-Pacific

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

VACANT
General Manager/Project Coordinator
P.O. Box 139
Port Vila, Vanuatu
Tel: +678 28500
gm@paso.aero
Website 
RSOOs
  
RSOO
SADC Aviation Safety Organisation

Africa

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

​Suzette Nieuwoudt (Ms.)
Chief Technical Advisor
SADC, Mbabane, Swaziland
Tel: +268-78632383
Cell: +267-78632383 *(Swaziland)
Cell: +27-795078693 *(South Africa/Roaming)
Website 
RSOOs
  
RSOO
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