The Banjul Accord Group Aviation Safety Oversight Organisation (BAGASOO) is the outcome of a cooperative agreement between Cape Verde, Liberia, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Nigeria and Sierra Leone to institutionalize the COSCAP Project. The objective is to enhance the safety and efficiency of air transport in the sub region by: establishing a regional core of highly qualified safety inspectors, serving as cost effective means for participating governments to meet international safety oversight obligations; providing on-site training of national inspectors; promoting harmonization of regulations and procedures; and coordinating technical assistance programmes for member States.
With the collaboration of FAA and support from SSFA, a total of 242 aviation personnel from the civil aviation authorities and the industry in BAG member States have received training in the areas of safety management systems, inspector training system (ITS) and resolution of safety concerns. Technical assistance is being given to Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia to resolve their safety oversight deficiencies. BAGASOO has also developed an ITS database software to serve as a common framework for the training and qualification of inspectors in the sub-region, in addition to an Inspector Training Records, Qualification System (I-TRAQS) and Foreign Aircraft Safety Assessment Records (FASAR) software databases.