Honduras : 25th Anniversary of Central American Air Navigation Services Association (COCESNA)


Issue date: 26/02/1987




Edward Warner Award medal issued by ICAO; ICAO emblem.


Stamp with control number.

Official First Day Cover with 4 stamps commemorating the awarding of the Edward Warner Award to COCESNA.


First Day Cover showing the 5 stamps of this issue, which are described hereafter:

  1. 2 centavos: Edward Warner Medal;
  2. 5 centavos: Flags of countries members of COCESNA;
  3. 60 centavos: Transmission mast, arrows and airplane;
  4. 75 centavos: COCESNA Emblem;
  5. 1 lempira: Member countries and flag of COCESNA.

The cachet shows the headquarters building of COCESNA at Toncontín International Airport, Tegucigalpa, Honduras.


Background: This stamp is part of a set of 5 stamps and a miniature sheet issued by Honduras to commemor­ate the 25th anniversary of COCESNA.

On 26 February 1960, five Central America countries (Costa Rica, Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala and Nicaragua) signed an agreement  that established an intergovernmental organisation named Corporación Centroamericana de Servicios de Navegación Aéra (COCESNA, Central American Corporation for Air Navigation Services) as a means to achieve a complete and rational integration of their aeronautical services. In 1966, Belize joined COCESNA.

Edward Warner Award

In October 1976, COCESNA was the recipient of the 11th Edward Warner Award, ICAO's highest honour. The inscribed gold medal and certificate of recognition were bestowed on COCESNA "for its contribution to the provision of efficient and coordinated services for air navigation and communications which have remarkably increased the safety of international flights in the Central American region."

More information on the Edward Warner Award can be found by clicking on the following link: The Edward Warner Award.

A miniature sheet with control number was also issued on this occasion: