Strategic Objective A – Safety – CAPSCA


Safety Management

Runway and Aerodrome Safety

Operational and On-board Safety

Accident Investigation

Safety Audits

Monitoring and Assistance Review Board


Regional Safety Coordination

Technical Cooperation and Assistance Projects

Other Safety Initiatives

Air Navigation Capacity and Efficiency

Performance-based Navigation

Air Traffic Management: Airspace


Aviation Frequency Spectrum

Collaborative Arrangement for the Prevention and Management of Public Health Events in Civil Aviation

Emergency Response



Collaborative Arrangement for the Prevention and Management

of Public Health Events in Civil Aviation (CAPSCA)


State and Airport Assistance Visits


CAPSCA achieved the milestone 100th participating State/Territory and held meetings of the five CAPSCA Regional Projects. CAPSCA has completed 54 State and Airport Assistance Visits and trained 26 State personnel to participate as team members in the visits.  In 2013, the revised USOAP Protocol Questions incorporated public-health-related SARPs. 


The Assembly emphasized the significant benefits of CAPSCA to States, recognized ICAO’s collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO) and twelve other UN Agency and aviation international organization partners in implementing the programme, supported that ICAO continue the CAPSCA programme, and encouraged States and international organizations to contribute to CAPSCA financially and/or in kind.


ICAO Air Operator Certificate (AOC) Inspector Handbook


ICAO USOAP audit results revealed the need for guidance material for inspectors to help in conducting successful issuance of approved Air Operator Certificates (AOC). A review of USOAP audit data indicates a significant shortfall (PQ [Protocol Question] 4.079, LEI [Lack of Effective Implementation]: 41%) in the establishment of procedures and checklists to support air operator certifications.


The handbook currently being developed by ICAO will be posted on the Flight Safety Information Exchange (FSIX)  on the ICAO public web site as guidance material for States, AFCAC AFI-CIS, COSCAPs and RSOOs, and comments will be invited. The concerned States should be able to adapt the AOC Handbook for their use and will benefit not only from resolving the deficiency identified by the ICAO audits, but also from carrying out the certification process in an effective and complete way, leading up to full compliance with provisions of Annex 6.

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