Strategic Objective A – Safety – Other Safety Initiatives


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



Other Safety Initiatives


ICAO Sample Law and Regulations in the Areas of Aerodromes,
Accident Investigation and Air Navigation Services


The USOAP Comprehensive Systems Approach (CSA) audits revealed a 28 per cent global lack of effective implementation (LEI) of ICAO Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs) relating to Primary Aviation Legislation (CE 1), and 34 per cent LEI of SARPs relating to Specific Operating Regulations (CE 2).


Recognizing that many States lacked the capability to develop a law and/or related regulations, the United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), in cooperation with ICAO in 1991, developed and published the Model Civil Aviation Safety Act and Regulations (MCARs). The MCARs, however, are not comprehensive and do not include the technical areas of aerodromes (AGA), accident and incident investigation (AIG) and air navigation services (ANS).


To address the deficiencies identified by the USOAP audit and to address those States having difficulties developing their own legislation and regulations, the development of Sample Regulations in these three areas was initiated by launching a short-term project financed by the SAFE Fund. These Sample Law and Regulations are now available, in an unedited version, on the ICAO public website.

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