Strategic Objective A – Safety – Technical Cooperation and Technical Assistance Projects


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



Technical Cooperation and Technical Assistance Projects Implemented through the ICAO Technical Cooperation Bureau (TCB) in the field of aviation safety


Technical Cooperation Projects and Activities


During 2013, there were 78 national and 27 regional operationally-active technical cooperation projects which were fully dedicated to aviation safety or had elements contributing to further improving aviation safety around the world. Major achievements over the period included:


Africa-Indian Ocean (AFI) Region


- Increased availability of air traffic services in one State.


- Assistance in the implementation of Corrective Action Plan items in five States.


- Delivery of training to aerodromes operators in one State and to aerodromes inspectors in two States.


- Development of technical guidance material on aerodromes for one State.


- Completion of a new Civil Aviation Bill for one State.


- Continued assistance in the operations of the Banjul Accord Group Aviation Safety Oversight Organization (BAGASOO).


- Continued assistance in the establishment of the SADC Safety Oversight Organization (SASO).


 - Continued assistance in the establishment of the African and Malagasy Civil Aviation Authorities (AAMAC).


- Development of aeronautical meteorological regulations, guidance and training materials for five States.


- Assessment of aerodromes in one State for a United Nations mission.


- Delivery of training courses in various areas, such as aerodrome safety and inspection, airworthiness, dangerous goods, resolution of significant safety concerns, safety management systems and USOAP continuous monitoring approach (CMA) to national staff of 29 States.


- Assistance to a Civil Aviation Authority in the type certificate validation for an aircraft.


- Procurement of primary and secondary radars and various area control centres for the ASECNA States, as well as related training of maintenance personnel.


- Conduct of a gap analysis on the aircraft accident investigation systems of five States and assistance in the review of Corrective Action Plans.


 - Assistance to one State for the readout of the flight recorders and examination of the engine following an occurrence involving an aircraft.


Asia and Pacific (APAC) Region


- Continued assistance to 24 States and Special Administrative Regions (SARs) in the fields of safety oversight through three regional Cooperative Development of Operational Safety and Continuing Airworthiness Programmes (COSCAP). Assistance was provided towards resolution of significant safety concerns, USOAP-identified deficiencies and other safety-related findings, as well as the transition to the USOAP Continuous Monitoring Approach (CMA), including: inspector training and other safety-related training; participation in the Asia Pacific Regional Aviation Safety Team (APRAST) including facilitation of the three ad hoc working groups on Controlled Flight into Terrain (CFIT), Loss of Control (LOC) and Runway Safety (RS); and participation in the Regional Aviation Safety Group (RASG).


- Continued assistance to 25 States and SARs with the improvement of flight procedures through the preparation of documents and training courses, including the conduct of one PANS-OPS procedure design initial course, one procedure design instructor course, one performance-based navigation (PBN) procedure design course, two procedure design on-the-job trainings, one procedure design refresher course. Further progress was achieved through the implementation of the ICAO Council Decision, endorsed by the Flight Procedure Programme (FPP) Steering Committee, to integrate the FPP into the newly-established Regional Sub-office in Beijing, China;


- Continued assistance to 20 States and Special Administrative Regions (SARs) through the Collaborative Arrangement for the Prevention and Management of Public Health Events in Civil Aviation – Asia Pacific (CAPSCA-AP). This progress was achieved through seminars and on-the-job training in pandemic preparedness planning and airport evaluations, including a two-day CAPSCA Assistance Visit to one State which was attended by 40 participants.


- Enhancement of the safety oversight capability of one Civil Aviation Authority in the areas of aerodromes, flight safety and air navigation services, including, inter alia, proposed revisions to civil aviation safety regulations, staff instructions and advisory circulars, the provision of advice on initial certification of the new single Air Navigation Service Provider (ANSP), and delivery of a training course for the implementation of PBN and automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast (ADS-B).


- Preparation of a modernization plan for a training institution which included, among other components, the conduct of a training needs analysis, review of syllabi, and of a plan covering the introduction of a quality management system (QMS).


- Conduct of a gap analysis against ICAO Annex 14 — Aerodromes for a new airport site in one State.


- Assistance to one State and its ANSP in the implementation and operational application of ADS-B technology.


- Assistance to an airport operator in the conduct of an internal safety audit programme in preparation for the renewal of its regulatory aerodrome certification.


- Delivery of a five-day Air Navigation Services Safety Oversight course in one State, which was attended by 27 personnel from various disciplines within the Department of Civil Aviation.


- Delivery of training courses in the areas of dangerous goods, aerodrome certification, safety management systems, safety oversight, Doppler VOR/distance measuring equipment (DVOR/DME) maintenance, instrument landing system (ILS) maintenance, air navigation policy, airport operations, electronic safety tools, performance-based navigation (PBN), radar approach control, search and rescue and CNS/ATM under the Developing Countries Training Programmes offered by three States, to national staff of 74 States.


Caribbean and South American (CAR/SAM) Region


- Extension of the MEVA II service contract for the provision of satellite-based operational aeronautical telecommunications services as required by the ICAO Member States and international organizations of the Central Caribbean Region and adjacent areas.


 - Assistance with reviewing and resolving air traffic management (ATM)-related deficiencies for one State.


- Signature of a contract for the procurement of primary and secondary radars for one State.


- Provision of simulator-based pilot training to DGCA personnel of one State.


- Assistance in the revision of the Civil Aviation Regulations of one State.


 - Assistance in the certification of Airline Transport Pilot Licenses (ATPL) training programmes for one State.


 - Assistance in the preparation of a Compliance Report related to inspections of foreign aircraft for one State.


- Update of the Aircraft Accident Investigation Manual for one State.


 - Assistance to one State in the implementation of ICAO Standards and Recommended Practices in the areas of airworthiness, personnel licensing and flight operations.


- Assistance in the development and delivery of basic aeronautical personnel licensing training courses for one State.


- Development and revision of personnel licensing, airworthiness and flight operations manuals for one State.


- Assistance in the maintenance of airworthiness equipment for one State.


- Assistance in the preparation of documentation for national inspectors of one State to attend the FAA IASA Programme Audit Team.


- Training in area of flight operations for national personnel of one State.


- Conduct of safety oversight inspections under the Continuous Monitoring Approach for three States.


- Continued assistance to seven States with the provision of expertise in the areas of communication, navigation, surveillance (CNS), air traffic management (ATM), flight operations, human factors, accident investigation, institutional strengthening and airport planning.


- Procurement of state-of-the-art equipment to update CNS facilities and systems in two States.


- Implementation of automated flight plan procedures in one State.


- Assistance in the continued implementation of the Caribbean and South American (CAR/SAM) Regional Air Navigation Plan Facilities and Services Implementation Document (FASID) in one State.


- Acquisition, installation and maintenance of equipment for three States, such as voice switching, very-high frequency (VHF) communications systems, including automatic terminal information services (ATIS) for approach and aerodrome control, VHF communication equipment for area control, aeronautical telecommunication network (ATN), radio links, audio recording system associated with the ATC voice control system (VCS), instrument landing systems (ILS), VHF omnidirectional radio range (VOR), air traffic management (ATM) system, automated flight inspection system (AFIS), geographic information system (GIS), distance measuring equipment (DME) and aeronautical message handling system (AMHS), and automated weather observing system (AWOS).


- Repair of a runway sweeper for one State.


- Procurement of a flight calibration aircraft equipped with an automated flight inspection system (AFIS) for one State.


- Implementation of a software solution for flight planning, licensing and meteorology control procedures for one State.


- Support to one State in the preparation of contingency plans.


- Conduct of a study on the use and capacity of helicopters for search and rescue activities for one State.


- Construction of a remote ramp for one State.


- Environmental study of an airport in one State, including aviary impacts of the construction.


- Preparation of technical specifications for the procurement of a portable lighting system for one State.


Europe and Middle East (EUR/MID) Region


- Continued assistance to one State to enhance its capability in flight operations, airworthiness, aviation accident and incident investigation, communications, navigation and surveillance/air traffic management (CNS/ATM), airports, air transport economy, rescue and firefighting (RFF) and human resources training.


- Continued assistance to one State in the areas of safety oversight (flight operations), aviation medicine and personnel licensing.


- Continued assistance to three States to enhance their oversight capability in flight operations.


- Support to one State regarding its Corrective Action Plan and provision of capacity building to rectify Significant Safety Concerns (SSC).


- Continued assistance through three regional projects to enhance the safety and efficiency of air transport in 27 participating States.


 - Assistance to one State to carry out dangerous goods inspection/audit/surveillance functions.


- Continued assistance to the national accident investigation team of one State.


Technical Assistance Projects and Activities


During 2013, there were no operationally-active technical assistance projects in the aviation safety field.  

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