Progress on ICAO's Strategic Objectives — Safety — Safety Monitoring

Safety Monitoring


Universal Safety Oversight Audit Programme Continuous Monitoring Approach (USOAP CMA)


Activities within the USOAP CMA continued in 2017, pursuant to Assembly Resolution A37-5.


The Secretariat established the Group of Experts for a Universal Safety Oversight Audit Programme (USOAP) Continuous Monitoring Approach (CMA) Structured Review (GEUSR). The aim is to identify adjustments to the USOAP CMA to further strengthen it, taking into consideration the evolving safety strategy of ICAO and States’ progress in implementing Annex 19 — Safety Management, in particular State Safety Programme (SSP) requirements.


ICAO continued to improve the USOAP CMA Online Framework through extensive redevelopment that increased its speed and reduced response time.


In 2017, a total of 55 USOAP CMA activities were undertaken, namely: 11 USOAP CMA audits, 21 ICAO Coordinated Validation Missions (ICVMs) and 23 off-site validation activities. In addition, two SSP implementation assessments (voluntary) were conducted. This represents 17 additional activities beyond the original target identified in the Operating Plan for the Air Navigation Bureau. Two Mandatory Information Requests (MIRs) were sent to obtain information from States on specific issues. States’ average level of effective implementation (EI) of the eight Critical Elements (CE), as of end December 2017, is shown in the figure below:




In 2017, increased collaboration with the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) resulted in the collection of evidence regarding the resolution of some USOAP findings of EASA Member States for validation at ICAO Headquarters.


Monitoring and Oversight (MO) of the Air Navigation Bureau (ANB) successfully went through its ISO recertification audit in September 2017 with no findings.


Since the launch of USOAP CMA computer-based training (CBT) in 2011, 1 281 participants from States and regional organizations have taken part.

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