The national aviation safety plan (NASP) is the master planning document containing the strategic direction of a State for the management of aviation safety for a set time period. This plan lists national safety issues, sets national aviation safety goals and targets, and presents a series of safety enhancement initiatives (SEIs) to address identified safety deficiencies and achieve the national safety goals and targets.
Examples of States' NASPs can be found in the GASP Library.
Yes. In line with the
2020-2022 edition of the GASP, each State should develop a national aviation safety plan. Each plan should be developed in line with the
GASP goals, targets and
high-risk categories (HRCs) of occurrences. The NASP is the means to demonstrate commitment to the implementation of activities for improvement of safety in the State.
State safety programme (SSP) is an integrated set of regulations and activities aimed at improving safety. These activities include, for example, the establishment of: requirements for the qualification of technical personnel, technical guidance and tools, a process to identify hazards from collected safety data, the assessment of safety risks, and mechanisms for the resolution of safety issues. The national aviation safety plan (NASP) is a single document containing the State's strategy for the management of aviation safety.
Yes. For a State that has fully implemented a State safety programme (SSP), the national aviation safety plan (NASP) is one of the key documents produced as part of the State's SSP documentation. A State with an effective SSP has the capability to identify and mitigate national
operational safety risks. Therefore, the SSP assists in the development of the State's NASP by allowing the State to manage its safety improvement activities in a coherent and proactive manner, measuring its safety performance, monitoring the implementation of the plan's safety enhancement initiatives (SEIs) and addressing any identified deficiencies.
For a State that has not fully implemented a State safety programme (SSP), a national aviation safety plan (NASP) should still be developed. In this case, the NASP development should be guided primarily by the
GASP and the regional aviation safety plan (RASP). This is because a State without a fully implemented SSP may not have the data collection, analysis, and safety risk management capabilities to identify national operational safety risks. Therefore, the State can use the GASP and RASP to identify and manage
operational safety risks. In a State that has not fully implemented an SSP, the NASP should include activities to address
organizational challenges and enhance organizational capabilities, which include putting in place the steps necessary to fully implement an SSP.
To assist States in developing their developing their national aviation safety plan (NASP), ICAO published Doc. 10131, Manual on the Development of Regional and National Aviation Safety Plans. This manual complements the
2020-2022 edition of the GASP. It addresses different aspects that should be taken into account by a State when developing or modifying its NASP, to implement a plan consistent with the GASP.
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Manual on the Development of Regional and National Aviation Safety Plans presents a national aviation safety plan (NASP) template which provides an example that promotes uniform development of a NASP. The template addresses the minimum content proposed in the GASP but remains flexible enough to accommodate any State-specific requirements. Use of this template is not mandatory. States that adopt the NASP template may consider working in collaboration with other States in their region, as well as their
regional aviation safety group (RASG) and ICAO Regional Office, to ensure consistency of the NASP with the
regional aviation safety plan (RASP) and the
current edition of the GASP.
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Cir 358, Regional and National Aviation Safety Plan Checklists and National Aviation Safety Plans provides a means for a State to verify that its national aviation safety plan (NASP), when being developed or modified, is complete and consistent with the GASP. Both the GASP and Doc 10131 present the minimum content that should be included in a NASP (Doc 10131 also presents a template for a NASP). A State does not need to replicate this template. However, it should ensure its NASP contains the minimum content proposed in the GASP, regardless of how it is presented. The checklist included in this circular can be used to identify missing content regardless of whether the NASP is based on the Doc 10131 templates or not.
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