The regional aviation safety plan (RASP) is the master planning document containing the strategic direction for the management of aviation safety at the regional level for a set period. It outlines to all stakeholders where the different regional entities involved in the management of aviation safety should target resources over the coming years.
The RASP is a means of obtaining regional support and a mechanism for the coordination of initiatives aimed at improving safety in the region. The
regional aviation safety groups (RASGs) are considered the main drivers behind the planning and implementation of safety enhancement initiatives (SEIs) at the regional level. They are the regional entity responsible for developing, supporting implementation, and monitoring of the RASP.
Current RASPs can be found in the
In the context of the GASP and the regional aviation safety plan (RASP), the term "region" refers to a group of States and/or entities working together to enhance safety within a geographic area. The RASP development process should include consultation with States, industry and other stakeholders. The national aviation safety plan (NASP) of each State in the region should be aligned and coordinated with the RASP and with other efforts aimed at enhancing aviation safety.
Both. The State should use both the GASP and the regional aviation safety plan (RASP), where one exists to develop its
national aviation safety plan (NASP). The GASP presents
global goals and global high-risk categories of occurrences (G-HRCs). It includes specific targets that are applicable to all States, and safety enhancement initiatives (SEIs), through the global aviation safety roadmap, which States should implement to enhance safety nationally, and contribute to the improvement of aviation safety at the international level. The RASP presents regional goals, targets and regional HRCs, some of which are additional to the ones listed in the GASP. Some of the SEIs in the RASP may not apply directly to a State, as they may be address to the regional aviation safety group (RASG) or to another regional entity such a regional safety oversight organization (RSOO). For example, an SEI in the RASP may be that the RASG establish a regional safety risk registry. However, other SEIs may be addressed at individual States. For example, an SEI in the RASP may be that each State actively participate in a regional aviation safety data-sharing project. In this case, this SEI should be included in the State's NASP, in addition to the other relevant SEIs.
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Manual on the Development of Regional and National Aviation Safety Plans presents a regional aviation safety plan (RASP) template which promotes international harmonization of regional aviation safety plans. The template provides an example that promotes uniform development of a RASP. It addresses the minimum content proposed for a RASP but remains flexible enough to accommodate any region-specific requirements. Use of this template is not mandatory. Regions that adopt the RASP template may consider working in collaboration with States in the region, as well as with regional entities,
regional aviation safety groups (RASGs) from other regions, and
ICAO Regional Office(s), to ensure consistency of the RASP, with the national aviation safety plans from States in the region and the
current edition of the GASP.
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Doc 10131 also provides a means for a region to verify that its regional aviation safety plan (RASP), when being developed or modified, is complete and consistent with the GASP. Doc 10131 presents the minimum content that should be included in a RASP (Doc 10131 also presents a template for a RASP). A region does not need to replicate this template. However, it should ensure its RASP contains the minimum content proposed in Doc 10131, regardless of how it is presented. The checklist included in this manual can be used to identify missing content regardless of whether the RASP is based on the Doc 10131 template or not.
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