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 time 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 the development and implementation 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
high-risk categories (HRCs) of occurrences. It includes specific targets that are applicable to all States, and safety enhancement initiatives (SEIs) 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 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 relevant GASP 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 in the GASP 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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