A number of ICAO Member States have difficulties in resolving their safety deficiencies due to lack of financial, technical and/or qualified human resources. ICAO facilitates assistance through the Cooperative Development of Operational Safety and Continuing Airworthiness Programmes (COSCAPs) and supports Regional Safety Oversight Organizations (RSOOs), through which groups of States can collaborate and share resources to improve their safety oversight capabilities.In addition, the establishment
of Regional Accident and Incident Investigation Organizations (RAIOs) can provide economies of scale by pooling and sharing
of required resources which would allow States with insufficient resources to
undertake effective investigations, thus fulfilling their obligations under Article
26 of the Chicago Convention.
As an integral part of the Global Aviation Safety Plan (GASP), Regional Aviation Safety Groups (RASGs), together with COSCAPs and RSOOs harmonize all activities aimed to address aviation safety issues in each ICAO region.
COSCAPs and RSOOs play an important role by supporting the establishment and operation of a performance-based safety system by analyzing safety information and hazards to aviation at regional level and reviewing the action plans developed within the region.
There are several COSCAPs and RSOOs which are already well established and operational in regions around the world.
Many States do not have the resources necessary to investigate the full range of aircraft accidents and incidents and to carry out thorough analyses of the accident and incident data received. For such States, the establishment of a regional accident and incident investigation organization (RAIO), or the creation of a regional pool of qualified investigators, may be the only solution to achieving the effective implementation of an investigation and prevention system.
2011 RSOO Symposium
2017 RSOO Forum
Mr. Daniel BarafaniAIG ExpertICAO South American Regional OfficeAv. Victor Andrés Belaúnde 147, Centro Empresarial Real, Torre 4, piso 4 15073Lima, PeruTel. +511 6118686Fax: +511 firstname.lastname@example.org