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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.

 

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COSCAP
  
Commonwealth of Independent States
European
Armenia; Azerbaijan; Belarus; Kazakhstan; Kyrgyzstan; Republic of Moldova; Russian Federation; Tajikistan; Turkmenistan; Ukraine; Uzbekistan
Victor Rukhlinskiy (Mr.)
Regional Project Coordinator
Bolshaya Ordynka Str. 22/2/1
119017, Moscow, Russia
Tel: (+7 495) 953-53-44
Fax: (+7 495) 951-13-25
Website 
COSCAP
  
North Asia - Established in 2003 with support from EC, IFFAS, US, Canadian Governments and industry. Focus on CAST/JSSI.

Asia
China; Democratic People's Republic of Korea; Mongolia; Republic of Korea

​Wayne Chapin (Capt.)
​Chief Technical Advisor
Ms. Sun Qun - Programme Secretary
C/O UNDP, 2 liangmahe Nanlu, Beijing 100600, China
Tel: 86-10-84025454
Fax: 86-10-84024554
Website 
COSCAP
  
Established in 1998, it specializes in promotion of aviation safety and convergence of rules and regulations in the region.
Asia

Bangladesh; Bhutan; India; Maldives; Nepal; Pakistan; Sri Lanka

Capt. Marie Zubryckyj
Chief Technical Advisor
COSCAP SA
Address:
Bhutan Civil Aviation Authority
2nd floor
Paro International Airport
Paro, Bhutan

Phone:
Office 97508272113
Mobile 97517170638
marie.zubryckyj@coscap-icao.org
mzubryckyj@icao.int
Website 
COSCAP
  
South East Asia - Established in 2002 with support from EC, IFFAS, US Governments and industry. Focus on ICAO compliance and safety oversight programme development.

Asia-Pacific

Cambodia; Hong Kong, China; Indonesia; Lao People's Democratic Republic; Macao, China; Malaysia; Myanmar; Philippines; Singapore; Thailand; Viet Nam; Brunei Darussalam; Timor-Leste.
Ms. Sudhatai JUNTARAPRATIN (Khun Nong)
COSCAP South East Asia
Programme Secretary
International Civil Aviation Organization Asia and Pacific Office
252/1 Vibhavadi-Rangsit Road.
Chatuchak, Chatuchak,
Bangkok 10900 Thailand
Tel: +66 2 537 8197 Fac: +66 2 537 8198
E-mail: sjuntarapratin@icao.int
Website 
COSCAP
  
Works for resolving regional safety oversight issues and harmonization of regulations.

Africa

Benin; Burkina Faso; Côte d'Ivoire; Guinea-Bissau; Mali; Mauritania; Niger; Senegal; Togo

Laurent Christophe KIELWASSER (Mr)
Team Leader
Projet COSCAP-UEMOA/ OACI
Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
01 BP6159 Ouagadougou 01
Tel (office): +226 25 33 40 76 / 77
Tel (mobile): +226 71 31 41 94 / +226 70 20 57 69
Skype: klaurentchristophe
cjskielwasser@yahoo.fr
 
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RAIOs
  
RAIO

AIG Regional Cooperation Mechanism (ARCM) of South America
South America
Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Chile, Ecuador, Guyana, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, Suriname and Venezuela. SPECIAL OBSERVERS: BEA, NTSB and the Caribbean Aviation Safety and Security Oversight System (CASSOS)

Mr. Daniel Barafani
AIG Expert
ICAO South American Regional Office
Av. Victor Andrés Belaúnde 147,
Centro Empresarial Real, Torre 4,
piso 4 15073
Lima, Peru
Tel. +511 6118686
Fax: +511 6118673
icaosam@icao.int

Website 
RAIOs
  
Banjul Accord Group Accident Investigation Agency
Africa
Cabo Verde, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone
Mr. Caj Frostell,
BAGAIA Commissioner
Banjul Accord Group Accident Investigation Agency (BAGAIA)
Praia, Cape Verde
e-mail: cfrostell@sympatico.ca

Local Focal Point for BAGAIA:
SABINO BATISTA
Aviation Safety Inspector, ANS
Cape Verde Civil Aviation Authority (AAC)
Praia, Cape Verde
e-mail: sabino.baptista@acivil.gov.cv
 
RAIOs
  
RAIO

Regional Group for Air Accidents Investigation
Caribbean
Guatemala, Belize, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua and Costa Rica.
Manuel E. Cáceres D. (Mr.)
Director
Barrio Cacique de Alajuela, Contiguo a la Escuela el Aeropuerto, Edificio ATC - Radar, Alajuela, Costa Rica
Telefax:
(506) 2430-0697
(506) 2440-1981
(506) 2443-1160
(506) 2443-8968
manuel.caceres@cocesna.org mario.chacon@cocesna.org acsaservicios@cocesna.org
Website 
RAIOs
  
Interstate Aviation Committee
European
Armenia; Azerbaijan; Belarus; Kazakhstan; Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Republic of Moldova, Ukraine, Russian Federation
Tatiana G. Anodina (Dr., Ms.)
Chairperson
Bolshaya Ordynka str. 22/211
119017 Moscow
Russian Federation
Tel: (+7 495) 953-12-44
Fax: (+7 495) 953-35-08
Website 
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RSOOs
  
RSOO
Autorités Africaines Et Malgaches de l’Aviation Civile
Africa
Benin; Burkina Faso; Cameroon; Central African Republic; Chad; Comoros; Congo; Cote d'Ivoire; Gabon; Guinea-Bissau; Equatorial Guinea; Madagascar; Mali; Mauritania; Niger; Senegal; Togo
Monsieur Sadou Marafa
Secrétaire Exécutif des AAMAC/ Executive Secretary of AAMAC
BP 841 Ndjamena
Tchad
Tel: +235 22 51 14 15
Mobile: +235 98 35 35 27 / 63 03 66 35
 
RSOOs
  
RSOO
Central American Agency of Aviation Safety
Caribbean
Belize; Costa Rica; El Salvador; Guatemala; Honduras; Nicaragua

Manuel E. Cáceres D. (Mr.)
Director
Barrio Cacique de Alajuela, Contiguo a la Escuela el Aeropuerto, Edificio ATC - Radar, Alajuela, Costa Rica
Telefax:
(506) 2430-0697
(506) 2440-1981
(506) 2443-1160
(506) 2443-8968
manuel.caceres@cocesna.org mario.chacon@cocesna.org acsaservicios@cocesna.org
Website 
RSOOs
  
RSOO
Agence De Supervision De La Securite Aerienne En Afrique Centrale

Africa

Cameroon; Central African Republic; Chad; Congo; Equatorial Guinea; and Gabon
Paul Alain MENDOUGA (Mr.)
Director General
BP 5114 NDJAMENA TCHAD
Tel. +237 99 91 23 97
       +237 73 27 44 79
       +235 60 86 82 24
 
RSOOs
  
RSOO
Banjul Accord Group Aviation Safety Oversight Organization

  

Africa

Cape Verde; Gambia; Ghana; Guinea; Liberia; Nigeria; Sierra Leone

Mr. Tidiane Bah (Capt.)
Executive Director
BAGASOO
Abuja-Nigeria
Tel: +234 (9) 291 5122
 
Website 
RSOOs
  
RSOO
Civil Aviation Safety and Security Oversight Agency (CASSOA): Established and started operation in 2007 as a specialised agency of the Community responsible for ensuring the development of safe and secure civil aviation system in the region.

Africa

Burundi; Kenya; Rwanda; South Sudan, Tanzania; Uganda

Mr. Emile Arao
Deputy Executive Director (Technical)
Plot 41/43, Circular Road P. O. Box 873
Entebbe, Uganda
Tel:  +256 (0)312 266 930;
        +256 (0)414 322 047
Fax: +256 (0)414 322 049
 
Website 
RSOOs
  
RSOO
Caribbean Aviation Safety and Security Oversight System

Caribbean

Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago
Mr. Nari Williams-Singh
Chairman CASSOS Board of Directors
4 Winchester Road
Kingston 10, Jamaica
Tel: (876) 960-4364
Fax: (876) 929-4532
Email: adminofficer@cassos.org
Website 
RSOOs
  
RSOO
European Aviation Safety Agency

European

Austria; Belgium; Bulgaria; Croatia; Cyprus; Czech Republic; Denmark; Estonia; Finland;France; Germany; Greece;Hungary; Iceland; Ireland;Italy; Latvia; Liechtenstein;Lithuania; Luxemburg;Malta;Norway; Poland; Portugal;Romania; Slovak Republic;Slovenia; Spain; Sweden;Switzerland; The Netherlands; United Kingdom

Patrick Ky (Mr.)
Executive Director
European Aviation Safety Agency
Konrad-Adenauer-Ufer 3,
D-50668 Cologne, Germany
Tel: +49 221 8999 000
Fax: + 49 221 8999 099
info@easa.europa.eu
Website 
RSOOs
  
Interstate Aviation Committee
European
Armenia; Azerbaijan; Belarus; Kazakhstan; Kyrgyzstan; Republic of Moldova; Russian Federation; Tajikistan; Turkmenistan; Ukraine; Uzbekistan
Tatiana G. Anodina (Dr., Ms.)
Chairperson
Bolshaya Ordynka str. 22/211
119017 Moscow
Russian Federation
Tel: (+7 495) 953-12-44
Fax: (+7 495) 953-35-08
Website 
RSOOs
  
RSOO
Pacific Aviation Safety Office

Pacific

Australia; Cook Islands; Fiji; Kiribati; Nauru; New Zealand; Niue; Papua New Guinea; Samoa; Solomon Islands; Tonga; Vanuatu

Mr. Andrew Valentine
1st Floor, Anchor House, Opposite Water Front Restaurant
PO Box 139, Lini Highway, Port Vila
Republic of Vanuatu
Tel: +678 28500
Mobile: +678 7722205
Email: gm@paso.aero
Website 
RSOOs
  
RSOO
SADC Aviation Safety Organisation

Africa

Angola; Botswana; Democratic Republic of the Congo; Lesotho; Madagascar;  Malawi; Mauritius; Mozambique; Namibia; Seychelles; South Africa; Swaziland; Tanzania; Zambia; Zimbabwe

​Suzette Nieuwoudt (Ms.)
Interim Executive Director (Ag)
Interim SASO Secretariat
Interim SADC Aviation Safety Organisation (iSASO)
Sibekelo Building, Fifth Floor, Mhlambanyatsi Road,
Mbabane, Swaziland
Tel: +268- 24040660 (office)
Mobile: +268-78632383 (Swaziland)
Mobile: +27-795078693 *(South Africa/Roaming)
Email: suzette@saso.sadc.int
Website 
RSOOs
  
RSOO
Latin American Regional Safety Oversight Cooperation System

South America

Argentina; Bolivia; Brazil; Chile, Colombia; Cuba; Ecuador; Panamá, Paraguay; Perú, Uruguay; Venezuela; (and AIRBUS as special observer.)

​Mr. Oscar Quesada
Deputy Regional Director
ICAO South American Regional Office Av. Victor Andrés Belaúnde 147, Centro Empresarial Real, Torre 4, piso 4 15073 - Lima, Peru Tel. +511 6118686 Fax: +511 6118673
 
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