HIGH-LEVEL MEETING ON THE COMPREHENSIVE REGIONAL IMPLEMENTATION PLAN FOR AVIATION SAFETY IN AFRICA

ICAO HEADQUARTERS, MONTRÉAL, CANADA, 17 SEPTEMBER 2007

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), in close cooperation with African civil aviation authorities and air transport industry stakeholders, has developed a Comprehensive Regional Implementation Plan for Aviation Safety in Africa, aimed at sustainable improvements in aviation safety throughout the continent. This Plan supports the commitment of Africa to move closer toward the world aviation safety level.

This Plan reflects ICAO's overall strategy, as identified in its Strategic Objectives and further detailed in the Global Aviation Safety Plan (GASP), which represents a performance-based approach focused on activities with the highest opportunity to improve aviation safety.

The ICAO Global Aviation safety Plan (GASP), was developed on the basis of the Global Aviation Safety Roadmap which was prepared by the Industry Safety Strategy Group (ISSG) working with ICAO. The GASP can be seen as the ICAO strategy to address the focus areas and related objectives that have been defined in the Roadmap as vital to the enhancement of safety levels within global commercial aviation. The GASP also establishes coordination mechanisms to ensure that both the GASP and the Roadmap are maintained up-to-date in a coordinated way. The GASP defines 12 specific global safety initiatives designed to support the implementation of aviation safety objectives that have been accepted as vital to the enhancement of aviation safety.

In addition to the three documents above, the following material is provided on this CD for future reference and guidance: