The grant contract between the Secretariat of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP Group) and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) related to the “Support to the Improvement of Aviation Safety in Africa” (SIASA) entered into force on 6 November 2012. The contract implementation start date was on 15 January 2013, for an initial duration of 36 months. It was then officially extended for another 9 months, until 14 October 2016.
The beneficiaries are aviation authorities of Sub-Saharan Africa and more specifically the Regional Safety Oversight Organisations (RSOO) and Cooperative Development of Operational Safety and Continuing Airworthiness Programmes (COSCAP) of the region and national Civil Aviation Authorities (CAA).
Assistance is provided at different levels:
Level 1 focuses on the sub-continent level (where AFCAC and/or AU are beneficiaries),
Level 2 focuses on the regional level dealing directly with the sub-regional institution, and
Level 3 focuses on the national level and in support to Levels 1 and 2.
The SIASA project covers a wide range of domains of aviation safety. Activities include legislative and rulemaking aspects, implementation measures, training and organisational actions.
The project's Progress Reports and Steering Committee Meeting Presentations can be accessed via the following links:
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The grant contract between the Secretariat of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP Group) and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) related to the “Support to the Improvement of Aviation Safety in Africa” (SIASA) entered into...
EASA, an Agency of the European Union with specific regulatory tasks in the field of aviation safety, has been given responsibility for implementing the aviation safety component of this project.