About CASSOA

Make air transport services safe, efficient and profitable; adopt common policies for the development of civil Air Transport

Policies & Regulations

Find a catalog of all policies and regulations that govern the East African Community Civil Aviation Industry

Projects & Initiatives

The EAC Civil Aviation Examination System & The CASSOA Symposium

EAC Facts & Figures Report

Know More about the East AFrican Community: Member States, Population & GDP

The 3rd EAC AVIATION SYMPOSIUM

Be Part of the upcoming Annual East African Aviation Symposium. The Symposium provides a platform for aviation stakeholders in the region to examine the role of the aviation sector in deepening EAC integration and in this regard brings together aviation sector regulators, air transport operators and service providers, professionals, legislators and air transport policy makers among others, to deliberate on key issues relating to aviation safety and security in the EAC region.

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Check our core Objectives and Functions

  1. Promote the safe, secure and efficient use and development of civil aviation within and outside the Partner States;
  2. Assist the Partner States in meeting their safety and security oversight obligations and responsibilities under the Chicago Convention and its Annexes; and
  3. Provide the Partner States with an appropriate forum and structure to discuss plan and implement common measures required for achieving the safe and orderly development of international civil aviation through the implementation of international standards and recommended practices relating to the safety and security of civil aviation.
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  • Integrity at the Core of the Agency
  • We demonstrate professional competence
  • Respect in aviation industry
  • Cooperation between many stakeholders
  • foster regional integration
  • onformity or compliance with ICAO
  • EAC Regulatory Provision
  • Skills audit and development

WHAT PEOPLE SAY ABOUT US

One of the major achievements of CASSOA since its inception has been the harmonisation of regulations and development of guidance materials which have been promulgated...

The accession of Rwanda and Burundi to the EAC however, means that their aviation legislations and regulations must be harmonised to the other States. This is an ongoing process in which the Agency is actively involved.

  • One of the major achievements of CASSOA since its inception has been the harmonisation of regulations and development of guidance materials which have been promulgated in the Partner States. The accession of Rwanda and Burundi to the EAC however, means that their aviation legislations and regulations must be harmonised to the other States. This is an ongoing process in which the Agency is actively involved.
    Tim Barkley, CEO
  • Q: I take it it’s been about eight months in this office. How has it been so far? A: Thanks very much. I must say I am enjoying every bit of it, except that the time is moving a little fast. There are so many things to do in my five years but I am grateful for the support from the EAC Secretariat, from the stakeholders, from the civil aviation authorities and most important of all from my colleagues at work. Q: What are the key issues you have identified? A: A lot of the background for my work

    S Boyle, Customer
  • Q: Tell us about the safety measures, especially regarding audits for airlines in the region?

    A: CASSOA does not do audits. Our role is to provide technical guidance and assistance. The airlines are audited at the level of Partner States’ CAAs (civil aviation authorities). Q: Now to the subject of liberalising the East African air space… A: That’s a very interesting question. Everywhere I go today they are asking: when are we going to have one free air space in East Africa? I think it is very important to have the liberalisation of the air space achieved. I must
    Leonardo Portland, Manager
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Aviation Examination

The EAC civil aviation examination system is an initiative launched in May 2014 and which aims to establish a common computerised personnel licensing examination system for aviation professionals in the region including pilots, flight engineers, aircraft maintenance engineers, air traffic controllers and flight operations officers.

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Goal of This Initiative

The overall goal of this initiative is to improve the safety of civil aviation within the region through harmonisation of examination questions for aviation personnel. The system, which is a first for a regional economic community on the continent, is targeted to have a databank of 20,000 questions.

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Central Repository

CASSOA is the host of the examination system, procured from LPLUS GmbH of Germany, while the Partner States will provide the bulk of the examination questions to populate the examinations bank. The Agency also coordinates several working groups responsible for validating and uploading questions into the central repository.

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We Ensure that the Aviation Industry is Safe and Secure to All Travelers across the EAC