Vision and Mission
The CASSOA Vision is to: BE A MODEL REGIONAL ORGANISATION IN CIVIL AVIATION SAFETY AND SECURITY OVERSIGHT.
Extensive review of the Mandate of CASSOA within the context of what is expected of regional oversight Agencies defined in ICAO models shows that this mandate is limited though similar components of the safety and security function are universal.
It would mean that CASSOA’s performance will be judged using benchmarks from similarly placed international organisations doing similar or same components of the safety and security function.
And therein lies the Vision of CASSOA , which must be tracked using demostrateable and measurable indicators. One such indicator is the level of the region compliance to ICAO SARPs which should be above the global average or the level of fatal accident rates in the region which should be maintained below the global average.
To achieve the requirements of Article 92 of the Treaty and Article 4 of the Protocol, in addition to addressing specific aspirations of the sector, stakeholders overwhelmingly agreed on the mission of CASSOA as: TO ENSURE THAT CIVIL AVIATION SAFETY AND SECURITY STANDARDS ARE HARMONISED AND IMPLEMENTED CONSISTENTLY IN ALL PARTNER STATES BY DEVELOPING EFFECTIVE OVERSIGHT SYSTEMS.
This underscores the need for a strong regional oversight function to purposely address national macroeconomic disparities and the extent of the aviation industry in the respective Partner States.