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If you wish to contact the Pacific Aviation Safety Office please email: info@paso.aero or phone (687) 28500.


States which are currently Parties to the PICASST are: Cook Islands, Kiribati, Niue, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu. Countries which are also members of PASO, but not Parties to the PICASST are: Australia, New Zealand and Fiji.

Associate member organisatiations of PASO are: The Asian Development Bank, Association of South Pacific Airlines, USA Federal Aviation Agency, and the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat.




About Us

provide specialised services in Airworthiness, Aviation Security and Flight Operations. The inspectors provide technical assistance to the Pacific Islands Civil Aviation Safety and Security Treaty (PICASST) member states.

PASO is supported by three administration staff who provide support to the Service Delivery requirements, these positions are funded by the Vanuatu Government.

Our primary goal is to provide in the long term an improvement in quality and extension of these services, at a lower total cost than would have to be paid by the industry and member states for these services.

PASO carries out audits and inspections through its inspectors, and submits the reports to the national authorities. These reports identify deficiencies and set out the required remedial steps and alternate remedial steps. Once recommendations are accepted and enforced by the national authority, their implementation will be continuously monitored by PASO until full compliance has been achieved. These audits and inspections are undertaken in accordance with the legal environment of the state of operation, using local regulations and ICAO Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs) as the base materials.

The audits and inspections fall under 5 core services:

  • Flight Operations
  • Airworthiness
  • Aerodromes
  • Aviation Security, and
  • Personnel Licensing for these disciplines
  • Air Navigation Services
  • Accident Investigation

If you wish to contact PASO please send an email to info@paso.aero or by phone on (678) 28500.

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