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The Pacific Aviation Safety Office is focused on delivering in-country safety and security services as aviation restarts regionally. Credit. PASO.aero

Positive outlook forecast for Pacific aviation safety and security

Providing in-country safety and security services to support Pacific Member States’ aviation compliance as regional travel restarts is the strategic focus of the Pacific Aviation Safety Office (PASO) for 2022.
The Pacific region is progressing amendments to the Pacific Islands Civil Aviation Safety and Security Treaty (PICASST) in the lead up to the next Regional Aviation Ministers Meeting (RAMM2) in June 2022. Credit: paso.aeropaso

Amending the Pacific’s aviation treaty to strengthen regional aviation

Regional progress to amend the Pacific Islands Civil Aviation Safety and Security Treaty (PICASST) and strengthen Pacific regional aviation is on schedule in the lead up to the next Regional Aviation Ministers Meeting (RAMM2) in June 2022.
PASO and PRIF have committed to work together in 2022 to enhance Pacific regional aviation development with a Joint Communique. Credit: PASO

PASO and PRIF commit to regional aviation development partnership

The Pacific Aviation Safety Office (PASO) and the Pacific Region Infrastructure Facility (PRIF) have committed to work together in 2022 to enhance regional aviation development for the benefit of the people of Pacific region.
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Fostering International Aviation Collaboration in the Pacific

Stronger dialogue and closer working relationships between PASO and ICAO to support Pacific aviation safety and security was emphasised at the PASO Council of Directors’ recent meeting.
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PASO Annual Report 2020 is now available

The 2020 Annual Report of the Pacific Aviation Safety Office (PASO) provides the Pacific aviation community with a comprehensive account of PASO’s programmes, activities and achievements for the 2020 reporting period and sets out priorities for the year ahead.
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Next Pacific Regional Aviation Ministers Meeting planned for June 2022

The next Regional Aviation Ministers Meeting (RAMM2) is being planned for June 2022 and will be hosted by the Government of the Cook Islands, following the success of the first Regional Aviation Ministers Meeting (RAMM1) in June.
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New Zealand five-year funding support for Pacific aviation safety and security

Regional Pacific Island aviation safety and security will be significantly improved with the announcement of a new NZD$9.1 million arrangement over five years between the Government of New Zealand and the Pacific Aviation Safety Office (PASO).
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Enhanced Pacific aviation regional collaboration highlighted

NEWS: PASO's new three-minute video explores the complex challenges facing aviation in the Pacific.
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MEDIA ADVISORY: Upcoming virtual Regional Aviation Ministers Meeting (RAMM) 30 June 2021

Media are advised of the upcoming virtual Regional Aviation Ministers Meeting (RAMM) scheduled for Wednesday, 30 June from 9am to 11.30am Port Moresby time.
Participants at the Vanuatu aviation industry workshop discussed building a stronger and safer aviation industry. Credit: PASO.aero

Vanuatu aviation industry workshop forges a new strategic pathway with PASO

The Vanuatu aviation industry sector, Vanuatu government agencies and PASO discussed how to enhance collaboration and strategic aviation outcomes in a half-day workshop on Friday, 7 May in Port Vila.
The Pacific Aviation Safety Office will focus on Pacific regional cooperation and operational stability in 2021 agreed the PASO Council at their March AGM. Credit. PASO.aero

PASO to focus on Pacific regional cooperation and operational stability

Fostering Pacific regional cooperation and organisational operational stability are the focus for the Pacific Aviation Safety Office (PASO) over the next twelve months to enable continued delivery of aviation safety and security Member services agreed the PASO Council of Directors at their Annual General Meeting.
PASO supports Vanuatu Education

PASO delighted to support Vanuatu Ministry of Education

PORT VILA: The Pacific Aviation Safety Office (PASO) was delighted to gift IT equipment to the Vanuatu Ministry of Education to support the Ministry’s education goals.
Regional preparations are underway for a virtual Regional Aviation Minister’s Meeting (RAMM) in April 2021. Credit: paso.aero

2021 Pacific Regional Aviation Minister’s Meeting proceeding

Regional preparations are underway for a virtual Regional Aviation Minister’s Meeting (RAMM) in April 2021 to progress Pacific aviation solutions, after the planned March 2020 RAMM in Papua New Guinea was postponed due to COVID-19 disruption.
The September 2020 PASO Council Meeting discussed regional solutions for Pacific aviation security resilience and operations. Credit: paso.aero

Regional solutions for Pacific aviation security resilience

PORT VILA: The strategic benefits of regionalism, good governance…
Pacific civil aviation senior management and officials recently undertook PASO’s latest online Master Class in Safety Oversight and the PASO Safety Oversight Model. Credit: paso.aero

Best practice aviation safety oversight system Pacific Master Class

The Pacific Aviation Safety Office’s (PASO) latest capacity building program for Pacific civil aviation professionals is focusing on ensuring Pacific Member States have a rigorous understanding of best practice safety oversight systems developed for the Pacific.
The PASO Master Class Series provides virtual technical training opportunities for Member States

EVENT: PASO Master Class Safety Oversight and the PASO Model

Enhance your understanding of State safety oversight systems…
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Preparing Pacific tourism and aviation for travel resumption

While the Pacific awaits the return of visitors, strategic partnerships…
PASO’s COVID-19 airport operational safety training is helping Pacific nations to get ready for the safe restart of Pacific aviation, such as at Nauru International Airport in the Republic of Nauru. Credit: Robert Szymanski/Shutterstock.com

Pacific Aviation COVID19 Safety Restart Training

PORT VILA, Vanuatu: Technical teams from seven Pacific civil…
PASO General Manager, Mr. Andrew Valentine with retiring PASO Chair, Mr. Wilson Sagati, OBE. Credit: paso.aero

PASO AGM recognises retiring Chairperson’s outstanding contribution to Pacific aviation safety

PORT VILA: The Pacific Aviation Safety Office (PASO) Council…
PASO runway safety training is preparing Pacific airports, such as Cook Islands’ Rarotonga International Airport, for international safety reporting compliance. Credit: ChameleonsEye / Shutterstock.com

PASO runway safety training prepares Pacific airports for ICAO reporting deadline

PORT VILA, Vanuatu: Eight Pacific civil aviation authorities,…
PASO Runway Condition Reporting Training - ICAO Global Reporting Framework. Credit: paso.aero

EVENT: PASO Zoom Training – Runway Condition Reporting: ICAO Global Reporting Framework

PASO is conducting Zoom Training for PASO States Civil Aviation Authority's on Thursday (25 June 2020) at 10am Port Vila time on Runway Condition Reporting as per the ICAO Global Reporting Framework.
CROP Agencies are working together on the COVID-19 Crisis

Council of Regional Organisations of the Pacific Statement – Working together on the COVID-19 Crisis

The Council of Regional Organisations of the Pacific (CROP) has pledged its full support to Pacific Island Countries and Territories (PICTs) in the response and recovery to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Aviation safety sector working together: Civil Aviation Authority of Vanuatu’s Airworthiness Officer, Manfred Veremaito with Pacific Aviation Safety Office’s Operations Advisor, Joseph Niel Noupat and Air Taxi Vanuatu’s Chief Engineer, Nick Barber at Port Vila Airport, Vanuatu. Credit: PASO.

Aviation safety sector works together to respond to Tropical Cyclone Harold

PORT VILA, Vanuatu: The Pacific Aviation Safety Office (PASO)…
Pacific Aviation Safety Office (PASO) Council Members and international delegates at the December 2019 PASO Council of Directors Meeting in Port Vila. Credit: paso.aero

PASO Council of Directors Meeting Prepares for 2020 Pacific Regional Aviation Ministers Meeting

Strengthening regional civil aviation safety and security outcomes for Pacific Islands was discussed at the biannual Pacific Aviation Safety Office (PASO) Council of Directors meeting in Port Vila in December 2019.

PASO Leadership attend 40th ICAO General Assembly

From 24 September to 4 October, PASO General Manager and Operations…
PASO operates two aviation safety and security training and capacity development initiatives.

RPAS (drones) training course at Massey University completed

On 6-8th August, 15 participants from PASO Member States took…

PASO Training

“For the best return on your money, pour your purse into your…
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PASO and SPTO sign Memorandum of Cooperation

Following a successful Board Meeting of the South Pacific Tourism…

PASO Annual General Meeting held in Niue

On 2-4 April, the Pacific Aviation Safety Office (PASO) held…

First PASO Reform Project Steering Committee meeting of 2019

  On 7th and 8th March 2019, the PASO Reform Steering…
Chairman of PASO, Mr Wilson Sagati (Left), and the Minister of Foreign Affairs for Vanuatu, Mr Ralph Regenvanu (Right), signing the new Host Agreement on 8 May 2018 as part of the PASO Council’s Annual General Meeting held at the Warwick Hotel, in Port Vila, Vanuatu.

Hosting Agreement signed between PASO and the Government of Vanuatu

The PASO Annual General Meeting was held on the 7th and 8th of…
PASO Council Governance Training 2018

Governance training

PASO Council Members attend governance training from the 30th…

Visit from the ICAO Secretary General

As part of a State visit to Vanuatu, the ICAO Secretary General…

Last Updated on November 26, 2021