PASO recognises the strategic importance of providing strong programs and support services to our Member States. A key PASO service delivery area is training and capacity building initiatives to Member States in the delivery of their oversight, audit, and regulatory requirements.
PASO appreciates that Member States may face challenges attracting, recruiting, training and retaining aviation professionals with the appropriate expertise to undertake aviation regulatory safety and security oversight operations.
Equally, by 2022 PASO wants to enable more Pacific Island citizens, who meet ICAO qualifications and experience requirements, to become qualified inspectors and join PASO’s Pool of Inspectors.
Through funding from the World Bank, PASO manages two aviation safety and security training and capacity building initiatives to address these strategic issues:
Civil Aviation Authorities Strengthening Programme (CAASP)
Funded by the World Bank, the CAASP is building the capability and capacity of Member State’s national civil aviation authorities’ (CAA) personnel, as well as national aviation industry participants, by providing funding to meet identified training needs, including their participation in ICAO training activities.
Pacific Inspector Development Programme (PIDP)
Funded by the World Bank, the PIDP was established to train, support and mentor appropriately qualified and experienced Member States’ civil aviation authority personnel to eventually become ICAO-recognized inspectors for the Pacific region.