Opening by Mr. Juan Carlos Salazar, ICAO Secretary General
Mr. Stephen P. Creamer, Director, Air Navigation Bureau (ANB)
Mr. Denis Guindon, Deputy Director, Monitoring and Oversight (MO)
With over 20 years of experience auditing ICAO Member States, the Universal Safety Oversight Audit Programme (USOAP) continues its evolutionary journey. In 2013, the programme transitioned into the Continuous Monitoring Approach (CMA), which is an information-driven, risk based and result-oriented approach to monitor States. Safety data, information and the level of aviation activities in States are monitored and analyzed to tailor USOAP CMA activities. In the course of achieving its mandate through ever more effective and efficient ways, the USOAP CMA continued to mature, improve, expand and innovate.
To manage the evolutionary journey of the USOAP CMA, ICAO has initiated four streams of below. A series of Skytalks were conducted during the High-level Conference on COVID-19 2021 to inform Member States about the status of ICAO’s efforts to enhance the USOAP CMA to better serve them. This first session introduces a high-level presentation on the USOAP CMA evolution, its streams of work and details of the first stream. Two additional sessions are available to provide details of other streams of work.