Three activities are scheduled under this chapter:

Technology Evolution - Impact on Airworthiness Workshop

During the inception phase, it was pointed out that the new aircrafts introduced in Africa caused difficulties for the aviation authorities’ technical personnel. It was, therefore, offered to organise a workshop with airworthiness experts from AIRBUS and EASA. The workshop addressed the need of adapting the oversight activity as a result of the new technology. Experienced Airworthiness or Flight OPS inspectors from Sub-Saharan Civil Aviation Authorities and airworthiness personnel from the industry attended one of the two sessions in:


  • Windhoek, Namibia from 23 to 24 September 2014 (in English)
  • Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire from 11 to 12 November 2015 (in French)

The Assessment Report of this workshop can be found here, together with its supporting presentations.

Aviation Training Organisation (ATO) Certification Workshop

An ATO Certification workshop was organised in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from 21 to 22 October 2015, in close cooperation with the Association of African Aviation Training Organisations (AATO), the Global Aviation Training (GAT) office of ICAO, ICAO ESAF regional office, African Civil Aviation Conference (AFCAC), and the Ethiopian Aviation Academy (EAA).

The workshop addressed the certification process of the Aviation Training Organizations (ATOs) in Africa and looked at current challenges of an ATO approval, the ATO approval process itself, requirements and practices as well as best practices. It discussed the question of how to deal with 3rd party providers and foreign ATOs and it was followed by a networking session lead by AATO and AFCAC. Speakers and participants came from ICAO, the AATO, AFCAC, CAAs and ATOs from Sub-Saharan Africa as well as two European experts.


The Assessment Report of this workshop is available here, together with its supporting presentations.


Fourth International Cooperation Forum

The International Cooperation Forum (ICF) is organised by EASA on a regular basis and brings together EASA’s partner who are interested in making use of the European aviation safety regulations. Partner Civil Aviation Authorities and Regional Air Navigation and Safety Oversight Organisations interested in EU civil aviation safety regulations can evaluate the latest challenges in regulatory oversight, provide feedback to EASA, and exchange information on the practical implementation of EU regulations in non-EU countries. The SIASA project supported beneficiaries in Sub-Saharan Africa to participate in an ICF workshop in Cologne, Germany from 12 to 14 November 2013 and in the fourth ICF which took place in Cologne, Germany from 10 to 11 June 2014.