At CAA International, we have an important mission to improve aviation aerospace standards across the world. But we cannot do it alone.
We are committed to developing strategic partnerships with aviation institutions, agencies, funding organisations and fellow ICAO Member States, adopting a collaborative approach to tackle major aviation challenges and achieve consistent standards of aviation regulation across the globe. Our partners and collaborators include:
Arup is a trusted partner to many of the world’s leading and emerging airports – advising on investment and planning, design and implementation, as well as operations and efficiency improvement.
Working together, both Arup and CAAi can offer clients, including safety and security regulators, a broader range of complementary services. This includes improving a State’s compliance with the International Civil Aviation Organisation’s Safety and Security Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPS) and assisting investors in better understanding their future commitments associated with safety and security risk and compliance. Visit the Arup website to find out more.
Aspeq is a global technology company specialising in high stakes assessment and licencing. Aspeq’s work within the aviation industry extends back to 1992 and boast a client list including the New Zealand CAA and CASA.
In partnership CAAi and Aspeq have developed e-Licencing Management and e-Examination solutions, to help aviation regulators improve existing aviation assessment systems and overall aviation standards. Visit the Aspeq website to find out more.
CAAi runs a programme of UK CAA training courses in Singapore throughout the year, in cooperation with the AAIS. These courses are delivered by our own aviation experts, in accordance with ICAO, SEARIF and SARI standards.
Visit the AAIS website to find out more.
CAAi runs a programme of UK CAA training courses in Malaysia throughout the year, in cooperation with CAA Malaysia. These courses are delivered by our own aviation experts, in accordance with ICAO, SEARIF and SARI standards.
Visit the CAA Malaysia website to find out more.
Cranfield University and CAAi have together launched an MSc in Aviation Safety Management, Risk and Regulation. This globally unique MSc postgraduate course considers the regulatory background of all aspects of safety across the aviation industry – with UK employers able to access the part-time MSc through their Apprenticeship Levy funding, with the non-apprenticeship route available to both UK and international delegates.
In 2021, CAAi and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University signed a Memorandum of Understanding, focused initially on the development and delivery of aviation security and cyber security training in South America.
The partnership merges the extensive experience of the world’s largest aviation & aerospace university with the regulatory expertise of the UK Civil Aviation Authority. Find out more
Gulf Aviation Academy (GAA) is an authorised CAAi training centre.
Working in cooperation, over 15 CAAi training courses are available at GAA’s training centre in the Kingdom of Bahrain. The courses cover multiple areas of aviation regulation and in accordance with ICAO standards and recommended practices. For more information and upcoming CAAi training courses in Bahrain, please visit the GAA website.
CAAi is fully committed to supporting ICAO’s strategic objectives, complementing the UK CAA’s wider cooperation with ICAO.
We assist ICAO in ensuring No Country is Left Behind by supporting fellow Member States with the effective implementation of ICAO Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs), ensuring that SARP implementation is harmonised around the world so that all States develop a safe, secure, sustainable and reliable air transport system. Aligned with this, we are founding members and actively prioritise our contribution to ICAO’s Aviation Safety Implementation Assistance Partnership (ASIAP), helping to coordinate and standardize efforts amongst all contributors to beneficiary States.
In 2017, ICAO signed a training cooperation agreement with the UK CAA to support its No Country Left Behind initiative. Under the agreement, CAAi (as a Social Enterprise) provides places on its training courses free-of-charge, to aviation personnel from eligible designated Member States, to help enhance the regulatory capability in developing countries. Other training initiatives have included CAAi sponsored experts to deliver Aerodrome Certification training to 14 African countries, along with similar for the SE Asia region to be delivered autumn 2018.
Routinely, CAAi provide experts to ICAO seminars and workshops around the world in support of key initiatives including Risk Based Surveillance and State Safety Programmes. The Next Generation of Aviation Professional (NGAP), an ICAO led initiative promoting the development of skilled aviation professional for the future, is something very close to our heart. Through the activities of CAAi as a Social Enterprise, we encourage (across the schooling system in the UK) young people to consider carers in aviation and sponsor efforts to promote STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths).
Visit the ICAO website to find out more.
CAAi has been awarded Corporate Partnership status on the ICAO TRAINAIR PLUS Programme.
Under a Memorandum of Understanding signed in 2020, CAAi and ICAO have agreed to jointly create and deliver courseware consistent with the Chicago Convention, ICAO’s Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs) and relevant ICAO guidance material.
TRAINAIR PLUS is a cooperative network of civil aviation training organisations and partners, cooperating to develop and deliver professional training courses in line with ICAO’s competency-based training methodology. TRAINAIR PLUS also supports the use of modern learning technologies, promoting best practice methods and standards to support ICAO Member States in their compliance with Standards and Recommended Practices.
NATS Services Limited, the commercial business within the UK’s leading provider of air traffic control services and CAAi have a cooperation agreement in place, enabling the collaboration on overseas advisory and capacity building programmes in pursuit of raising global aviation standards.
Combining NATS’ expertise in airspace design, management and air traffic services and CAAi’s regulatory advisory capability, both parties can unite on aviation projects where they complement one another and provide States with the best possible solutions to build sustainable capabilities and capacity.
NATS and CAAi are able to offer organisations overseas with a combination of technical advisory services, ranging from airspace design, capacity planning and compliance frameworks to business planning, safety and security oversight and environmental reporting.
Visit the NATS website to find out more.
CAAi runs a programme of UK CAA training courses in Singapore throughout the year, in cooperation with the Singapore Aviation Academy. These courses are delivered by our own aviation experts, in accordance with ICAO standards.
Visit the SAA website to find out more.
The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) and the Spanish Aviation Safety and Security Agency (AESA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to engage in the development and promotion of aviation safety and security standards globally.
The MoU supports both parties to work together on areas of mutual interest and use their technical capabilities to contribute to improving air transport safety and security. This will include exchanging ideas, information, skills, and techniques.
Building on an already established relationship, the MoU sets a foundation for long-term collaboration between the UK and Spain on aviation safety performance.
The MoU also supports cooperation on international cooperation projects through their affiliated entities, CAA International and SENASA.
A copy of the MoU can be found online here.
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To allow us to make the biggest positive impact to global aviation standards, CAAi also has many other partnerships, MoU’s and cooperation agreements in place with Governments, National Aviation Authorities, Agencies and organisations across the world.
If you would like to discuss partnership opportunities with CAAi, please contact us.