The UK has a robust State Safety Programme that defines the regulatory structure and responsibilities of the UK and seeks to improve aviation safety. As part of the UK Civil Aviation Authority, we are well positioned to assist Governments and National Aviation Authorities in developing and implementing a State Safety Programme.

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SSP Development & Implementation
A State Safety Programme (SSP) is an integrated set of regulations and activities aimed at improving aviation safety. ICAO Annex 19 of the Chicago Convention sets the standards for SSPs, placing the responsibility on all contracting States to implement such as programme.

An SSP consists of four components;

  • State Safety Policy
  • State Safety Risk Management
  • State Safety Assurance
  • State Safety Promotion

Since 2009, the UK CAA has gained valuable insight and know-how into the implementation of SSP. This intelligence can be highly beneficial to States in the planning, development or implementation phases.

We can provide States with a tailored SSP that recognises the maturity and complexity of its air transportation system. In the initial Research Phase, UK CAA regulatory experts conduct an SSP gap analysis to understand a State’s level of compliance with Annex 19. The gap analysis will assess the existence and maturity of the key SSP components.

The result will highlight areas of compliance and deficiency. States can then opt for UK CAA assistance on how to fully implement a tailored SSP, based on levels of compliance and country-specific factors.

Implementing a State Safety Programme
We can provide support across all four components of the SSP implementation process including,

  • State safety policy and objectives
  • Safety safety risk management
  • State safety assurance
  • State safety promotion

Capacity Building  & Training
We can provide institutional capacity development to ensure inspectorate staff are competent in carrying out their tasks. This can include,

  • Training needs analysis (TNA)
  • Theoretical training
  • On-the-job training
  • Competency building
Training
As an ICAO TRAINAIR PLUS corporate member, we provide extensive training for aviation professionals across the globe, covering all aspects of regulatory performance and compliance.

Based on UK, EASA, and ICAO international standards, our courses are quality assured by practising UK CAA Regulators – delivering training and professional development in a class of its own.

Our course specialisations include:

  • Safety and Risk Management
  • Design, Production and Maintenance
  • Regulation, Compliance and Monitoring
  • Airports, Air Traffic and Airspace
  • Aviation Security
  • Environment
  • Defence
  • Learning & Development

In addition to our open access course programme, we also deliver in-company and tailored training packages to suit an NAA’s exact requirements. Our training programmes focus on practical knowledge transfer using presentations, discussions, group exercises and practical application of theory to develop effective competencies, delivering results to individuals and organisations.

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Alejandro Polo
Senior Manager – International Development | E: international@caa.co.uk
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