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Safety Resources

We have partnered with Industry leaders and bring you policies, standards, documents, resources and research from:

  • ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organisation)- FSF (Flight Safety Foundation)
  • ALPA-SA (Airline Pilots Association of South Africa) – EASA(European Aviation Safety Agency)
  • FAA (Federal Aviation Administration)      – IATA (International Air Transport Association)
  • NBAA (National Business Aviation Association)      – SKYbrary
  • SA-CAA (South African Civil Aviation Authority)



The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) of the United States is a national authority with powers to regulate all aspects of civil aviation in the United States. These include the construction and operation of airports, air traffic management, the certification of personnel and aircraft, and the protection of U.S. assets during the launch or re-entry of commercial space vehicles.

More details can be found in the FAA home page


The International Air Transport Association (IATA)offers the air transport industry a comprehensive suite of products on a multitude of topics. Ranging from regulations and standards to guidance material, these publications are designed to promote safety and optimize efficient operations.

More details can be found in the IATA home page


The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)is a UN specialized agency, established by States in 1944 to manage the administration and governance of the Convention on International Civil Aviation (Chicago Convention).

ICAO works with the Convention’s 192 Member States and industry groups to reach consensus on international civil aviation Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs) and policies in support of a safe, efficient, secure, economically sustainable and environmentally responsible civil aviation sector. These SARPs and policies are used by ICAO Member States to ensure that their local civil aviation operations and regulations conform to global norms, which in turn permits more than 100,000 daily flights in aviation’s global network to operate safely and reliably in every region of the world.

More details can be found in the ICAO homepage


The South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA)is a Schedule 3A public entity in terms of the Public Finance Management Act (“PFMA”). It was established on the 1st of October 1998, following the enactment of the now repealed South African Civil Aviation Authority Act,1998 (Act No.40 of 1998).

The Act provided for the establishment of a stand-alone authority charged with promoting, regulating and enforcing civil aviation safety and security. It reflected the Government’s priorities and was in line with international trends in the aviation world where more and more states implemented this option.

The abovementioned Act was repealed as a whole by the Civil Aviation Act, 2009, (Act No.13 of 2009). The Act, provides for the establishment of a stand-alone authority mandated with controlling, promoting, regulating, supporting, developing, enforcing and continuously improving levels of safety and security throughout the civil aviation industry. The SACAA is an agency of the Department of Transport (DoT).

The above is to be achieved by complying with the Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs) of the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), whilst considering the local context.

More details on these tasks can be found in the CAA Homepage


The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) is the centrepiece of the European Union’s strategy for aviation safety. Its mission is to promote the highest common standards of safety and environmental protection in civil aviation. The Agency develops common safety and environmental rules at the European level. It monitors the implementation of standards through inspections in the Member States and provides the necessary technical expertise, training and research. The Agency works hand in hand with the national authorities which continue to carry out many operational tasks, such as certification of individual aircraft or licensing of pilots.

The main tasks of the Agency currently include:

  • Rulemaking: drafting aviation safety legislation and providing technical advice to the European Commission and to the Member States;
  • Inspections, training and standardisation programmes to ensure uniform implementation of European aviation safety legislation in all Member States;
  • Safety and environmental type-certification of aircraft, engines and parts;
  • Approval of aircraft design organisations world-wide as and of production and maintenance organisations outside the EU;
  • Authorization of third-country (non EU) operators;
  • Coordination of the European Community programme SAFA (Safety Assessment of Foreign Aircraft) regarding the safety of foreign aircraft using Community airports;
  • Data collection, analysis and research to improve aviation safety.

More details on these tasks can be found in the EASA homepage. (


The Airline Pilots Association of South Africa (ALPA-SA)is the only organisation that caters solely for the needs of flight deck crew.  It has no vested commercial interest in aviation, and is a non-profit organisation, funded solely from membership subscriptions.

The members of this Association bond themselves to the purpose of:

  • Striving for a safer system of air transportation and applying professional standards throughout the industry.
  • Representation of our members at all relevant national and international forums
  • Exchanging pertinent technical, industrial and professional information.
  • Upholding the honour and dignity of all members and staff.
  • Ensuring responsible, accurate and informed publicity regarding the affairs of the Association and the industry.

To the achievement of this mission, members will strive for co-operation in all that affects the common interest, whilst respecting individual employment rights and privileges.

More details can be found in the ALPA-SA home page

Flight Safety Foundation

Since 1947, Flight Safety Foundationhas helped protect everyone who benefits from air travel, everywhere in the world. The Foundation is an international non-profit organization exclusively chartered to provide impartial, independent, expert safety guidance and resources for the aviation and aerospace industry.

The Foundation is in a unique position to identify global safety issues, set priorities and serve as a catalyst to address these concerns through data collection and information sharing, education, advocacy and communications. The Foundation’s effectiveness in bridging proprietary, cultural and political differences in the common cause of safety has earned worldwide respect. The common good of safer air travel continues to inspire individuals and organizations to rise above competitive interests towards shared objectives.

Today, membership includes more than 1,000 organizations and individuals in 150 countries. The Foundation is based in Alexandria, Virginia, U.S., has a regional office in Melbourne, Australia.

More details can be found in the Flight Safety Foundation home page

SKYbraryis an electronic repository of safety knowledge related to flight operations, air traffic management (ATM) and aviation safety in general. It also is a portal that enables users to access the safety data made available on the websites of a variety of aviation organizations. SKYbrary was initiated by EUROCONTROL in partnership with the International Civil Aviation Organization, Flight Safety Foundation, the U.K. Flight Safety Committee and the European Strategic Safety Initiative. In 2014, Flight Safety Foundation and EUROCONTROL agreed to jointly manage SKYbrary and established the SKYbrary Supervisory Board that is co-chaired by the heads of the two organizations.

More details can be found on the Skybrary home page


The National Business Aviation Associationmission statement is “To foster an environment that allows business aviation to thrive in the United States and around the world.”

Founded in 1947 and based in Washington, DC, the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) is the leading organization for companies that rely on general aviation aircraft to help make their businesses more efficient, productive and successful. The association represents more than 11,000 companies and provides more than 100 products and services to the business aviation community, including the NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition, the world’s largest civil aviation trade show.

More details can be found on the NBAA home page:



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