ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization)

A specialized agency of the United Nations, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) was created in 1944 to promote the safe and orderly development of international civil aviation throughout the world. It sets standards and regulations necessary for aviation safety, security, efficiency and regularity, as well as for aviation environmental protection. The Organization serves as the forum for cooperation in all fields of civil aviation among its 191 Member States. Website: https://www.icao.int/Pages/default.aspx


On 29 January 2004 seven West African States namely Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, Cape Verde and Sierra Leone met in Banjul, Gambia to sign the Banjul Accord Group (BAG) Agreement. This agreement requires BAG member States to harmonise their policies and procedures on civil aviation and foster the development of international civil aviation through cooperative arrangements between the States.

Subsequently, in 2004, the seven BAG member States signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the implementation of the Co-operative Development of Operational Safety and Continuing Airworthiness Project for the Banjul Accord Group (COSCAP-BAG). The project was implemented under the ICAO Technical Cooperation Programme through assignment and technical back-stopping of internationally recruited experts in the fields of flight operations, airworthiness, flight Safety Regulations and aerdromes and regionally recruited inspectors, for carrying out safety oversight functions on behalf of the BAG member States.

Phone numbers: +234 (9) 672 4459 +234 (9) 672 4086 Email: info@bagasoo.org Website:http://www.bagasoo.org/


The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is the trade association for the world’s airlines, representing some 290 airlines or 82% of total air traffic. We support many areas of aviation activity and help formulate industry policy on critical aviation issues.     Website: https://www.iata.org/

AFCAC (African Civil Aviation Commission)

Specialized Institution of the African Union . From inception, AFCAC was technically, administratively and financially managed by ICAO through African member State’s contributions. AFCAC became autonomous from ICAO management on 1st January 2007. Mission: As the specialized agency of the African Union responsible for Civil Aviation matters in Africa, to facilitate cooperation and coordination among African States towards the development of integrated and sustainable Air transport systems; and foster the implementation of ICAO SARPs and the development of harmonized rules and regulations consistent with the best international practices in civil aviation. Website: http://www.afcac.org/beta/index.php


The Federal Aviation Administration of the United States is a national authority with powers to regulate all aspects of civil aviation. Our continuing mission is to provide the safest, most efficient aerospace system in the world.

Phone number:1-866-835-5322  Website:https://www.faa.gov/


The Transportation Security Administration protects the Nation’s transportation systems to ensure freedom of movement for people and commerce. Mission: Protect the nation’s transportation systems to ensure freedom of movement for people and commerce. Vision: An agile security agency, embodied by a professional workforce, that engages its partners and the American people to outmatch a dynamic threat.

Phone number: 1-866-289-9673 Email: TSA-ContactCenter@dhs.gov Website: http://www.tsa.gov/




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