Global Strategy

Commercial Aviation Safety Team successes prove that the concept of industry and government working together on common commercial air travel accident prevention strategies is highly effective. While targeting improvements in the United States, CAST has always reached out to the international community and helped launch new cooperative regional safety alliances. CAST has already shared safety information with several international organizations to support their efforts. The goal is to continue and expand these endeavors.

International organizations that are members of CAST are the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), Joint Aviation Authorities (JAA), International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), and Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA). Other international participants include the International Federation of Air Line Pilots (IFALP), Air Transport Association of Canada (ATAC), Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA), and International Air Transport Association (IATA).

CAST international partners are broken down geographically:

Africa COSCAP Bangul Accord Group
COSCAP Communate Economique et Monétaire de l'Afrique Centrale (CEMAC)
COSCAP Union Economique et Monétaire Ouest Africaine (UEMOA)

Regional Aviation Safety Group - Asia Pacific (RASG-APAC)

    COSCAP North Asia
    COSCAP South Asia
    COSCAP Southeast Asia
Central/South America Regional Aviation Safety Group - Pan America (RASG-PA)
Europe European Strategic Safety Initiative (ESSI)
Middle East Regional Aviation Safety Group - Middle East (RASG-MID)
Russia COSCAP Commonwealth of Independent States

CAST principles are embraced in the March 2006 ICAO Global Aviation Safety Plan, which will guide the organization's safety work program.

Outreach activities have been very successful. ESSI activities will lead to a 62 percent fatality reduction and the Asian COSCAP programs to a reduction of 60 percent overall.

By transitioning CAST products to their respective regions, each area has made significant safety improvements. CAST will continue to work with these partners to continue to improve aviation safety worldwide.