Introduction to the National Aviation Safety Plan (NASP)
Introduction to the National Aviation Safety Plan (NASP)
Self-paced Training

Introduction to the National Aviation Safety Plan (NASP)

USD 400.00
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The course helps you develop valuable skills in identifying national operational safety risks and other safety issues, such as challenges related to implementing a State safety programme (SSP) and planning initiatives to address them. You will begin with a clear introduction to ICAO's Global Safety Strategy. You will then explore the content of a NASP and walk through the 8-step development process, including practice using the roadmap's templates, and other essential guidance material. You will be able to apply this knowledge to analyze and compare State documents, initiatives and key issues at the national, regional and global levels.



This course aims to provide an overview and practice with the planning and implementation of a national aviation safety plan (NASP), in alignment with the ICAO Global Aviation Safety Plan (GASP) and the regional aviation safety plan (RASP).


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Learning Objectives


Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the goals and purpose of the GASP, and the different roles of States, Regional Aviation Safety Groups (RASGs) and industry.
  • Identify key elements of safety planning overall, and describe the key features and the 6 goals for the 2020-2022 edition of the GASP.
  • Explain the structure of the roadmap overall, and its two parts - the ORG (organizational challenges) roadmap and the OPS (operational safety risks) roadmap, including the layout of safety enhancement initiatives (SEIs).
  • Outline the content of a NASP.
  • Differentiate between the purpose and content of a NASP, in comparison with a State Safety Programme (SSP), as well as other State plans (e.g., Civil Aviation Master Plan).
  • Describe the first steps in the NASP development process, including forming a team, conducting a self-assessment and identifying deficiencies.
  • Analyze approaches for defining issues of priority, and define the related goals, targets and indicators needed to deal with the deficiencies identified in prior steps.
  • Identify key elements of Doc 10131, Manual on the Development of Regional and National Aviation Safety Plans, which contains all the essential templates and information to develop a NASP, as well as other guidance material including GASP and useful checklists.


Course Structure:

  • Course Introduction
  • Module 1: Overview of GASP
  • Module 2: Challenges & Priorities in Safety Planning
  • Module 3: Roadmaps for Regional & National Safety Planning
  • Module 4: Content of NASP
  • Module 5: NASP & SSP Relationship
  • Module 6: NASP Development Process - Forming a Team & Identifying Deficiencies
  • Module 7: NASP Development Process - Defining Issues & Setting Goals
  • Module 8: NASP Development Process – Identifying SEIs & Measuring Performance
  • Module 9: Using the Guidance Material
  • Course Summary
  • Addendum: Q&A Session
  • Key Terms, Abbreviations and Acronyms
  • Final Exam


Primary Target Population

  • Civil Aviation Authorities, Member States, and other aviation industry professionals involved in the planning, development, and implementation of a national aviation safety plan (NASP)
  • Other aviation industry professionals who are interested in expanding their knowledge in the areas related to the NASP


More Information
Training area Flight Safety and Safety Management
Training Type Self-paced
SKU TRG-10060-001-01
Course duration 6