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The Pacific Aviation Safety Office (PASO) is a regional international organisation overseeing aviation safety and security oversight in the Pacific Islands using guidelines provided by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). PASO was created on 11 June 2005, as a result of the Pacific Islands Civil Aviation Safety and Security Treaty (PICASST) and is managed by a permanent staff based in Port Vila, Vanuatu.

States which are currently Parties to the PICASST are: Cook Islands, Kiribati, Niue, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu. Countries which are also members of PASO, but not Parties to the PICASST are: Australia, New Zealand and Fiji.

Associate member organisatiations of PASO are: The Asian Development Bank, Association of South Pacific Airlines, USA Federal Aviation Agency, and the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat.

 

 

 

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