PASO announces New Zealand Govt funding support

    Pacific Aviation Safety Office (PASO) announced (08-Oct-2021) a NZD9.1 million (USD6.3 million) arrangement over five years between New Zealand‘s Government and PASO, signed on 08-Sep-2021. The ‘PASO Support Programme’ is a five year New Zealand Aid Programme partnership which provides PASO’s 10 Pacific Island Member States with continued strategic capacity support to improve their international aviation safety and security compliance. The funding will support critical oversight operations, regional policy harmonisation and corporate governance services. It strengthens PASO’s role as the Pacific’s’ regional institution for aviation-related regulatory and policy advice. A key outcome is supporting PASO Members’ capacity to increasingly manage their own aviation safety and security oversight and compliance with ICAO requirements. The new funding arrangement is a significant increase on the previous three-year funding arrangement for NZD4.5 million (USD3.1 million) which ended on 30-Jun-2021.

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