Kiribati is one of the Pacific Small Islands Developing State (PSIDS). Like most PSIDS, air transportation is vital and most effective to remain connected with the international community and also between the islands.
An ICAO Combined Action Team (CAT) Technical Assistance Mission visited Kiribati from 3-10 June 2019 as part of ICAO’s No Country Left Behind (NCLB) initiative. The CAT team consisted of an ICAO Flight Safety Expert and an OPS SME from Australia. Since Kiribati had not been previously audited, the mission’s objective was to familiarize the Kiribati CAA (CAAK) about the process of an ICAO on-site audit activity and to provide technical assistance towards preparation for the upcoming ICAO USOAP CMA audit in December 2019. Under the ICAO NCLB initiative, ICAO APAC Regional Office has also conducted APAC CAT technical assistance missions to Solomon Islands, PNG, Tonga, Fiji, Samoa and Vanuatu over the past two years.