ACSA developed a Training Manual and in this way, the Agency established an organized and comprehensive program that encourages harmonization and career development of technical personnel in the region. By this means, ACSA meets the objective of advising, guiding and facilitating the tools necessary for the Member States to comply with their commitments and obligations resulting from the Convention on International Civil Aviation and its Annexes.
This Training Manual was adopted by the Member States' civil aviation authorities. As a result of the standardized application of training programs, ICAO and the FAA follow-up audits proved personnel proficiency levels increased; as a consequence, follow-up audit results improved substantially because States had a formal training program.
To this day, personnel from areas such as Licensing, Flight Operations, Airworthiness, ATM, Aerodromes, Dangerous Goods, AVSEC, and Accident and Incident Investigation, are been trained using the inspector training process. This has resulted in highly qualified technical personnel who are trained in the regulatory framework, which benefits the CAAs, the industry and contributes to the harmonization of the Central American region.
Today, Central America has a large roster of regional inspectors (from ACSA and the Member States' CAAs), who provide training to instructors from different safety areas.
ACSA has maintained a high level of training for ACSA and the CAAs' technical personnel as part of the training program follow-up as described in the Training Manual.
In the Training Manual, the reader will find a tool developed over the years and which is the result of a great effort made by ACSA and COCESNA Member States. They feel proud of a product constantly undergoing change in order to achieve excellence.