Vision and Mission


To be the success driver behind SADC’s achievement of ICAO Standards and Recommended Practices.


To encourage economic growth in SADC by ensuring that civil aviation safety standards are harmonised and implemented consistently in the Member States through the development of effective oversight systems.


As stipulated in Article 6 – Objectives of SASO in the SASO Charter, the objectives of the SASO are to:

  1. Promote the safe and efficient use and development of civil aviation within and outside the Member States;
  2. Assist the Member States in meeting their safety oversight obligations and responsibilities under the Convention on International Civil Aviation signed in Chicago on 7 December 1944 and its safety-related Annexes and Documents;
  3. Promote the implementation of industry best practices within the Member States; and
  4. Develop a regional system and assist Member States in aircraft accident and incident investigation.

Core Values

  • Professionalism
  • Accountability
  • Transparency
  • Learning culture
  • Respect for diversity
  • Diligence
  • Just culture