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Welcome To The Official Site for Aviation Common Taxonomies


      CAST co-chair: Vivek Sood,FAA ASIAS, Acting
       ICAO co-chair: André de Kock, ICAO


The International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) and the Commercial Aviation Safety Team (CAST), which includes Government officials and aviation industry leaders, have jointly chartered the CAST/ICAO Common Taxonomy Team (CICTT). CICTT includes experts from several air carriers, aircraft manufacturers, engine manufacturers, pilot associations, regulatory authorities, transportation safety boards, ICAO, and members from Canada, the European Union, France, Italy, Netherlands, United Kingdom, and the United States. CICTT is co-chaired by a representative from ICAO and CAST. The team is charged with developing common taxonomies and definitions for aviation accident and incident reporting systems. Common taxonomies and definitions establish a standard industry language thereby improving the quality of information and communication. With this common language the aviation community's capacity to focus on common safety issues is greatly enhanced.

CAST/ICAO Background Presentation


CAST/ICAO Handout - English


CAST/ICAO Handout - Spanish


CAST/ICAO Handout - French


Standardizing International Taxonomies "Stephens, Corey, Olivier Ferrante, Kyle Olsen, Vivek Sood."Standardizing International Taxonomies." ISASI Forum 41.1 (2008): 8-13.


Current Users Common Taxonomies developed by the CICTT are currently being used by numerous Government and sponsoring organizations as well as numerous commercial organizations.

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