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Jun 20, 2017


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SICOFAA (Sistema de CooperaciĆ³n de las Fuerzas AĆ©reas Americanas, American Air Forces Cooperation System).

The SICOFAA is a volunteer membership Pan American organization. Its main purpose is to promote and strengthen cooperation among its participants. This is carried out through different exchange programs, instruction, and combined exercise operations with the approval of the various governments involved. The idea emerged back in the early 1960's, when it was proposed by USAF Chief of Staff General Thomas D. White. The organization was created on April 16, 1961 during the First Conference of the Commanders of the American Air Forces, held on Rudolph Air Force Base in San Antonio (Texas, U.S.) In 1964 the FAP (Peruvian Air Force) proposed the formal organization of a permanent body to oversee these interests on a regular basis, thus setting up the principles, which entered into force in the 1965 Conference. The SICOFAA deals with the following topics:
- Air Operations
- Human Resources, Education and Training
- Search And Rescue actions during relief operations
- Unauthorized flights control
- Information and telecommunications
- Logistics
- Medicine
- Meteorology
- Air disaster prevention techniques
- Research and Development
- Aeronautical Law

The current country members of the SICOFAA are:

  • Argentina

  • Bolivia

  • Brazil

  • Canada

  • Chile

  • Colombia

  • Dominican Republic

  • Ecuador

  • El Salvador

  • Guatemala

  • Honduras

  • Nicaragua

  • Panama

  • Paraguay

  • United States

  • Uruguay

And observer countries are:

  • Belize

  • Costa Rica

  • Guyana

  • Haiti

  • Jamaica

  • Mexico