Caj Frostell’s educational background includes basic flight
training in the Air Force in Finland (1965-1966), a Diploma
Engineering degree in Aeronautical Engineering (1972) from
the Technical University in Helsinki, Finland, and a Master of
Applied Science degree (1971) from the Institute of
Aerospace Studies, University of Toronto, Canada.
From 1967 to 1980, he was Chief of Accident Investigation
with the Board of Aviation in Finland and investigated some
three hundred accidents.
In 1980, he joined the Accident Investigation and Prevention
Section, ICAO in Montreal, Canada. In 1996 he was
appointed Chief of the Section. He retired from ICAO in
In 2003, the International Society of Air Safety Investigators
(ISASI) presented to Caj Frostell the Jerome Lederer Award
for outstanding contributions to technical excellence in
aircraft accident investigation.
He is a member of the Board of Advisors for the Southern
California Safety Institute (SCSI). Mr. Frostell has been a key
instructor at the SCSI Accident Investigation courses in
Prague, Czech Republic since 2002; as well as with the
Singapore Aviation Academy since 2002.
He is the International Councillor for the International Society
of Air Safety Investigators (ISASI). Furthermore, as a
member of the ISASI Reachout Committee, he has been an
aircraft accident investigation instructor on twenty-two of the
thirty-four ISASI Reachout Workshops in the last eight years.
For eighteen of the ISASI Reachout workshops, he has also
been the lead administrative organizer.