As global aviation operations recover post-pandemic, the aviation security industry is faced with clear challenges arising from a returning workforce and new staff, technological advances, and changing policies around airport operations, amongst others. In an evolved world, a collaborative and enhanced security environment is essential to mitigate potential new threats and emerging risks.
Protecting civil aviation post-pandemic, the role of the ICAO ASTC (Aviation Security Training Centre) Network in delivering the Global Aviation Security Plan and ICAO’s aviation security requirements under the guidance of the ICAO Implementation Support and Development Section – Security, were the focus of the 17th Annual ICAO ASTC Directors Meeting 7th – 10thJune.
Headquarters for Redline Assured Security, part of Air Partner Group a Wheels Up company, ASTC Doncaster is one of just 36 ICAO endorsed Aviation Security Training Centres, and Redline Assured Security was delighted to host the ICAO ASTC Annual Meeting there earlier this month
The ICAO Global Aviation Security Plan provides the framework for ICAO members and stakeholders to enhance the effectiveness of global aviation security. Founded upon five key outcomes: enhance risk awareness and response; develop security culture and human capability; improve technological resources and innovation; improve oversight and quality assurance; increase cooperation and support, the Global Aviation Security Plan seeks to unite the international aviation security community as threats and risks evolve.
Paul Mason, MD of Redline Assured Security, said: “We were delighted to welcome 20 ICAO ASTC representatives from across the globe to collaborate and share best practice as we each deal with the challenges, in a post-pandemic world, of equipping those within Aviation Security with the skills and knowledge necessary to address new and emerging threats, and maintain agile and effective security environments.”