Oftentimes questions regarding the legitimacy of an activity can be quickly and easily resolved by bringing it to the attention of an airport employee. Home Contact Us Site Map. Over the years, its work in the field of aviation security broadened and today is essentially carried out in three inter-related areas: But, any moderate sized airport, located within 50 km of a major metropolitan area may constitute an elevated threat due to the proximity of potential terrorist targets.
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It is essential that every airport employee, tenant, and user is familiar with reporting unusual or suspicious circumstances on airport property. Temporary flight restrictions associated with specific activities or events are normally considered more effective than permanent or large area prohibitions.
Additional measures that are specific to each airport should be added as appropriate, including:. A watch program dic include elements similar to those listed below.
IAOPA Input for ICAO Security Manual (DOC 8973)
This could include the use of a video or other media for training. The findings of these studies indicate that due to ixao numerous and successively dependent steps required to accomplish various unauthorized activities, the resulting probabilities were quite low.
In addition, ICAO provides support for regional security initiatives with the aim of strengthening aviation security globally. Examples of these measures include:.
Threat and Risk Assessment The first step in devising a security program for a GA airport is to determine the type and size of threats facing the facility. There are three basic ways that persons can report suspect activities. The majority of general aviation aircraft have significantly less mass, payload and speed than commercial airliners and all-cargo aircraft, making them unsuitable for use as high iccao energy weapons or "guided missiles.
Further, excessive use of restricted airspace unnecessarily denies aircraft operators operational flexibility and freedom of transit. In fact, this diversity is so great that ICAO defines general aviation operations by exception: Please enable scripts and reload this page.
This should include encouraging airport and line staff to 'query' unknowns on ramps, near aircraft, etc. Encourage tenants to make their staff aware of the airport watch programs. When the name general aviation is mentioned most members of the public conjure up a mental image of a small, single-engine piston-powered aircraft, operating out of a small rural aerodrome for recreation. Finally, direct contact with a local law enforcement agency may provide the most responsive and effective means of reporting.
Closely aligned with security processes, facilitation matters are addressed by the Facilitation FAL Programmewhich is managed by the Facilitation Section. Yet, size alone does not constitute an appreciable threat; if there are few based aircraft or annual operations, the threat will likely be small.
Persons loitering for extended periods in the vicinity of parked aircraft, in pilot lounges, or other areas deemed inappropriate.
Small remote airports pose a significantly lower threat than do larger more capable ones. ICAO assumed a dlc role in developing aviation security policies and measures at the international level, and today the enhancement of global aviation security is a key objective of the Organization. Biometrics and Border Security. What possible targets are available? Security Issues Scheduled CAT generally operates from major airports that provide a significant security control and screening infrastructure.
First is to airport management. Aerial work operations are defined by ICAO as operations used for specialized services such as agriculture, construction, photography, surveying, dod and patrol, search and rescue, aerial development, etc.
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Hold periodic meetings with the airport community. Additional measures that iicao specific to each airport should be added as appropriate, including: Provide training to all involved for recognizing suspicious activity and appropriate response tactics. Persons wishing to rent aircraft without presenting proper credentials or identification.
Because large fire suppression and agricultural aircraft are potentially more hazardous, these categories of AW aircraft need more stringent protection and monitoring than GA and smaller AW aircraft.
International Council of Aircraft Owner and Pilot Association
The threat of personal hazard and financial loss provides a strong motivation to ensure that these illegal acts are prevented. Scheduled CAT generally operates from major airports that provide a significant security control and screening infrastructure.
Yet, existing controls imposed at these airports to deter theft and vandalism are normally adequate to prevent misuse of the aircraft. Before any threat assessment is undertaken the actual capability of a GA aircraft to cause damage to persons or ground infrastructure should be understood.