Post-pandemic global aviation security is facing serious challenges, an leading player has warned.
A returning workforce, new staff, technology advances and policy changes are among the many hurdles facing the sector.
This was once of many themes explored at the recent 17th annual ICAO ASTC (Aviation Security Training Centre) conference earlier this month.
Headquarters for Redline Assured Security, part of Air Partner Group, ASTC Doncaster is one of just 36 ICAO endorsed Aviation Security Training Centres, and Redline Assured Security hosted the ICAO ASTC Annual Meeting between June 7 & 10.
A statement from Redline Assured Security said: “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 polices 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.”
The ICAO Global Aviation Security Plan provides the framework for ICAO members and stakeholders to enhance the effectiveness of global aviation security.
It is 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.”
Founded in 1961, Air Partner Group is an aviation services group providing aircraft charter, aviation safety and security solutions, and managed services to industry, commerce, governments, and private individuals as well as civil and military organisations.