ICAO and aviation security updates

March 8, 2011 at 10:45 am | Posted in Aviation Law Current Event | Leave a comment

by Sara M. Langston with the blog faculty

Source: ICAO

ICAO Aviation Security Program – Provisions for international aviation security were first disseminated as Annex 17 to the Chicago Convention in 1974, and since then have been improved and updated 11 times. A 12th amendment to the Annex has been approved by the ICAO Council and is expected to become applicable on 1 July 2011. [more]

On 15 February, 2011 – 14 ICAO Member States adopted a roadmap to further protect global air transport from terrorist and other security threats. Among the measures included in the roadmap are actions that States will take to strengthen security screening procedures by ensuring that professionals are appropriately trained and equipped. Air cargo security will be enhanced through working with Customs authorities on common goals. Capacity-building assistance to States in need in cooperation with ICAO, other States and the aviation industry is emphasized in the roadmap. The conference was the first in a series on implementing the ICAO Declaration on Aviation Security, unanimously adopted by the Organization’s Assembly last October to deal with known, new and emerging threats to civil aviation. [more]

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