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The aviation sector plays a critical role in allowing people and businesses around the world travel and prosper. Every day, millions of people rely on the safety, security and resilience of airlines, airports and the systems that support them to be able to go about their business.

The development of a regulatory environment that balances the prevention of acts of unlawful interference with other demands is a key challenge for States. Developing a proportionate and risk-based aviation security regulatory system can be a lengthy process, involving commitment from various stakeholders. Our regulatory experience and leadership at international panels and working groups place our security specialists in an unparalleled position to provide the latest forward-looking solutions to develop a modern aviation security oversight system.
Our experts can support States with the development of all aspects of the National Civil Aviation Security Programme that recognises national requirements and aligns with domestic and international standards.
We can work with States on revision, design and development of aviation regulatory framework, implementation of new aviation security legislation, and capacity building and training.

Aviation Security Regulation, Guidance & Best Practice Assistance

Aviation Security Regulation
We work closely with Government bodies and National Aviation Authorities (NAAs) to understand States’ specific aviation requirements and to develop an aviation regulatory framework that is effective and unique to them.

Leveraging UK CAA regulatory experience across the entire spectrum of aviation security oversight, we can support States in the following areas:

  • Review of current security regulations and related guidance materials against domestic and international standards.
  • Examination, interpretation and application of existing national and local regulations.
  • Assessment of third party security programmes.
  • Airport security programme reviews and recommendations.
  • Design and development of new security regulations and oversight programmes.
  • On-going risk-based review of all aviation security requirements.
Aviation Security Implementation and Guidance
We can support States with the implementation of aviation security legislation.

We can help States prepare new guidance materials detailing new regulatory requirements to support the implementation of aviation security legislation across industry areas:

  • Airport security
  • Aircraft security
  • Passenger cabin baggage and hold baggage
  • Cargo and mail
  • Air carrier materials
  • In-flight supplies
  • Airport supplies
  • In-flight security
  • Recruitment and training
  • Security equipment
  • Cyber security
Capacity building and training
We can provide institutional capacity development through tailored advice and training to ensure inspectorate staff are competent in carrying out their tasks.

Drawing on UK CAA aviation security expertise, we provide effective corporate-wide and individual knowledge transfer training services to support NAAs and industry looking to strengthen their in-house aviation training and development programmes.

Our training consultancy services include:

  • Training needs analysis
  • Managed training services
  • Aviation security training policy and strategy development
  • Aviation security training programme and training plan development
  • Development of aviation security training material
Our Aviation Security Advisory Services

Aviation Security Training

We have developed aviation security training to help aviation professionals manage aviation security risks and achieve a safer and secure aviation industry.

Speak to our security team today

Kevin Sawyer

Kevin Sawyer MSc MSyl

Senior Manager - Aviation Security Development

Kevin has 18 years of experience working in regulatory roles in the transport sector. Kevin has been working for the UK CAA since 2014, primarily in Aviation Security regulation but also in General Aviation and most recently as aviation security lead in CAAi. Prior to joining the UK CAA, Kevin spent 12 years with the Department for Transport in a variety of security-related roles ranging from compliance, policy, strategy and head of personnel security and vetting.
Kevin has significant experience of working on a number of high-profile security events and policies both domestically and internationally with a focus on risk management.
Kevin has an MSc in Risk, Crisis and Disaster Management.

Kevin.Sawyer@caa.co.uk

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