An individual State’s responsibility for aviation security oversight is the foundation upon which global aviation security is built. A lack of appropriate aviation security oversight in one State threatens the security of international civil aviation operations.
We can provide States with advice, support and guidance in developing their own oversight programme and to prepare for and respond to external oversight activity such as ICAO Universal Security Audit Programme.
We specialise in developing and implementation of the National Civil Aviation Security Quality Control Programme (NCASQCP). Leveraging our experience, we can support States on all aspects of oversight regime and airports and airlines with their internal compliance monitoring activities.
Aviation Security Compliance Assistance
ICAO Pre-Audit Preparation
Preparing for an ICAO USAP audit can be a complicated process. We can provide UK CAA best practice advice across the entire ICAO audit process to help States achieve security compliance with the ICAO standards.
We can assemble a UK CAA security expert team to work with you to prepare for the audit. Our team can develop an Inception Report, highlighting the status of Protocol Questions across all Critical Elements providing:
- Guidance to pre-audit questionnaires and compliance checklists.
- Preparation of pre-audit documentation.
ICAO Post-Audit & Corrective Action Plans
We can work with States to address any issues raised during the USAP audit.
Where necessary, our experts can work collaboratively to review USAP findings and develop a Corrective Action Plan (CAP), highlighting actions required to address noncompliance. Our support can include:
- Corrective action technical assistance to rectify any security oversight deficiencies identified in the USAP audit.
- Development of appropriate security regulatory frameworks for long-term, sustainable compliance with national and international best practice.
- Capacity building and training to ensure regulatory and inspectorate staff are competently carrying out security oversight functions.
ICAO Critical Elements Implementation
We can support States with the development and implementation of national aviation security oversight regimes compliant with the international standards.
Our aviation security experts can work with States on the implementation of all ICAO Aviation Security Critical Elements:
- CE-1: Aviation Security Legislation
- CE-2: Aviation Security Programmes and Regulations
- CE-3: State Appropriate Authority for Aviation Security and its Responsibilities
- CE-4: Personnel Qualifications and Training
- CE-5: Provision of Technical Guidance, Tools and Security Critical Information
- CE-6: Certification and Approval Obligations
- CE-7: Quality Control Obligations
- CE-8: Resolution of Security Concerns
Assistance to Airports and Airlines
We can work with Airports and Airlines to ensure compliance across all aviation security internal processes and procedures.
As the aviation security regulator, we ensure that the UK’s aviation industry meets the security requirements set out in the UK and international law. Leveraging our daily experience, we can help airports and airlines with their internal compliance monitoring activities, helping them protect customers, passengers, and business reputation.
Our support to airports:
- Screening of passengers, airport staff and goods
- Recruitment, assessment, and training standards for all airport employees
- The integrity of security screening equipment
- Review of airport’s security infrastructure, risk assessment and contingency procedures
Our support to airlines:
- Staff recruitment procedures
- Aircraft search requirements
- Aircraft cockpit security requirements
- Aircraft in-flight supplies procedures
- Regulated Agents/ Suppliers regimes
- Known Consignor schemes
- Screening of baggage procedures
- Boarding procedures
- Aviation security training
- Air cargo procedures
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.
Explores the potential threat posed by insider activity and how to manage insider-related vulnerabilities.
Provides the fundamentals of how to develop and maintain an effective Security Management System concept developed by the UK CAA.
Provides in depth knowledge into the cyber security oversight process developed by the UK CAA.
Explores what a security culture is, what the benefits of a security culture are and how it can be embedded.
Provides an overview of the threats posed to aviation security and how TIP regulatory requirements are addressing these.
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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.