Aviation Security Instructor Certification: Finding a Sustainable Approach
Read our report to explore the main challenges that States, Appropriate Authorities, regulators and entities face when implementing aviation security certification systems for instructors and review the UK’s evolved approach to instructor certification.
The aviation security threat landscape is evolving at an unprecedented rate.
The current geopolitical context, including the war in Ukraine, Covid-19 and the rapid development of technology all have an impact on the current aviation security threat picture.
Protecting the entire aviation community from acts of unlawful interference remains a top priority. It is, therefore, vital to have highly qualified, competent, resilient, and motivated front-line staff undertaking security activities.
The purpose of this paper is to explore the main challenges that the States, Appropriate Authorities, regulators and entities face when implementing aviation security certification systems for instructors and review the UK’s evolved approach to instructor certification.
Instructor Certification – Why does it matter?
Instructors delivering security training are a vital component of the security system.
Whatever the role within the aviation system, new staff joining the aviation community must experience rigorous, high-quality initial training to motivate and build up relevant skills and competencies. Aviation instructors can significantly shape and influence the knowledge and skills of our workforce and their commitment and motivation.
About the author
Technical Advisor, Aviation Security
Dorota Broom joined CAA International in June 2022 as Technical Advisor for Aviation Security. She is a DfT-certified Aviation Security Instructor in the UK with over 16 years experience in the aviation industry.
In her current role, Dorota is responsible for providing technical support and expertise to an international audience in Aviation Security matters, including the national approach to AVSEC instructor certification. Dorota designs and delivers security and safety training and provides advisory services to airports, air carriers and National Appropriate Authorities.