Monday, October 22, 2018

Govt plans to amend aircraft security rules

New Delhi: The Civil Aviation Ministry plans to allow aircraft operators to deploy employees of aerodrome operators and domestic airlines for security duties.
According to the draft Aircraft Security Amendment Rules, a domestic aircraft operator can carry out search of his plane or of other airlines provided the operator has a contract for security service with the entity concerned.
The security search can be done before taking the aircraft to security restricted area and before boarding of passengers after disembarkation.
Further, the ministry has suggested that an aircraft operator shall engage only those personnel for security duties who are "whole time direct employees of aerodrome operator and domestic airlines operator" with whom there is a contract in place for security services.
Such people should have been employed after proper training, selection procedure and certification in accordance with national civil aviation security programme.
'Security' refers to a means a combination of measures, human and material resources intended to be used to safeguard civil aviation against acts of unlawful interference, as per the ministry.
Another amendment proposed relates to aerodrome perimeter.
"Every aerodrome operator shall provide perimeter wall or other structures as prescribed by ICAO from time to time around the aerodrome," the draft norms said.
22/10/18 PTI/Times of India

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