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Primary Objective


The primary objective of international civil aviation security is to ensure the protection and safeguarding of passengers, crew, ground personnel, the general public, aircraft and facilities of an airport serving international civil aviation, against acts of unlawful interference perpetrated on the ground or in flight.

This is carried out through a combination of measures and the marshalling of various human and material resources at international and national airport levels. The implementation of an aviation security policy is based upon the requirements of the aviation security programmes at each of these levels, for both the administrations and operators in the area of air transport. Aviation security shall be in conformity with the principle that the level of security measures is commensurate with the assessed threat.

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