To promote, regulate and enforce compliance of Avsec's standards through:
The Role of Airports and Airlines
The Airports and Airlines division is mandated to promote, regulate and enforce best practice security measures and policies as highlighted in Annex 17 of ICAO. The key focus of Airports and Airlines division is the ensuring of aviation industry compliance with National Aviation Security Programme (NASP).
The roles of this division are:
National Aviation Security Programme (NASP)
The NASP is designed to meet the international standards and recommended practices contained in Annex 17 to the Convention on International Civil Aviation, 1944 (Chicago Convention), as well as related aviation security provisions found in other annexes.
The Civil Aviation Act (Act No. 13 of 2009) and associated regulations, together with this programme, establish the basic legal authority for the implementation of civil aviation security policies, practices and procedures. The NASP ensures that the national requirements, policies and procedures which cover all relevant provisions of Annex 17 are consistently outlined as specified within the relevant Regulations.
Airport Security Management
Each airport authority is responsible for ensuring the implementation of preventive security measures in accordance with the NASP and applicable aviation security regulations.
In terms of section 3(1) and (2), of the Civil Aviation Regulations, the airport management at all designated airports serving civil aviation is required to establish, implement and maintain a written airport security programme (ASP) detailing the individual security measures and procedures in place to ensure compliance with the NASP requirements.
In terms of section 4(2) of the security regulations, read with par. 6.4.2 of the NASP, aircraft operators providing international service from South Africa shall implement an AVSEC programme appropriate to meet the requirements of the National Aviation Security Programme. A written copy of the operator's AVSEC programme shall be submitted to the SACAA for approval.
The operator's AVSEC programme shall specify the practices and procedures to be followed by the operator to protect passengers, crew, ground personnel, aircraft and facilities from acts of unlawful interference.
AVSEC Primary Objective
Air Cargo Security
Airports & Airlines
Training & Certification
Projects and Investigations
National AVSEC Committee
National AVSEC Programme
Responsibilities of the Industry
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