The NAU delegation took part in the 16th Global Reporting Session of the ICAO Aviation Security Training Centers’ directors. The session was chaired by chief of the Implementation Support And Development Section – Security at ICAO HQ (Montreal, Canada) David Sterland and head of the Bureau of Aviation Security and Facilitation of Formalities at ICAO HQ Nam Soonmin.
As part of the session, issues were considered of the activities of training centers on updating and improving the training materials and areas of aviation security and critical infrastructure personnel training, as well as the implementation of the requirements of the Global Aviation Security Plan. A global ICAO plan for the training and retraining of aviation security professionals and a methodology for evaluating the centers and plans for eliminating non-conformities was discussed. Regional initiatives were reviewed for improving staff training, and a systemic approach to and analysis of eight critical security elements.
Head of the board of training centers EURO/NET, director of NAU’s ICAO Institute Galina Suslova delivered a report on the training of aviation security professionals in the European / North Atlantic region.
In his speech, NAU Rector Volodymyr Isaienko focused on attracting aviation universities to the development and implementation of new curricula based on risk-oriented thinking, as well as the use of ICAO methodology in higher educational facilities in training professionals to ensure security not only in aviation, but also the countries’ critical infrastructure.
Oleksandr Ivanov, head of NAU’s international department, took part in the discussion on promoting a pro-active stance of higher education facilities that had signed into the International Association of Aviation and Aerospace Education (ALICANTO) under the ICAO headquarters (Montreal, Canada).
Members of the NAU delegation took an active part in discussing the draft resolution of the ICAO Aviation Safety Training Centers directors’ meeting. Proposals concerned the development and implementation of new training courses and the improvement of methods of preparing courses with regional peculiarities. A list of new courses has been offered, in particular, ACI/ICAO training course for airport security managers; an aviation security management course in conjunction with Concordia University (USA). New Zealand proposed a four-week course on personnel training to determine behavioral characteristics. The improvement of the centers and personnel certification system was also discussed. Three types of certificates issued to students have been approved. All decisions taken will be considered at the ICAO headquarters (Montreal, Canada).
At the final meeting, NAU’s ICAO Institute Director Galina Suslova was elected member of the working group on drafting materials on aviation security.
The NAU delegation also visited the United Arab Emirates Police Academy and attended the solemn graduation ceremony for new police officers implementing aviation security requirements at UAE airports.