Workshop on security equipment

Paris, 9-11 July 2019

ECAC organised a workshop on security equipment at its premises in Paris for experts from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Tajikistan and Ukraine. The purpose of this three-day activity was to familiarise participants with the European requirements in the field of security equipment, describe the limitations and capabilities of the equipment, and provide good practices for inspecting its deployment. The workshop also looked at the key elements to be considered in a national legal framework as far as equipment deployment and performance requirements are concerned.

Day two of the workshop comprised an on-site visit to the French Civil Aviation Authority's Civil Aviation Technical Centre (STAC), which allowed participants to experience the practical aspects of deploying and inspecting security equipment, and provided excellent learning opportunities.

 

 

Mentoring activity in Armenia

Yerevan, 21-24 May 2019

ECAC organised a mentoring activity for representatives of the Civil Aviation Committee of Armenia in Yerevan, within the framework of the EaP/CA Project. The objective of the activity was to review Armenia's aviation security legal framework and provide proposals to amend and develop the regulatory requirements, taking into consideration ICAO Standards and Recommended Practices and ECAC Doc 30 Recommendations. The activity focused on reviewing the National Civil Aviation Security Programme, the National Civil Aviation Security Training Programme and the National Civil Aviation Quality Control Programme.

 

EASA hosts EaP/CA Project Technical Board Meeting

Cologne, 4 April 2019

The EaP/CA Project Technical Board, comprising representatives of the European Commission, EASA and ECAC, along with ICAO in an observer capacity, met at EASA's headquarters in Cologne on 4 April.

The meeting acknowledged the progress made in implementing the Project to date and discussed the activities to be planned for the coming months. On the security component, the meeting heard an overview of the activities already undertaken and discussed ECAC's capacity-building actions for the current year, including two upcoming workshops on security equipment (Paris, 9-11 July 2019) and quality control in aviation security (Paris, autumn 2019) following specific requests from EaP/CA beneficiary States.

The effective cooperation between all the parties involved was acknowledged as being crucial in efficiently implementing the Project in the beneficiary States.

 

Mentoring activity in Tajikistan

Dushanbe, 23-25 April 2019

ECAC organised a mentoring activity for representatives of the Civil Aviation Agency of Tajikistan in Dushanbe at the end of April.

Delivered in the framework of the EaP/CA Project, the activity's main objective was to review Tajikistan's aviation security legal framework in order to provide proposals to amend and further develop the regulatory requirements, taking into consideration ICAO Standards and Recommended Practices and ECAC Doc 30 Recommendations.

The activity focused on reviewing the National Civil Aviation Security Programme, the National Civil Aviation Security Training Programme and the National Civil Aviation Quality Control Programme.

 

 

Best practices training for national auditors in Ukraine

Kiev, 18-22 March 2019

The third Best Practices for National Auditors - Level 1 training course was organised in Ukraine for the benefit of EaP/CA Partner States. Ten security experts from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Ukraine attended the course.


Over five days, participants (pictured below) reviewed best practices in auditing techniques and European requirements in key areas of aviation security, including access control, passenger and cabin baggage screening and hold baggage security.


"The BPNA/1 course has allowed me to gain useful knowledge on how to plan and conduct audits and inspections, as well as how to draft meaningful reports and recommendations for rectification measures," said Mirzaian Kashkariev, a national auditor attending the course from the Ministry of Roads and Transport in Kyrgyzstan.


Our sincere thanks go to the State Aviation Administration of Ukraine, which offered the facilities, facilitated the organisation of on-site exercises and provided English-Russian translation to ensure the best learning conditions for participants.

 

Mentoring activity for experts from Azerbaijan and Kyrgyzstan

Paris, 11-12 March 2019

In the framework of the EaP/CA Project, ECAC organised a mentoring activity for experts from Azerbaijan and Kyrgyzstan in Paris on 11-12 March. The aim of the activity was to review the States' aviation security legal frameworks and provide proposals to amend and develop their regulatory requirements, taking into consideration ECAC Doc 30 and ICAO SARPs. The activity also focused on reviewing National Civil Aviation Security Programmes and National Civil Aviation Quality Control Programmes.

 

 

Best Practices for National Auditors - Level 1 training organised for EaP/CA States

(Kiev, 4-8 February 2019
Riga, 18-22 February 2019)


Two Best Practices for National Auditors – Level 1 training courses were organised for the first time by ECAC for the benefit of EaP/CA Partner States. The courses took place in Kiev (Ukraine) from 4 to 8 February and in Riga (Latvia) from 18 to 22 February. Seventeen participants from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Tajikistan and Ukraine attended both activities.

Through a combination of training techniques, including practical exercises at Kiev and Riga airports, participants were familiarised with best practices in auditing techniques, and European requirements in key areas of aviation security, including access control, passenger and cabin baggage screening and hold baggage security. The courses also enabled participants to gain a better understanding of their role and responsibilities as national auditors and strengthen their competencies in conducting national compliance monitoring activities in the aviation security field.

The training courses were organised in close cooperation with the appropriate authorities of Ukraine (State Aviation Administration) and Latvia (Civil Aviation Agency), which hosted the activities, facilitated the organisation of on-site exercises and provided English-Russian translation to ensure the best learning conditions for participants. The ECAC Secretariat thanks both authorities for their cooperation.

 

 

Training for cargo inspectors at Schiphol Airport

(Amsterdam, 29-31 January 2019)

The third training course on best practices for cargo inspectors was conducted from 29 - 31 January at Schiphol Airport.

The three-day activity, facilitated with the assistance of the National Coordinator for Security and Counterterrorism and hosted by the Royal Netherlands Marechaussee, provided experts from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova and Ukraine with the opportunity to become familiar with international and European cargo and mail security requirements and best practices in conducting oversight activities in this field. Comprising a combination of training techniques, including practical activities, the course was designed to reinforce the participants' knowledge and skills in inspecting the implementation of cargo and mail security measures. 

Thanks to the Royal Netherlands Marechaussee and Dnata air cargo, the course included a visit to a cargo regulated agent facility where participants conducted practical activities aimed at developing their expertise in monitoring the implementation of cargo and mail security measures.

 

Workshop on training and certification for aviation security staff 

(Paris, 28-29 November 2018)

An ECAC workshop on security staff training and certification was organised at ECAC's offices in Paris in the framework of the EU-funded EaP/CA Project. 

Featuring a combination of lectures and breakout sessions, the workshop was designed to strengthen participants' understanding of the key elements of a robust training and certification regime in the field of aviation security.

Over two days, the 13 security experts from seven Partner States explored a number of areas of interest. Issues covered included a review of the ECAC National Civil Aviation Security Training Programme and National Screener Certification Programme models. Participants also had the opportunity to share their experiences of organising and implementing training and certification of aviation security staff in their respective States.

 

 

Workshop on cargo and mail screening

(7-8 November 2018, Luxembourg 2018)

 

In the framework of the EU-funded EaP/CA Project, the European Civil Aviation Conference (ECAC) organised a workshop on cargo and mail screening on 7 and 8 November 2018 in Luxembourg.

The main objectives of this workshop were to explain in detail the various screening methods applicable to cargo and mail shipments, identify the challenges in this area and provide guidelines on how to mitigate them. The workshop also presented best practices with regard to quality control of screening to be performed at national and entity level.

The workshop was organised by ECAC in cooperation with the Luxembourgish Civil Aviation Authority (Direction de l'Aviation Civil de Luxembourg) and joined by participants from Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova and Ukraine. While strengthening their understanding of the screening requirements applicable to cargo and mail, the event also provided them an opportunity to observe the implementation of screening procedures at LuxairCARGO, one of the largest cargo hubs in Europe.

 

Cargo and mail security mentoring in Kazakhstan

(15-17 May, Astana)

The main objective of the mentoring activity was to provide advice on the implementation of cargo and mail secure supply chain requirements based on ICAO Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs) and ECAC Doc 30 recommendations. The mentoring activity also provided an opportunity to describe best practices for the efficient screening of cargo and mail, and to share implementation guidelines with the Appropriate Authority of Kazakhstan. During the mentoring activity, an ECAC cargo expert provided on-site coaching on the implementation of Doc 30 recommendations in the field of cargo and mail security for the benefit of the entities involved in their implementation. 

 

Cargo and mail security audit in Ukraine

(16-20 April, Kiev)

The cargo and mail security audit organised under the auspices of the EU-funded EASA/ECAC-implemented Project for Eastern Partnership and Central Asia countries (EAP/CA) took place from 16 to 20 April 2018 in Kiev, Ukraine. The main objective of this audit was to assess whether existing aviation security legislation and operational procedures were compliant with international rules and best practice in the field. The audit was based on ECAC Doc 30, Part II recommendations.

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ECAC organises workshop on cargo and mail security

(6-7 March 2018, Paris)

 

ECAC organised its second workshop on cargo and mail security within the framework of the EU-funded and ECAC-implemented Project for Eastern Partnership and Central Asia Countries (EaP/ CA Project).

During the workshop, international and European requirements on cargo and mail security were reviewed as well as the principal concepts surrounding the secure supply chain. Participants also had the opportunity to discuss the practical aspects of the implementation of cargo and mail security measures. Four States delivered presentations on the cargo and mail systems in their own countries.

The workshop brought together 37 security experts from 16 States and AFCAC, as well as representatives of EEA, IATA and La Poste (France).

 

Cargo and mail security audit in Baku

(8-12 January 2018, Azerbaijan)

 

The cargo and mail security audit organised under the auspices of the EU-funded EASA/ECAC-implemented Project for Eastern Partnership and Central Asia countries (EAP-CA) took place from 8 to 12 January in Baku, Azerbaijan. The main objective of this audit was to assess whether existing aviation security legislation and operational procedures were compliant with international rules and best practice in the field. The audit was based on ECAC Doc 30, Part II Recommendations.

 

Training Course in Poland: Best Practices for Cargo Inspectors  (5-7 December 2017, Warsaw)

 

The EU-funded Project for Eastern Partnership and Central Asia Countries conducted its second training course on best practices for cargo inspectors from 5 to 7 December in Warsaw, Poland. 

This three-day activity, hosted by the Polish Civil Aviation Authority in Warsaw provided experts from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, and Ukraine the opportunity to become familiar with international and European cargo and mail security requirements and best practices in conducting oversight activities in this field. Through a combination of training techniques, including practical activities, the course was designed to strengthen participants' competencies in audit/inspection techniques applied in cargo and mail security. 

Thanks to the kind hospitality of the Civil Aviation Authority of Poland and Welcome Airport Services, participants had the opportunity to conduct practical activities at a cargo (regulated agent) facility in order to develop their expertise in monitoring the implementation of cargo and mail security measures.

Cargo and mail security mentoring activity in Yerevan

(21 – 23 November 2017, Armenia)

The main objective of the mentoring activity was to review the legal framework in the field of cargo and mail security, and to provide proposals for amending and further developing the regulatory requirements in this field, taking into consideration ECAC Doc 30 Recommendations. In the course of the activity, ECAC also provided the ECAC STP to the General Department of Civil Aviation of Armenia and explained the best practices in its use to verify the image quality of x-ray equipment used to screen cargo and mail.

Workshop on cargo and mail screening in Luxembourg

(7-8 November 2017, Luxembourg)

 

A workshop on cargo and mail screening was organised on 7 and 8 November 2017 in Luxembourg. The main objectives of this workshop were to explain in detail the various screening methods applicable to cargo and mail shipments, identify the main challenges in the area of cargo and mail screening and provide guidelines on how to mitigate them. The workshop also shared best practices on how best to inspect the quality of screening of cargo and mail shipments.

The workshop was organised by ECAC in cooperation with the Luxembourgish Directorate of Civil Aviation. Participants had the opportunity to observe the implementation of screening procedures at LuxairCARGO and to observe Cargolux operations. Fourteen participants from seven Partner States took part in the workshop, together with representatives of ICAO, IATA, A4E and EEA who contributed to the activity by sharing their experience.  

 

Cargo and mail security mentoring activity in Chisinau

(9-11 October 2017, Moldova)

 

The main objective of this mentoring activity was to review the legal framework in the field of cargo and mail security, and to provide proposals for amending and further developing the regulatory requirements in this field, taking into consideration ECAC Doc 30 Recommendations. In the course of the activity, ECAC also provided the ECAC Standard Test Piece to the Moldovan Civil Aviation Authority and explained the best practices in its use to verify the image quality of x-ray equipment used to screen cargo and mail.

Cargo and mail security audit in Tbilisi

(11-15 September 2017, Georgia)

 

The cargo and mail security audit organised under the auspices of the EU-funded EASA/ECAC-implemented Project for Eastern Partnership and Central Asia countries (EaP-CA) took place from 11 to 15 September 2017 in Tbilisi, Georgia. The main objective of this audit was to assess whether existing aviation security legislation and operational procedures were compliant with international rules and best practice in the field. The audit was based on ECAC Doc 30, Part II Recommendations.

EaP/CA Newsletter - Number 1

 

 

 

 

 

The first edition of the EaP/CA Newsletter details the activities undertaken within the framework of the project since its launch, in July 2016.

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First EaP/CA Project cargo and mail security workshop 

(28-29 March 2017, Paris)

The first workshop delivered by the EU-funded and ECAC-implemented Project for Eastern Partnership and Central Asia Countries (EaP/CA Project) took place at ECAC's offices in Paris on 28 and 29 March 2017. This activity was dedicated to cargo and mail security and was the first workshop organised in the framework of the EaP/CA Project.

The workshop was designed to present international and European requirements on cargo and mail security and to familiarise participants with the principal concepts surrounding the secure supply chain. It also provided an opportunity to discuss the practical aspects of the implementation of cargo and mail security measures. Twenty-eight security experts from EaP/CA Partner States Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova and Ukraine, as well as representatives of Bulgaria, France, Ireland, Latvia, Serbia and the United Kingdom participated.

 

First training course on best practices
for cargo inspectors takes place at Schiphol airport

The EU-funded Project for Eastern Partnership and Central Asia Countries (EaP/CA Project) conducted its first training course on best practices for cargo inspectors at the Royal Marechaussee training centre at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (Netherlands) from 21 to 23 February 2017. 

This three-day activity gave experts from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Kyrgyzstan and Ukraine the opportunity to become acquainted with international and European cargo and mail security requirements and best practices in conducting oversight activities in this field.

Through a combination of training techniques, including practical activities, the course was designed to strengthen participants' competencies in audit/inspection techniques applied in cargo and mail security.

Thanks to the kind hospitality of the Ministry of Justice of the Netherlands and Swissport International Ltd, participants had the opportunity to conduct practical activities at a cargo (regulated agent) facility in order to develop their expertise in monitoring the implementation of cargo and mail security measures

 

EASA/ECAC Project for Eastern Partnership and Central Asia countries organises cargo and mail security evaluation in Kazakhstan

 

The& first on-site evaluation of cargo and mail security organised under the auspices of the EU-funded EASA/ECAC-implemented Project for Eastern Partnership and Central Asia countries (EAP-CA) took place from 5 to 10 December 2016 in Astana, Kazakhstan. 

The main objective of this evaluation was to assess whether existing aviation security legislation and operational procedures were compliant with international rules and best practice in the field. The evaluation also assessed the compliance monitoring system for cargo and mail security implemented by the Kazakh Appropriate Authority.

From left to right: Armands Klotins, Beken Seidakhmetov, Anna Jankowska, Erzhan Zhakenov, Zhanat Abdugalimov, Baurzhan Umiraliyev