The ECAC work programme in aviation security focuses on several main elements including threat and risk based approach, technology, harmonisation of security standards on a pan-European basis and international cooperation with strategic partners, to name only few. The specific objectives to be achieved complement the defined strategic elements in the aviation security domains that ECAC Member States strive for.


Aim: To promote a threat/risk-based approach to aviation security.


  • To promote understanding of new or atypical threats to aviation security and possible mitigation measures.
  • To encourage the implementation of a risk based and outcome based  approach to aviation security.
  • To promote close cooperation between Civil Aviation Authorities (CAAs) and national authorities responsible for threat assessment.


AimTo promote the development and use of security technology and equipment to address current and emerging threats.


  • To implement and further develop the ECAC Common Evaluation Process of security equipment (CEP).
  • To develop technical specifications for security equipment.
  • To promote the deployment at European airports of security equipment meeting the required minimum standards.
  • To ensure that Research and Development efforts meet end users' needs and aim at facilitating passengers' journey. 


Aim: Based on ECAC Doc 30, Part II, to pursue the development of efficient, effective and uniform aviation security measures on a Pan-European basis.


  • To ensure consistency between ECAC Doc 30, Part II (Security) and EU/EC Regulations and ICAO Annex 17 SARPs.
  • To facilitate and support the implementation of required security measures by Member States.
  • To develop methods to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of current and future security measures.
  • To further develop cooperation with the industry.
  • To promote the implementation of One Stop Security in ECAC region.


Aim: To support ECAC Member States in achieving full compliance with European requirements on aviation security, and further developing their security regime.


  • To assess ECAC Member States' level of compliance with ECAC Doc 30, Part II.
  • To support ECAC Member States in their rectification of deficiencies at both national and airport levels.
  • To support Member States in further developing and/or improving their security regime.


Aim: To promote cooperation with non ECAC Member States and regional/sub-regional organisations


  • To promote partnerships and activities with key international partners (e.g. Australia, Canada, Singapore, United States).
  • To promote cooperation with non-ECAC States, international and regional, sub-regional organisations.