Aviation Security Division (AVSEC Division) was established in the year 2002 as one of the key regulatory roles for ensuring the compliance of aviation security measures as per International and National standards to protect civil aviation from acts of unlawful interference. AVSEC Division is committed to manage security quality control tasks at all aviation security stakeholders at airports through security programs and enact the relevant compliance to ICAO Annexes and its documents and also national regulations.
The AVSEC Division is also designated to manage the coordination of the training in the field of aviation security with ICAO and other training institutes for training and certifications. The Division also evaluates security infrastructure and equipment at airports; in addition, it is responsible for documentation of all facts and events related to the security issues for preventive and corrective actions.
The Aviation Security Division is responsible for safeguarding domestic and international civil aviation against acts of unlawful interference through the establishment of standards, recommended practices and guidelines, and their enforcement as required as guided by the ICAO Annex 17 as well as DOC 8973, Civil Aviation Act [CAA] 1969 and Civil Aviation Security Regulation (CASR).
Aviation Security Programs
Requires all aviation security stakeholders to submit, hold and maintain an approved related program, including a security program, quality control program and training program.
The Civil Aviation Security Regulation (CASR) sets out the measures and procedures that aviation industry participants need to implement to meet their obligations under National Civil Aviation Security Program (NCASP), including but not limited to:
- establish civil aviation security policies and review such policies from time to time;
- monitor the implementation of the provisions of the CASR;
- conduct a review on the national security programmes as established under the CASR;
- approve a security programme and conduct a review on the approved security programme;
- define and allocate tasks and co-ordinate civil aviation security activities between the government entities, operators and aerodrome operators, air traffic control service providers, and any other persons responsible for the implementation of the NCASP;
- conduct a review on the level of threat to civil aviation;
- conduct regular security risk assessments for civil aviation security;
- re-evaluate security control and procedures on civil aviation security;
- respond to meet any increased threat to civil aviation security; and
- perform any other functions that are incidental or consequential to any of its functions under the CASR.
AVSEC Division conducts an investigation of the act of unlawful interferences incident related to aviation security.
Investigation function carried out by this Division covers unlawful interferences and incidents related to carriage of dangerous goods by air.
- Aviation Security Instructor Certification;
- Aviation Security Screeners Certification; and
- Aviation Security Equipment Certification.
- Aviation Security Training Centres
- Aviation Security Programmes
- Aviation Security Training Programmes
- Aviation Security Quality Control Programmes
- Air Operator Certificate (Aviation Security)
- These activities are conducted to an organisation associated with all aviation security stakeholders, which include:
- Testing; and
- Vulnerable Assessment.