Any business that operates within the aviation industry bears a responsibility for helping to maintain air transport security across the globe. This may include the operation of services without the framework of aviation transport security legislations for different government authorities, to safeguard unlawful interference with aviation as an industry.
Aviation industry participants must put in place approved air transport security programs, or it may include the provision of air transport security compliance information, such as the transfer of Advance Passenger Information (API) or Passenger Name Records (PNR) to a destination country’s government and border agencies before departure or arrival.
More about Advance Passenger Information.
Air transport security implementation responsibilities The provision of seamless air transport security is an essential element to ensure that global borders remain safe in addition to passengers, aircraft and flight crew.
Aviation security encompasses a wide range of responsibilities for airlines, border agencies and aviation businesses from the provision of airline security data and batch flight manifests, to flight operations and aircraft communications.
Find out more about how AviSec can help aircraft communications.
Since the tragic events of 9/11, air transport security measures have tightened considerably and more pressure is placed on airlines and operators to comply with mandatory requirements to safeguard the national security of countries around the world. The provision of Advance Passenger Information is now an essential requirement for travellers to the U.S. and this is fast-becoming a worldwide request as more countries recognise the benefits of advance screening of passengers and flight crew before an aircraft leaves the ground or arrives in a participating country.
Failure to provide API to U.S. officials before departure can leave airlines facing fines of up to $5000 and can result in the passenger being denied boarding permission.
These measures, and the provision of airline passenger data, are in place to allow governments and border security agencies to compare passenger and crew lists with international databases that can help monitor and track the movements of ‘persons of interest’ or high-risk travellers that could pose a potential threat to an aircraft, individual or indeed a country.
More information about integration and Border Management Systems.
With mandatory regulations becoming more stringent, and pressures growing for airlines and operators with an increase, year-on-year, of travellers moving through airports, it is essential that the implementation of reliable, secure aviation security software and practices becomes commonplace in order to facilitate cost-effective flight operations while maintaining utmost air transport security across the aviation environment.
Rockwell Collins’ ARINC AviSec is relied upon across the industry, in both commercial and business aviation sectors to deliver high-performance messaging solutions and is the most reliable platform in the world.