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To browse Academia. Skip to main content. By using our site, you agree to our collection of information through the use of cookies. To learn more, view our Privacy Policy. Log In Sign Up. Camayo De La Cruz. General Principles Collection and Transmission of Information Air Traffic Control Contingency Plans Review, Analysis and Reports Compilation and dissemination of information concerning an aircraft which is being subjected to an act of unlawful interference A Appendix 2.

Threat Assessment Methodology A Appendix 3. Risk Management Model A Appendix 4. A Appendix 5. Bomb Threat Assessment Response to Bomb Threats Against Aircraft A Appendix 7. Aircraft Security Search Checklist A Appendix 8. Suspect Explosive Devices A Appendix 9. Search and Evacuation Guidelines A Appendix Official Report on Act of Unlawful Interference The security manual, comprised of five volumes addressing the above-mentioned elements, contains guidance on how States may comply with the Standards and Recommended Practices of Annex 17 to the Convention on International Civil Aviation, signed at Chicago on 7 December While the methods of compliance provided are based on generally recognized practices and procedures common within the international civil aviation industry, they are not the only means of compliance.

Other methods of meeting the Standards and Recommended Practices contained in Annex 17 — Security may be equally appropriate. Modification to the practices and procedures proposed in the manual may be necessary in order to meet the varied legal and administrative structures within individual States. The material in this volume, entitled Crisis Management and Response to Acts of Unlawful Interference is intended for the appropriate authority, airport and aircraft operators and any other entity responsible for crisis management and emergency response.

This volume provides guidance with regard to threat and risk assessment, contingency plans, collection and transmission of information during an act of unlawful interference, and the subsequent review, analysis and reporting of any act of unlawful interference. In order to keep this manual relevant and accurate, suggestions for improving it in terms of format, content or presentation are welcome.

Any such recommendation or suggestion will be examined and, if found suitable, will be included in the next edition of this manual. Regular revision will ensure that this manual remains both pertinent and accurate. A wide variety of terms are in use throughout the world to describe facilities, procedures and concepts for airport operations and planning. As far as possible the terms used in this document are those which have the widest international use. Acts of Unlawful Interference Definition given for guidance purposes These are acts or attempted acts such as to jeopardize the safety of civil aviation and air transport, i.

Accompanied hold baggage. Baggage accepted for carriage in the hold of an aircraft which the passenger who checked it in is on board. Aerial work. An aircraft operation in which an aircraft is used for specialized services such as agriculture, construction, photography, surveying, observation and patrol, search and rescue, and aerial advertisement. Aircraft in flight. An aircraft from the moment when all its external doors are closed following embarkation until the moment when such doors are opened for disembarkation.

Aircraft in service. A parked aircraft which is under surveillance sufficient to detect unauthorized access. Aircraft maintenance area. All the ground space and facilities provided for aircraft maintenance. This includes aprons, hangars, buildings and workshops, vehicle parks and roads associated therewith.

Such an area is normally designated as a security restricted area. An aircraft that is either parked for a period of more than 12 hours or is not under surveillance sufficient to detect unauthorized access. Aircraft security check. An inspection of the interior of an aircraft to which passengers may have had access and an inspection of the hold for the purposes of discovering suspicious objects, weapons, explosives or other dangerous devices, articles and substances.

Aircraft security search. A thorough inspection of the interior and exterior of the aircraft for the purpose of discovering suspicious objects, weapons, explosives or other dangerous devices, articles or substances. Aircraft stand. A designated area on an apron intended to be used for parking an aircraft. Any area in a Contracting State which is open for commercial aircraft operations. The movement area of an airport, adjacent terrain and buildings or portions thereof, access to which is controlled.

Appropriate authority for aviation security. The authority designated by a State within its administration to be responsible for the development, implementation and maintenance of the national civil aviation security programme. A defined area, on a land aerodrome, intended to accommodate aircraft for purposes of loading or unloading passengers, mail or cargo, fuelling, parking or maintenance.

Apron passenger vehicle. Any vehicle used to convey passengers between aircraft and passenger buildings. Background check. Personal property of passengers or crew carried on an aircraft by agreement with the operator. Baggage container. A receptacle in which baggage is loaded for conveyance in aircraft. Baggage sorting area. Space in which departure baggage is sorted into flight loads.

Baggage storage area. Bomb alert. A status of alert put in place by competent authorities to activate an intervention plan intended to counter the possible consequences arising from a communicated threat, anonymous or otherwise, or arising from the discovery of a suspect device or other suspect item on an aircraft, at an airport or in any civil aviation facilities.

Bomb threat. A communicated threat, anonymous or otherwise, which suggests, or infers, whether true or false that the safety of an aircraft in flight or on the ground, or any airport or civil aviation facility or any person may be in danger from an explosive or other item or device. Chapter 1. Definitions Cabin baggage. Baggage intended for carriage in the cabin of an aircraft.

Any property carried on an aircraft other than mail, stores and accompanied or mishandled baggage. Cargo area. All the ground space and facilities provided for cargo handlings. It includes aprons, cargo buildings and warehouses, vehicle parks and roads associated therewith.

Cargo building. A building through which cargo passes between air and ground transport and in which processing facilities are located, or in which cargo is stored pending transfer to air or ground transport. Catering stores. All items, other than catering supplies, associated with passenger in-flight services, for example newspapers, magazines, headphones, audio and video tapes, pillows and blankets, and amenity kits.

Catering supplies. Food, beverages, other dry stores and associated equipment used on board an aircraft. A formal evaluation and confirmation by or on behalf of the appropriate authority for aviation security that a person possesses the necessary competencies to perform assigned functions to an acceptable level as defined by the appropriate authority.

The process of reporting to an aircraft operator for acceptance on a particular flight. Check-in position. The location of facilities at which check-in is carried out. Commercial air transport operation. An aircraft operation involving the transport of passengers, cargo or mail for remuneration or hire.

Contingency plan. A contingency plan sets forth incremental security measures that may be elevated as the threat increases. It may be a stand-alone plan or included as part of the Crisis Management Plan.



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