Assistance to the states
One of the major activities of ISD Security is the provision of assistance to Contracting States in support of their efforts to rectify deficiencies identified under the Universal Security Audit Programme (USAP) and to comply with ICAO Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs). Such assistance focuses on:
- development of a State's infrastructure sustainability
- development and review of national security related programmes
- providing in-State AVSEC training
- providing in-State AVSEC exercise
In order to further develop regionalized aviation security assistance to States and continue to foster regional cooperation and partnerships, Aviation Security Regional Officers (ASROs) have been recruited for the Bangkok, Cairo, Dakar, Lima, Mexico City, Nairobi and Paris Regional Offices. ASROs serve as the primary focal point for States requiring assistance with respect to audits and general assistance in the implementation of Annex 17. They have also assumed the responsibility of being the operational focal point for all training activities within their respective regions. Additionally, they actively provide ISD with advice regarding regional training needs and regionalized assistance.
In order to promote Global Cooperation, ISD develops and conducts regional aviation security conferences under the Global Aviation Security Initiative (GASI). Such conferences are aimed at establishing regional cooperation and providing a forum for government officials and aviation industry executives from around the world to develop efficient infrastructure and capacity building for AVSEC through partnerships, alliances and professional initiatives.
Additionally, ISD encourages the exchange of information between States to promote mutual confidance in the level of aviation security between States.