NAU delegation took part in the 16th Global Reporting Session of the directors of the ICAO Aviation Security and Facilitation Training Centers.
The session was held by the Head of the Aviation Security Office of the Air Transport Bureau of ICAO Headquarters (Montreal, Canada) David Sterland and the Head of the Bureau on Aviation Security and Facilitation of ICAO Headquarters (Montreal, Canada) Sun Min Nam.
As part of the session, issues of training centers to update and improve training materials and areas of training for aviation security and critical infrastructure, the implementation of the requirements of Global Aviation Security Plan were reviewed. ICAO global plan for the training and retraining of aviation security specialists and the methodology for evaluating the work of the centers and plans for eliminating nonconformities were discussed. Also reviewed are regional initiatives to improve staff training and a systematic approach and analysis of eight critical safety elements.
A report on the training of aviation security specialists in the European/North Atlantic region was given by Galina Suslova, Chairman of Council of EURO/NET Training Centers, Director of IСAO NAU Institute.
In his speech, NAU Rector Vladimir Isaenko focused on attracting aviation universities to the development and implementation of new curricula based on risk-oriented thinking, as well as using ICAO methodology in universities to train specialists in the protection of not only aviation, but also the critical infrastructure of states.
Head of International Department of NAU, Alexander Ivanov, took part in the discussion of the problem of activating higher education institutions that have signed membership in the International Association of Aviation and Aerospace Education (ALICANTO) at ICAO headquarters (Montreal, Canada).
Members of NAU delegation took an active part in the discussion of the draft decision of the meeting of the directors of ICAO Aviation Security Training Centers. The proposals concerned the development and conduct of new courses, the improvement of methods for preparing the features of regional courses. A list of new courses was offered, in particular, ACI/ІСАО course on the training of airport managers in aviation security; a course on personnel management in aviation security with University of Concordia (USA). A course on training personnel to determine behavioral characteristics (four-week program) – proposed New Zealand. The improvement of the certification system for centers and personnel was discussed. Approved three types of certificates issued to students. All decisions will be reviewed at ICAO headquarters (Montreal, Canada).
At the closing meeting, Director of Institute of ICAO NAU, Galina Suslova, was elected a member of the working group on the preparation of aviation security materials.
NAU delegation also visited the United Arab Emirates police academy and took part in the graduation ceremony of police officers who implement aviation security requirements at UAE airports.