Aviation Security Courses:
With the benefit of hindsight, it may seem hard to imagine how the need to address acts of sabotage, unlawful seizure of aircraft and the use of civil aircraft in terrorist attacks (as was the case on 11 September 2001) could have been overlooked by the drafters of the Chicago Convention, ICAO’s founding charter and cornerpiece for international technical legislation in the field of civil aviation. In 1944, however, no one foresaw such security threats and the need for security measures – ICAO Annexe 17 - Security
Aviation security has certainly evolved since 1944. Today, in the United Kingdom, the CAA looks after aviation security regulatory activity and compliance monitoring functions transferred from the Department for Transport (DfT) since 2014. Whilst the Government leads on international aviation security matters and UK aviation security policy (including the setting of security standards), the CAA regulates security arrangements at UK airports and for air carriers, cargo and in-flight suppliers to ensure that the relevant entities comply with UK and international security requirements.
It is the CAA’s responsibility to regulate security arrangements at UK airports, air carriers, cargo and in-flight suppliers to ensure that the relevant entities comply with UK and international security requirements.
In general, the primary objective of aviation security is safeguard everyone: passengers, crew, ground staff and the general public against acts of unlawful interference.