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Transport chief urges collecive acts to mitigate air travel risks

July 10, 2023 Jun I. Legaspi 208 views

AUDITORS of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) are in the country to assess the country’s aviation security protocols in order to address emerging threats and mitigate potential security risks in air travel.

During the National Briefing on the ICAO Universal Security Audit Programme (USAP) Continuous Monitoring Approach, Transportation Secretary Jaime Bautista urged aviation stakeholders to be proactive to the issues pertaining to global aviation security.

“I urge everyone to actively engage in constructive dialogue and explore innovative ideas to leverage our capabilities to contribute to global aviation security.

In doing so, we strengthen our collective ability to detect and mitigate potential security risks, ensuring the sustained resilience and integrity of global aviation systems,” Bautista said.

The transportation chief underscored the role of participants, auditors and support staff in the continuous monitoring, sharing of best practices, and coordination among various stakeholders in the aviation sector.

“We have assembled an exceptional lineup of experts who will shed light on essential aspects like airport and airline operations, intelligence and crisis response, management of acts of unlawful interference, risk management strategies, capacity-building, as well as streamlined collaboration among regulatory bodies and industry partners,” he said.

Sec. Bautista also expressed confidence in the collective commitment and relentless pursuit of excellence in the advancements in global aviation security.

ICAO’s USAP CMA is a regular audit that provides a progressive framework for continuous evaluation and enhancement of aviation security protocols, enabling stakeholders in air transportation to maintain vigilance in a rapidly evolving landscape.