Aviation Security - International standards implementation perspectives and new technologies implementation workshop
12-13 December 2018
From 12-13 December, the EU-China Aviation Partnership Project (APP) successfully held a workshop in Beijing on aviation security, focusing on the international standards implementation perspectives and new technologies implementation. This event was a follow-up to the Airport Security Experience Exchange in Europe, which took place in July 2017 under APP.
During the two day activity, Chinese and European representatives were provided with the opportunity to cooperate and exchange information on regulations, standards, new technology and equipment in the area of aviation security, and their proper application. The implementation of applicable regulations, such as the ICAO Annex 17 & Doc. 8973, and the Security Council Resolution 2309(2016), were presented by CAAC and the Spanish Aviation Safety and Security Agency (AESA). The regulatory focused discussions were complemented by presentations from Chinese and European industry representatives on new technologies in support of aviation security, such as smart security technology and equipment, explosive detection systems, biometrics, and applications of big data and artificial intelligence. The training methodology of screening personnel and airport security management systems were also addressed.
The presentations led to lively discussions, for example on the optimal balance between security strictness and efficiency, passenger experience, different levels of hand luggage checking and standards for facial recognition equipment application. The activity has been beneficial for the participating stakeholders, and both European and Chinese participants expressed their intentions to cooperate closely with each other in the near future, enhancing the security of passengers.
The workshop was attended by forty participants, from among others the CAAC Aviation Security Bureau, the EU Delegation to China, AESA, the Civil Aviation Management Institute of China, China Academy of Civil Aviation Science and Technology, Beijing Capital International Airport, Shanghai Hongqiao Airport, Nuctech, CASRA, Smiths Detection, Groupe ADP, AENA and Everis.