Best practice exchange for global aviation security
23-25 October 2019
European and Chinese authority representatives successfully concluded another experience exchange on the subject of aviation security, held from 23 to 25 October in Madrid (Spain). The activity further deepened the collaboration between the two regions facilitated by the EU-China Aviation Partnership Project (APP), following the 2017 experience exchange on airport security in Europe and the 2018 workshop on aviation security in Beijing. Re-engaging participants from the industry in the exchange, the event this year was dedicated to new technologies and practical aviation security quality control implementation aspects.
As air traffic grows fast and new security solutions are constantly being developed, continued exchanges on aviation security are essential and also facilitate safety and efficiency of the aviation system overall. On the premises of the Spanish Aviation Safety and Security Agency (AESA), experts first engaged in a discussion about new technology applications in support of aviation security. On the second day, presentations were delivered to exchange on quality control from an authority perspective and training for aviation security staff. The final day of the activity included a site visit to learn more about the current security system in place at Adolfo Suarez Madrid/Barajas airport.
The experience exchange was attended by representatives from CAAC, AESA, French DGAC, the China Academy of Civil Aviation Science and Technology (CAST), the Civil Aviation Management Institute of China (CAMIC), Capital Airport Aviation Security, Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport, Shanghai International Airport Co., Shenzhen Baoan International Airport, AENA, CASRA, Nuctech, and Smiths Detection.