This five-day course is intended to attract managers and executives who have existing senior leadership responsibilities in the aviation and aviation security sectors, or who are likely to move into these roles in the near future.

Course details

5 days
Any venue suitable for the client

Course rationale

Aviation security continues to be an area of global concern. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) global Risk Context Statement provides a high-level description of the global aviation security risk picture. The statement presents high-level, strategic statements to help guide Member States in taking a risk-based approach to maintaining and extending their civil aviation security programmes.

This course considers the practical application of the Risk Context Statement at the regional, country and airport levels, using a risk-based approach to all aspects of security, including acts of terrorism. In particular, it examines the detail of the guidance and provides methods for providing risk mitigation and countermeasures to identified threats. It further examines best-practice methods, and international standards, for managing any crisis that may arise directly or indirectly from the realisation of such risks, including the sensitive handling of people most directly affected.

The course is based upon a wide range of established global practices, guidelines and lessons learned from global security events and aviation crises. It examines standards and recommended practices from a range of key organisations such as ICAO, the International Air Transport Organization (IATA), the United Nations, Interpol and international standards bodies such as the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the British Standards institute (BSI).

Entry requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for short courses. This course is taught in English.

Key Benefits

On completion of this course, participants will:

  • Understand the specific current and emerging threats faced by the civil aviation industry
  • Conduct a security risk assessment and prioritise security responses
  • Recognise the value of an ‘all-hazards’ approach to crisis and emergency response planning
  • Describe the key organisations involved in responding to aviation threats and crises
  • Perform effectively as a member of a crisis management team
  • Explain the importance of effective collaboration, cooperation and coordination in security and crisis
  • Describe the importance of having an effective media and communications strategy for responding to crises