AVIATION SECURITY (AVSEC)
What is AVSEC?
This is a department within airport operations entrusted with the primary mandate of safeguarding civil aviation operations against acts of unlawful interference which can be perpetrated on ground or in flight.
The primary objective of aviation security in Eswatini is the safety of passengers, crew, ground personnel and the general public in all matters related to safeguarding against acts of unlawful interference with civil aviation, thus ensuring that aviation security remains the highest of priorities when related decisions are made.
This mandate is achieved through the strategic combination of measures, human, and material resources for the safety and security of crew, passengers, public, ground personnel, facilities and property. The department implements Standards and Recommended Practices set for use at international level by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).
The main clientele for this unit are; passengers, crew, ground handlers, airlines, cargo handlers, staff, tenants, contractors and the general public.
This department conducts screening of persons, vehicles, cargo and mail, provides escorts, surveillance and access control systems, risk and threat assessment as well as aviation security trainings
ICAO and local legal documents
Eswatini is an ICAO Member State, having ratified the Convention on International Civil Aviation – Chicago Convention 07th December, 1944 and therefore subscribes to the following international and national instruments;
- Annex 17 – Security;
- Annex 9 – Facilitation;
- Annex 18 – Dangerous Goods;
- Civil Aviation Act No. 4 of 2022,
- Security Regulations of 2011;
- National Civil Aviation Security Programme,
- National Quality Control Programme and the
- National Civil Aviation Security Training Programme.
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