Aviation Security Committee


    Make recommendations, influence and advance airport safety and aviation security through collaborative efforts.

    Strategic priorities/objectives:

    1. Address threats to airport safety and aviation security,
    2. Strengthen coordination, collaboration and integration among airport safety and aviation security, and
    3. Address the criminal exploitation of the vulnerabilities in the aviation transportation system.

    Significant Accomplishments 2015/2016:

    • Standardized Response to Critical Incidents in Aerodromes - developed a baseline understanding of the roles and responsibilities of each organization when responding to critical incidents and threats. Incorporated standard operating procedures or best practices into a document that harmonizes approaches to dealing with threats / critical incidents will allow for commonalities between the various jurisdictions to be identified.  The Committee is drafting a document outlining response protocols, threat and risk assessment and proposed actions by all of the players in the aerodrome and aviation environment.
    • Formulation of a Working Group for Law Enforcement to feed into the Transport Canada National Threat and Risk Assessment - this group will represent the interests of threats to aviation identified by law enforcement and ensure that threats directly related to the safety and security of the airport environment are addressed at the Threat and Risk Assessment exercise.

    Initiatives Planned 2016/2017:

    • Finalize the Standardized Response Protocol to Critical Incidents in Aerodromes in Canada to foster enhanced cooperation and a clear definition of mandates for all of the players in the aerodrome and aviation environment; and
    • Utilize the established working-group to represent the views and concerns of law enforcement when identifying and mitigating threats in the aviation environment. The Committee will represent CACP at the Transport Canada National Threat and Risk Assessment Context Statement to ensure law enforcement views are explored when examining new and emerging trends threatening Canadian aviation safety and security.
    • Continue to provide guidance in operationalizing a scalable response protocol for addressing the threats posed by unmanned aerial systems, lasers and active assailants in the aviation environment.