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         IFALPA at ICAO Global

         Aviation Security Symposium

         IFALPA was invited to participate in the first   and differences in understanding
         ICAO Global Aviation Security Symposium   security culture and defining its
         (AVSEC2017) in collaboration with Airports   common understanding in the
         Council International (ACI), from September   aviation context.
         12  to 14 , 2017 at the ICAO Headquarters in   Participants were able to interact
         Montreal, Canada. The three-day Symposium   with the panalists by using the
         serves as a platform to promote the work of   conference mobile app to respond to
         ICAO, its Member States and stakeholders in   seven questions regarding security
         the area of aviation security.       culture. The Panel then commented
            Security culture played a predominant role   on the responses of each one of those
         in the discussions of this symposium and it   questions. There was a wide
         was placed high in the agenda during the first   consensus on the importance of developing   second on the right, Captain Agustin Guzman
         day. ICAO intends to promote the implemen-  guidance material about security culture and   Photo Courtesy of Vanda D’Alonzo
         tation of an effective security culture in order   how  this should be integrated  in  a wider
         to enhance the global aviation system, which,   system that could quantify the effectiveness of   Participants were given the opportunity to
         according to its own perspective, is critical to   the implemented measures. The poll also   experience  an  interactive  exhibition
         achieve sustainable outcomes. IFALPA’s   showed that the security system was in need of   showcasing the latest State/Government and
         Security Committee Chairman, Capt. Agustin   better vetting procedures and training, and   industry AVSEC technology and process
         Guzman, was kindly invited to participate in a   improved workforce motivation and training.  innovations, along with dynamic learning
         panel and exchanged ideas on the importance   Risk modelling, cybersecurity, effective   workshops that stimulated panel discussions
         of security culture in the aviation environment.   quality controls were also recurrent topics that   on the current challenges that aviation security
         The aim was placed on identifying similarities   were presented throughout the conference.   is facing.

         ISSUE 4 | 2017                                                         InterPilot | The Safety and Technical Journal of IFALPA
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