ACI-ICAO Management of Airport Security*


Airport Security Diploma*AMPAP Elective
Delivery: Classroom
Duration: 5 days

The ACI-ICAO Management of Airport Security course provides guidance to aviation security personnel at a managerial level on planning, coordinating and implementing airport security preventative measures and pro-active initiatives that are in accordance with national programmes and airport industry best practices.

Learning objectives

By the end of this course students will be able to:

  • Evaluate options, benefits and disadvantages of outsourcing security activities
  • Prepare budgetary estimates for financing AVSEC programmes
  • Analyze an airport emergency plan and develop security response actions necessary in security emergencies involving aircraft, terminal buildings and airport facilities
  • Implement a training programme for airport security and non-security staff
  • Develop procedures and mechanisms for reporting and recording security incidents
  • Set up and run an airport security committee
  • Implement a risk and vulnerability assessment and review processes to prioritize and manage risks

Target audience

  • Airport managers and personnel with security responsibilities
  • Suppliers and service providers with security responsibility at an airport (e.g., ground handlers, maintenance organization, cargo agents, catering, or airport security providers)
  • Civil aviation security regulators

Course content 

  • The regulatory framework for airport security
  • Development of aviation security programmes and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
  • Management of response to acts of unlawful interference, reporting and tracking
  • Model framework of the components of an airport security programme
  • Best practices on the implementation of airport security programmes
  • Crisis communication and coordination with other airports, organizations and agencies
  • Measuring results and implemeting a quality management system
  • Security training programmes
  • Risk and vulnerability assessment
  • Intelligence gathering and relationships with agencies

This interactive course involves multiple simulation exercises on security planning and threat assessment in addition to managing simulated airport threats.

Pre-requisite for course registration

  1. Must hold a supervisory or management security position in a civil aviation airport
  2. Must have a minimum of one to two years’ experience in the field of airport security

This programme is intended for security supervisors and managers nominated by a senior executive of their organization.

Upcoming sessions

DatesLocationMember / WBPNon-MemberRegister
04-08 November 2019Montreal, Canada$US2,000$US2,000Register
18-22 November 2019Hong Kong, SAR$US2,000$US2,000Register
06-10 July 2020San Francisco, USA$US2,000$US2,000Register
13-17 September 2020Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates$US2,000$US2,000Register