ICAO members beef up Annex 17

The International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) has adopted more stringent air cargo security standards, as part of what it said are the United Nations body’s ongoing efforts to enhance the overall security of air transport operations worldwide. The new measures emphasise more extensive screening of cargo, mail and other goods prior to placing them on […]


Annex 17 ICAO International Civil Aviation Organisation security


The International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) has adopted more stringent air cargo security standards, as part of what it said are the United Nations body’s ongoing efforts to enhance the overall security of air transport operations worldwide. The new measures emphasise more extensive screening of cargo, mail and other goods prior to placing them on board aircraft and better protection from unauthorised interference from the point where security controls are applied until departure of the aircraft. Also included is the strengthening of provisions related to the deployment of security equipment, the security of air traffic service providers, training programs and instructor certification systems, and cyber threats. The updated security requirements are contained in the 12th revision of Annex 17 (Security) to the Convention on International Civil Aviation.