Policies & Priorities


The aviation security landscape is constantly evolving and AAPA is committed to working closely with government security agencies, airports and other stakeholders to ensure that air travel remains safe, secure and convenient.

AAPA encourages cooperation through collaboration with other stakeholders in the region and beyond, as providing safer and secure air travel is the collective responsibility of all aviation stakeholders. AAPA believes that the provision of aviation security is a governmental function and therefore all associated costs should be borne by States from general revenue sources and not through taxes and user fees.

Key issues currently addressed by AAPA are as follows:

  • Regulatory
    Given the global nature of the aviation business, there is a distinct need for better global harmonisation of security measures to facilitate overall performance improvements for the benefit of the travelling public and shippers. AAPA calls for security measures to be risk-based, outcome-focused and proportionate to the probable threat as unilateral actions taken by individual governments reacting to emerging threats may result in unnecessary disruption or lead to unintended consequences.
  • Acts of Unlawful Interference (AUI)
    Aviation security is a combination of human and processes to safeguard civil aviation against Acts of Unlawful Interference (AUI) and is a key priority of AAPA activities. AAPA aims to continually promote and enhance activities amongst all stakeholders that safeguard the security of civil aviation
  • Cybersecurity
    The aviation sector is dependent on networks and continued growth must be underpinned by a cyber resilient aviation industry. AAPA is committed to working in partnership with other aviation stakeholders to develop, implement and enhance strategies for strengthening cyber security and resilience of the aviation sector.

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