Heydar Aliyev Airport meets high standards of aviation security

An audit at Heydar Aliyev Airport of the compliance level of aviation security measures has found that the airport meets all of the TSA requirements.

Heydar Aliyev Airport meets high standards of aviation security

Conducted in accordance with the interstate agreement between Azerbaijan and the U.S., a comprehensive aviation security audit has taken place at Heydar Aliyev International Airport.

The audit was for the compliance level of aviation security measures in organising passenger and cargo flights to the United States. As part of this, the auditors from the U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) were familiarised with the implementation of all relevant requirements of the TSA, as well as standards and recommendations of the U.S. State Aviation Security Program.

The airport has said that for the audit the TSA was familiarised with the procedures of passenger registration, pre-flight inspection of aircraft, baggage inspection, in-flight catering security, as well as profiling activities of aviation security officers.

There was also a comprehensive assessment of the security of the airport terminal area and apron, training of the canine service and the level of protection of the airport’s electronic systems from cyber-attacks.

According to the results of the audit, the Department of Transport Security concluded that the aviation security measures applied at the Heydar Aliyev International Airport fully met all of the TSA requirements.

The airport also reported that the specialists of the audit group noted the high level of professional training of the personnel and the entire management staff of the structural units of the General Directorate of Aviation Security (ATBI) of Azerbaijan Airlines.

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