IATA urges states to implement GASeP

IATA has urged the swift implementation by states of the first Global Aviation Security Plan (GASeP).

GASeP was established by the Council of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), and IATA says it has the potential to strengthen security by providing governments with a global plan to which they can align their national efforts.

The industry congratulates ICAO and its member states for putting the plan together

GASeP will address four key elements to improve security:

  • closer government-to-government cooperation to eliminate the long-term challenges of extraterritorial measures,

  • the universal application of global standards,

  • better information-sharing among governments and with industry, and

  • the efficient implementation of new and existing technology capabilities.

“The critical factor is implementation,” said Alexandre de Juniac, IATA's Director General and CEO.

“It must be quick, comprehensive and global. The industry congratulates ICAO and its member states for putting the plan together. Industry is ready to support its swift implementation.”

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