Aviation security (AVSEC) and facilitation (FAL) are important aspects of the civil aviation system. CAAS works closely with public and private sector industry stakeholders to put in place a robust AVSEC and FAL regime aimed at ensuring the security and facilitation of passengers, baggage, air cargo and aircraft operations at Changi and Seletar Airports.
CAAS strives to ensure that the implementation of AVSEC and FAL policies and measures are effective, and enable a safe, secure and efficient travel for the passengers.
CAAS’ Roles in Aviation Security and Facilitation
CAAS, in consultation with its parent Ministry, the Ministry of Transport (MOT), provides the civil aviation authority’s perspective in the shaping of national civil aviation security and facilitation policies for a secure and sustainable air transport industry in Singapore.
Apart from MOT, CAAS works closely with AVSEC stakeholders such as the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), and its agencies, the Singapore Police Force (SPF) and Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA), and Changi Airport Group (CAG), the airport operator.
A multi-layered system of AVSEC measures has been implemented at both Changi and Seletar Airports for the security of aircraft, baggage, cargo, passengers as well as personnel working in the airport premises.
CAAS is also responsible for the security oversight of its air navigation services provision arm and is the Sector Lead for cyber security in the aviation domain.
CAAS is actively involved in international meetings and conferences on aviation security and facilitation, under the auspices of ICAO or regional bodies such as ASEAN and APEC.
CAAS works with airport stakeholders, both public and private agencies, on both short term and long term projects targeted at leveraging new technologies and processes to improve efficiency, security and facilitation in both passenger and cargo operations in our airports. Apart from physical enhancements, CAAS, in collaboration with key airport stakeholders, has also embarked recently on a big data project that will support the digitisation, automation and redesign of Changi Airport’s operations. With new insights into travellers’ needs from data collected by the aviation system today, CAAS aims to further optimise passenger flows and create new opportunities to enhance the Singapore air hub’s operations and address manpower constraints.
CAAS is also part of a multi-agency workgroup that is developing the future access control and air cargo security model for the cargo zones of Changi Airport, including the upcoming Changi East Industrial Zone.
Moving forward, CAAS strives to ensure that Singapore continues to enhance its level of AVSEC and FAL, and adopt new and practical measures that are in line with international standards and in support of its air hub development.