Basic aviation security being neglected, warns Iata chief


More than a third of countries have failed to introduce basic aviation security, the boss of Iata has revealed.

The airline industry body’s director general and chief executive Alexandre de Juniac made the disclosure while calling for aviation security to be strengthened.

Stressing that global standards are critical to effectively manage the security of a global industry, he said: “States are responsible for implementing effective security measures. Annex 17 of the Chicago Convention – which has been in place for four decades – makes this clear.

“But shockingly 40% of states have struggled to implement even its baseline requirements. This is not good enough.

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Source: Travel Weekly