ACI Asia-Pacific Continues to Lead the Development of Aviation Security in the Middle East
Over the years, ACI Asia-Pacific has played an active role in the area of aviation security and facilitation in the Middle East. Mr. Gary Leung, Manager, Security and Facilitation of ACI Asia-Pacific, is currently the vice-chair of the ICAO Middle East Regional Aviation Security and Facilitation Implementation Team (RAFIT).
RAFIT’s main role is to provide technical advice and solutions for the implementation of the work programme developed by the ICAO regional office.
The 4th meeting of RAFIT was held recently on 5-6 September 2022 with participation of over 25 representatives from States in the Middle East and other industry associations, including International Air Transport Association (IATA) and Arab Air Carriers Organization (AACO) and ACI Asia-Pacific. A number of key actions were completed at the meeting, including:
- Revising the regional SECFAL targets;
- Updating the regional SECFAL implementation roadmap; and
- Updating the progress of the development of the regional cybersecurity plan
ACI Asia-Pacific will continue its leading role in RAFIT to help enhance aviation security in the region. The next meeting is tentatively scheduled to be in May 2023.