The Middle East regional director of ICAO has called for a new approach to rolling out the 2017 ICAO Global Aviation Security Plan (GASeP), as member states struggle to meet the initial 2020 deadline for security improvements.
“The timelines are very short for some countries, given … the resources. We need to think about the timelines,” Mohamed Khalifa Rahma said on 28 November during the ICAO AVSEC symposium in Montréal.
His comments were underlined by Althea Bartley, security and facilitation manager with the Jamaica Civil Aviation Authority, who noted that the regional GASeP implementation roadmap for the Caribbean (and the Americas) was released only in July 2018.
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