European Business Aviation Association
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Security is a big concern in Europe and the EBAA is involved in on-going security discussions both at national level and at European level with the European Commission and the European Civil Aviation Conference (ECAC).
EBAA president Brian Humphries says: "The Association has been leading the policy debate in view of the adoption of security rules specific to business aviation operations in Europe. It continues to work with both the Commission and member states to help them develop the most appropriate rules for the sector to the benefit of users and public alike. The rules would preferably be on a Europe-wide basis rather than by derogation to member states which would potentially lead to 27 different sets of rules for business aviation security."
The working group includes Abelag's Anne Blume, the BBGA's Guy Lachlan, EBAA France's Michel de Ronne, GBAA's Ralf Schwiebus, Mark Wilson of NetJets Europe and the chairman Pedro Vicente Azua.
The NBAA recommends that flight department personnel complete annual security training and remain vigilant to note any changes in emotional well-being and health of all crew members, ground personnel and passengers. It advocates a checklist that includes ensuring there is:
Operators and owners, the NBAA says, should ensure staff participate in security training, receive information updates and know the essentials such as check in and out procedure for visitors and guests and positive control of luggage. Crew members, the NBAA adds, should display photo IDs. "Have a security plan specific to your location and operation," it advises. "Develop, maintain and exercise an emergency response plan."