Extract from OTAR Part 178 - Aviation Security

Reporting of security incidents

Aerodromes and aircraft operators shall report acts of unlawful interference, incidents and breaches of security. Reports shall contain full details of the incident and the actions taken in response to it.

Type of Incident
(actual or attempted)

IMMEDIATELY
-
UK DfT Duty Office (1)
and
ASSI (2)

WITHIN
12 hours

-
ASSI
report

WITHIN
7 days

-
ASSI
report

Unlawful seizure of aircraft

YES

 

 

Attack against aircraft while in flight

YES

 

 

Sabotage of aircraft

YES

 

 

Attack against airport or air navigation facilities

YES

 

 

Attack against persons within airport terminal facilities

YES

 

 

Bomb threat – RED

YES

 

 

Bomb threat – AMBER

 

YES

 

Bomb threat – GREEN

 

 

YES

Discovery of explosives, firearms or ammunition

YES

YES

 

Breach of airside or security restricted area

 

YES

 

Other acts not specified above

 

 

YES

  1. (1)  DfT - Mon-Fri, 09.00 - 17.30 UK time & weekends:
                      Threats Office, +44 20 7944 2872
                      All other times: Duty Officer, +44 20 7944 5999 (and ask for Threats Office Duty Officer)
  2. (2) ASSI - Mon-Fri, 0900-1730 UK time:  +44 1293 214040

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