This section of the site deals with the regulation of aviation security for aerodromes, air traffic service providers and aircraft operators. With regard to aircraft operations, particular emphasis is placed upon commercial air transport, which is the carriage of passengers, cargo and mail for hire or reward, where requirements are more stringent than for other operations.
The responsibility for the regulatory oversight of aviation security in the Overseas Territories was transferred to Air Safety Support International (ASSI) on 1 April 2015. The purpose of the transfer was to align security oversight more closely with that of safety, allowing the industry to benefit from a common approach.
Oversight of aerodrome security is now linked to the aerodrome certificate. The same principle applies for air traffic services approval. For Territory aircraft operators, security is regulated via the Air Operator’s Certificate (AOC). This provides a consistent approach to safety and security.
The means of compliance with the AN(OT)O, in respect of aviation security, are contained in Overseas Territories Aviation Requirement (OTAR) Part 178: Aviation Security. This OTAR is not available to download from this website.
OTAR Part 178 is supported by Overseas Territories Aviation Circulars (OTACs) which provide further guidance on the requirements. The most up to date versions of the OTACs are available to download by clicking on the OTAR Part 178 link on the OTAC homepage of this website.
The ' National Civil Aviation Security Quality Control Programme' provides details of the approach that will be taken to compliance activities. It forms part of the National Civil Aviation Security Programme in each of the Territories.
Issue 5 updated November 2020
Application forms are available for:
- Av Sec Instructor Certification
- Av Sec Instructor Re-Certification
- Security Manager/Chief Security Officer Certification
- Security Manager/Chief Security Officer Re-certification
- Regulated Agent - Approval
Anyone may use our online reporting system to make a report about a security incident, failure or perceived weakness, including a confidential report. Please note that some security incidents may require immediate notification. See the reporting requirements for further information.
Your points of contact within ASSI, for aviation security matters, are:
Mike Fazackerley +44 330 138 3379
+44 7534 471757
Sean Widmark +44 330 138 3381
+44 7827 258031
Your point of contact in DfT is:
Alice MacFarlan +44 7584 586599