Strenght­en­ing avi­a­tion se­cu­rity for air cargo

Cargo Talk - - Editorial -

ith the com­plex­ity of the avi­a­tion se­cu­rity is­sue, var­i­ous in­sti­tu­tions like Ger­man Univer­sity of Ap­plied Sci­ences Frankfurt ( FH FFM) and Cen­tre for Avi­a­tion Stud­ies of Univer­sity of Petroleum and En­ergy Stud­ies (UPES) are tak­ing spe­cial ini­tia­tives in In­dia for cre­at­ing aware­ness about their pro­grammes among the trade prac­ti­tion­ers. Re­cently, they or­gan­ised the sec­ond Avi­a­tion Con­fer­ence at the Leela Palace Ho­tel, Mum­bai on ‘Avi­a­tion Se­cu­rity: Cur­rent Threats and Chal­lenges’. The Con­fer­ence was at­tended by a large num­ber of in­dus­try stake­hold­ers, stu­dents of the MBA Avi­a­tion Man­age­ment Pro­gramme.

“The main ob­jec­tive of our pro­gramme is to strengthen the boom­ing avi­a­tion sec­tor by ed­u­cat­ing highly qual­i­fied em­ploy­ees. One ed­u­ca­tional mea­sure spon­sored by the Euro­pean Union is our MBA Avi­a­tion Man­age­ment pro­gramme that we have launched in Delhi, Mum­bai and Ben­galuru with over 50 In­dian stu­dents.”, said

Dr. Yvonne Ziegler, Pro­gramme Di­rec­tor of EU-In­dia Avi­a­tion project and Pro­fes­sor at FH FFM.

The con­fer­ence was ad­dressed by San­jay Karve, Di­rec­tor - Civil Avi­a­tion, Govern­ment of Ma­ha­rash­tra, Dr. João Crav­inho, Am­bas­sador of the Euro­pean Union to In­dia and Prof. K C Gandhi, Head of Cen­tre for Avi­a­tion Stud­ies – UPES, Peter An­dres, Vice Pres­i­dent Cor­po­rate Se­cu­rity, Deutsche Lufthansa, Kapil Kaul, CEO, In­dia & ME, CAPA, Manoj Singh, Vice Pres­i­dent Cargo, MIAL and David Mann, Avi­a­tion Se­cu­rity Man­ager Asia-Pa­cific & Mid­dle East of Lufthansa Cargo.

Dorothy Reimold, As­sis­tant Di­rec­tor of IATA joined the event on video from Wash­ing­ton DC. “IATA, in con­junc­tion with stake­hold­ers around the world, are work­ing on to en­hance pas­sen­ger and cargo se­cu­rity, op­ti­mise ef­fi­ciency and im­prove the pas­sen­ger ex­pe­ri­ence,” she un­der­lined.

Cyrus J. Guzder, Chair­man, Dachser In­dia, mod­er­ated the panel dis­cus­sion on “What will be the im­pact of the new se­cu­rity re­quire­ments for air cargo and mail des­tined for the EU (ACC3) on In­dian Air­ports and Air­lines?”

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