Strenghtening aviation security for air cargo
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?”