No place for vi­o­lence against flight at­ten­dants

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Ac­cord­ing to the Vieät Nam Law on Civil Avi­a­tion, the se­cu­rity force is di­vided into four cat­e­gories: air­port in­spec­tors, se­cu­rity guards in pub­lic places in the air­port, pro­fes­sional armed mo­bile se­cu­rity staff and tech­ni­cal se­cu­rity staff at en­trance gates into air­port lounges.

In other words, each group has its own spe­cific as­sign­ments. How­ever, some­times bad el­e­ments have made con­certed ef­forts to side­track se­cu­rity forces so they can in­fil­trate their se­lected tar­gets.

In the case of the Thoï Xuaân in­ci­dent, the mo­bile se­cu­rity forces took ap­pro­pri­ate ac­tions by ar­rest­ing the in­sti­ga­tors and hand­ing them over to the po­lice.

Fol­low­ing the in­ci­dent, all par­ties con­cerned sat to­gether to draw on the ex­pe­ri­ence for the fu­ture.

Fol­low­ing the in­ci­dent, the Di­rec­tor of the Civil Avi­a­tion Authority of Vieät Nam is­sued an of­fi­cial let­ter ask­ing all con­cerned units to heighten their vig­i­lance to de­tect and de­ter any il­le­gal ac­tiv­i­ties. Of course, se­cu­rity forces in the air­port should closely fol­low lo­cal pol­icy in main­tain­ing law and or­der.

Gov­ern­ment De­cree 147, is­sued in 2013, set var­i­ous lev­els of sanc­tions against civil avi­a­tion vi­o­la­tions on both do­mes­tic and in­ter­na­tional flights. Un­der the de­cree, the air­lines are given the right to re­ject ser­vice for any pas­sen­ger that will bring about risks to their ser­vices. This reg­u­la­tion

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has al­ready been writ­ten in the avi­a­tion law.

Over the past 20 years, there were no fa­tal cases in the Vieät Nam’s civil avi­a­tion sec­tor. This has been ac­knowl­edged by the in­ter­na­tional com­mu­nity. All safety in­spec­tion vis­its con­ducted by the ICAO to Vieät Nam since 2005 have ap­pre­ci­ated the safety records of the Viet­namese air­lines. As a re­sult, Vieät Nam stands in the mid­dle of the in­ter­na­tional rank­ing by ICAO. This is an im­por­tant mile­stone for the Vieät Nam Civil Avi­a­tion to de­velop in the fu­ture.

Ac­cord­ing to an anal­y­sis of IATA, from 2007-10, there was only one case of ver­bal at­tack in ev­ery 1,600 civil avi­a­tion flights. But from 2011 up to now, the fre­quency of ver­bal at­tacks has in­creased to one in ev­ery 1,200 flights. This is an in­di­ca­tion that the fast de­vel­op­ment of the world avi­a­tion will be cou­pled with an in­crease of ver­bal at­tacks by pas­sen­gers.

In Vieät Nam alone, it is re­ported that in the first 11 months of 2018, there were 13 cases – an in­crease of three cases against 2017. Th­ese cases were either be­tween pas­sen­gers or be­tween the pas­sen­gers and the air­port per­son­nel. — VNS

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