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Aviation Security

Aviation Security

Aviation security policy is determined taking account of requirements set down by the European Civil Aviation Conference (ECAC), the European Union and the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO)

Security at the State and Regional airports has been significantly enhanced following the terrorist incidents of September 2001 in the US. A wide range of extra security measures have been implemented at all Irish airports. These measures are under continuous review by the National Civil Aviation Security Committee (NCASC). The precise details of the new security arrangements are not disclosed on security grounds but appropriate measures are being taken to safeguard civil aviation in Ireland.


National Civil Aviation Security Committee (NCASC)

The purpose of the NCASC is to advise the Government and the civil aviation industry of security policy for civil aviation, to recommend and review the effectiveness of security measures and to provide for co-ordination of the various interests involved

The Committee comprises representatives of Government Departments, airports, airlines, the Garda Siochana, the Defence Forces, An Post, Customs, Irish Aviation Authority, and IALPA (the Irish Airline Pilots Association).


Relevant Legislation

Regulation (EC) 185/2010

Regulation 272/2009

Regulation (EC) 300/2008

S.I. 116 of 2008 European Communities (Civil Aviation Security) (Amendment) Regulations, 2008

S.I. No. 226/2003 European Communities (Civil Aviation Security) Regulations, 2003

Irish Aviation Authority Act, 1993; Section 72

Air Navigation & Transport Act, 1988


Relevant Links

International Bodies: European Civil Aviation Conference (ECAC); European Union; International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO);

Irish Airlines: Aer Arann; Aer Lingus; Cityjet; Ryanair

Irish Regional Airports: Donegal Airport; Galway Airport; Kerry Airport; Ireland West Airport (Knock); Sligo Airport; Waterford Airport

Irish State Airports: Cork Airport; Dublin Airport; Dublin Airport Authority; Shannon Airport

Known Consignor Designations: Crime Management Group (on behalf of the Department of Transport)

State Bodies: Commission for Aviation Regulation

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