Pakistan certifies Emirates Group Security's X-ray training programme

Staff Report/Dubai
Filed on November 5, 2020

This will allow Emirates Group Security to conduct its own training for security staff based in Pakistan.

Emirates Group Security's X-ray training programme has recently been certified by the Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority.

The programme, conducted by the Centre of Aviation and Security Studies (CASS), will allow Emirates Group Security to conduct its own training for security staff based in Pakistan.

The course consists of a five-day simulation based programme and has been modified to better suit the remote learning environment. Learners get virtual face-to-face interaction and instruction, as well as a hands-on experience with the X-ray software. Apart from the technical aspects of handling the X-ray machine and the general prevailing threat updates, the training programme also involves going through simulated X-ray images allowing the trainees to have direct experience evaluating suspected threat objects.

Commenting on the recent recognition by the Pakistani CAA, Dr Abdulla Al Hashimi, Divisional Senior Vice President of Emirates Group Security and CEO of Transguard Group said: "The pandemic and the subsequent disruption to the economy have impacted the way we do things and also the nature of the threats we face. If the threats have changed, then the way the threats need to be managed has to also change. Security now has to be technical as well as tactical. Yet, the cost of security must not overburden the industry, which has several other financial concerns. The use of distance learning through a digital medium is a positive development for meeting the regulatory requirements in AVSEC Training in this challenging situation."

"Aviation security has become an integral, fundamental and indispensable component of the aviation industry. Thus development of a strong collaboration between industry and authorities at the national and international level will certainly allow airlines to develop greater integrated, efficient and cost effective approaches towards aviation security," he added.

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