Friday 30 October, 2020

AATT: Security a 'top priority' at T&T's airports

Visitors to the Piarco and ANR Robinson International Airports can rest assured that high levels of safety and security are maintained at these facilities at all times.

The reassurance from the Airports Authority (AATT) follows recent comments made by the Airport’s branch board of the Estate Police Association which suggested that they were being silenced by the Authority for highlighting alleged security breaches.

The AATT said the statements in question were not sanctioned by the Association’s Executive and do not reflect the latter’s position.

The Authority assured that security operations at the airport occur in a highly regulated environment, adding that its security procedures continue to adhere to strict international civil aviation security standards.

The AATT further assured that it utilises an integrated multi-agency robust operation and adopts a holistic approach by partnering with the Ministry of National Security, the Trinidad and Tobago Civil Aviation Authority and other International Agencies such as the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA).

In addition, to this multi-pronged approach, the AATT said its airport operations are regularly audited by these and other agencies to ensure adherence to all international standards and recommended practices.

Audit recommendations are continuously incorporated into security procedures, it continued.

The Authority affirmed its commitment to ensuring security is maintained at both airports in Trinidad and Tobago as a top priority of the AATT by working with all stakeholders to maintain the highest levels of safety and security at these facilities.


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