Since 2002 the European Commission has established common rules in the field of civil aviation security aimed at protecting persons and goods from unlawful interference with civil aircrafts.

In 2016 the previous implementing legislations have been updated.

The European aviation security policy is based upon close coordination with Member States, EU key partners and stakeholders. The Commission participates effectively in all relevant events of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and is fully engaged with key third country partners and regional organisations.

Member States and key partners like Turkey must ensure that personnel of airports, authorities, operators, regulated agents, air cargo and / or known consigner are trained on basic AVSEC standards.

Common basic standards comprise:

  • screening of passengers, cabin baggage and hold baggage,
  • airport security (access control, surveillance),
  • aircraft security checks and searches,
  • screening of cargo and mail,
  • screening of airport supplies,
  • staff recruitment and training

TCAA training Program (Aviation Security):

  • AVSEC National Inspectors
  • AVSEC Instructors course
  • Airline security course
  • Cargo/Mail Security Course
  • Management Training(especially for Deputy Governors, airport managers, airport police chiefs)
  • Basic SecurityTraining for TRIU Units
  • Aviation Security control personnel
  • Supply Chain Security Training
    • Regulated Agent, Known Consigner and Shipper,
    • Airport supplier
    • Regulated supplier of In-flight supplies
  • Behavior Detection Training 
  • Cyber security Training