Aviation security is designed to safeguard civil aviation operations against "acts of unlawful interference” across the board in Papua New Guinea.
It implements the standards for aviation security measures, tests and monitors and evaluates conformance and compliance with the standards, policies and procedures consistent with the Civil Aviation Act 2000, Aerodrome Security Program and the relevant Civil Aviation Rule Parts, including CAR Parts 139, 140 and 141.
The Aviation Security evaluates conformance through monitoring and testing the performance of aviation security outcomes, which are aimed at the deterrence, detection and prevention of attempted acts of unlawful interference through:
a) Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) development and implementation based on sound risk assessment and risk management practices
b) Responding to increased threat and risk advice through the additional security measures as appropriate
c) Disseminating appropriate intelligence advice to the aviation industry through Airport Security Committees
d) Conducting aviation security exercises to improve industry and other aviation users’ ability and skills to respond to aviation security incidents, and increasing overall airport security awareness
e) Maintaining and further improving a system to be consistent with ICAO standards in Annex 17 governing the carriage of cargo, mail and other goods.