ECAC and AFCAC organise joint regional workshop on testing and certification of security equipment

Kigali, 23-24 November 2022 — The CASE II Project’s fourth workshop collaboration with the African Civil Aviation Commission (AFCAC) saw the delivery of a regional workshop on the topic of testing and certification of security equipment hosted by the Rwanda Civil Aviation Authority in Kigali.

Over 100 participants from 47 AFCAC Member States attended the event and engaged with 12 expert speakers drawn from AFCAC and ECAC Member States, as well as one speaker from the United States’ Transportation Security Administration, making it the largest workshop yet undertaken by the Project.

The dialogue was very constructive, with active contributions and specific questions from the participants, and the Project has received consistently positive feedback from the participants present.

The main areas of focus were the development of the technical specifications and performance standards for security equipment; best practices in the procurement, maintenance, and inspection of security equipment; best practices for operational testing and on-site acceptance of aviation security equipment; and the latest developments in screening technologies.