Presentation on theme: "Regional Cooperation for General Aviation Sunhall Hotel Larnaka 21 March 2014 Antonis A. Lemesianos Ag. Chief Air Transport Officer Department of Civil."— Presentation transcript:
Regional Cooperation for General Aviation Sunhall Hotel Larnaka 21 March 2014 Antonis A. Lemesianos Ag. Chief Air Transport Officer Department of Civil Aviation Cyprus
What is General Aviation The State of the Industry in Cyprus/Airports Statistics Airport Information (Charges) Service Provision Safety Security
The term General Aviation refers to a range of aviationrelated activities, individual and for business, primarily occurring in smaller aircraft and at secondary airports Activities include: Business flights Commercial pilot training Aeromedical, search and rescue, aerial fire fighting and coast watch Other aerial work such as surveying and photography Aircraft maintenance and repair work Private pilot training Recreational flying
Currently two airports (International) Larnaka International Airport General Aviation Apron Skylink Executive Services Terminal (General Aviation) Aircraft maintenance and repair work including hangars Pilot Training Schools State aircraft flights Pafos International Airport General Aviation Apron Aircraft maintenance and repair work including hangar Pilot Training Schools State aircraft flights
Hermes Airports Ltd through a BOT procedure is managing both airports for a 25 year period since 2006 Airport Costs GEN 4.1 Aerodrome Charges of the Cyprus Aeronautical Information Publication (AIP) Tenant Relationships in terms of space or activities to be negotiated with Hermes.
Ground Servicing Flight preparation Passenger/ Crew transportation Fuel provision Catering Protection of aircraft Maintenance Hermes can provide a list of eligible/specialized third party providers
A special service provided for the light A/C, is the creation of maintenance facilities at the new General Aviation Area. The size of the two hangars is such that can provide shelter for maintaining a large range of A/C types.
Current Practices in Safety for General Aviation Flights as per ICAO Annexes (Standards and Recommended Practices), EU and National Legislation Provisions and Requirements in the Aeronautical Information Publication (AIP) All tenants must adhere to the local programs contained in the Airport Operational Manual (AOM) such as ERPP, SMS, AVOP etc.
As mitigation measures Hermes Airports Ltd through its airside department in cooperation with the ATC decided the following: A Light Aircraft bulletin regarding all light A/C movements from/to the new G.A. area was issued by the AIS with effect the 10 th March 2014. An Airside Alert Bulletin regarding Removal of Follow Me service for aircraft taxiing in and out General Aviation Apron 2 was issued by Hermes Airports Ltd with effect the 10 th March 2014. An amendment of the Apron 2 Surface Movement Guidance and Control System SOP was issued on the 6 th March 2014 by Hermes Airports Ltd, including all the new procedures regarding movements of light A/C to/from the new G.A. area.
The relocation of the light A/C from the old to the new General Aviation Area created a safer environment for them and to the Airside in general. The pavement is concrete base minimizing the loose material created at the old G.A. area. The position of the new G.A. area is not in close proximity of larger taxiing aircraft, that can create an unsafe condition due to the jet blast produced by them. This was a big issue at the old G.A. area as it was located very close to TWY C. The lighting system of the new G.A. area is enhanced when compared with the old G.A. area where no lighting was in place. The new G.A. area is covered by CCTV, coverage that was not possible at the old G.A. area.
With initiation date the 10th of March 2014 Follow Me Service for the entrance and exit of A/C to/from the new G.A. area has been abolished. Two elevated A/C crossing signs have been added making the existent A/C crossing marking on the pavement more effective. At night time portable flashing red lights are placed at the root of the elevated crossing sign alerting vehicles operators that they are approaching a designated Hot Spot, i.e. crossing of Taxi-Lane CU.
Areas of Aviation Security - Airport Security - Aircraft Security - Passengers and Cabin Baggage Security - Hold Baggage Security - Cargo and Mail - Company Mail and Material - Inflight Supplies - Airport Supplies - Personnel Training - Security Equipment - In-flight Security measures - ATM Security - Cyber Threats Aviation security refers to the measures taken in order to protect civil aviation against acts of unlawful interference. Legal Framework National Regulation 160/2011 (NCASP and its Implementing Acts) European Union Regulations and Decisions
Airport Areas Airports areas are divided between landside (public areas) and airside (controlled or restricted areas) Access to controlled areas is only allowed for persons with an established operational need (airport staff). Airport Identification Cards Airport identification cards are in place in order to ensure that no unauthorized persons or vehicles enter these areas. Airport identification cards are issued by the DCA, and access to security restricted areas may only be granted if persons and vehicles have a legitimate reason to be there. Airport Identification cards and vehicle passes must be worn or displayed in a visible place whenever the person or the vehicle is airside.
Airport Identification Cards (contd) Airport identification cards -Holders name -Photo -Employer -Expiry date -Airport areas (terminal, runway, general aviation area, etc.) where the person is allowed to enter. Airport vehicle pass - Specific to the vehicle -Displays the areas for which it is authorized to have access -Expiry date.
Escorted Access Persons which are not holders of a valid airport identification card, may enter or visit airports restricted areas only if they are escorted by authorized personnel. Escorts -Holders of airport id cards -Be authorized to escort -Have the escorted person or persons in direct line of sight at all times -Reasonably ensure that no security breach is committed by the person or persons being escorted.
Screening of Persons (Staff and Crews) Entering Airside All persons, together with items carried, are screened upon entering critical parts of security restricted areas in order to prevent prohibited articles from being introduced into these areas. It applies to all terminals. Methods of Passenger Screening at the airports - WTMD - HHMD - Hand Search
Vehicle Examination Security measures apply also to vehicles. All vehicles entering the security restricted area of the airports are examined in order to prevent prohibited articles from being introduced into these areas.
Aircraft security is further divided into the security searches on aircrafts before departure and to the protection of aircrafts against unauthorized entrance. Aircrafts arriving from non EU countries are subjected to an aircraft security search in order to ensure that no prohibited articles are present on board. In addition, every aircraft must be protected against unauthorized access by: -Ensuring that persons seeking to gain unauthorized access are challenged promptly -By having its external doors closed.
All originating, transfer and transit passengers and their cabin baggage shall be screened in order to prevent prohibited articles from being introduced into security restricted areas and on board an aircraft. The above provision covers passengers on commercial flights as well as general aviation passengers departing either through the main Passenger Terminal or the Skylink Executive Services Terminal for general aviation. Methods of Passenger Screening at the airports -WTMD -HHMD -Hand Search
All hold baggage shall be screened prior to being loaded onto an aircraft in order to prevent prohibited articles from being introduced into security restricted areas and on board aircraft. Methods of hold baggage screening -X-ray Equipment -Hand Search This applies also for General Aviation passengers departing either through the main Passenger Terminal or the Skylink Executive Services Terminal for general aviation.