On 5-8 November, at the request of the Georgian MIA, IOM invited an expert from the United Kingdom to deliver a training course for the Aviation Security Division of the Security Police of Georgia.
During the four-day workshop the trainer presented on international standards for airport security and the UK’s experience in protecting its own aviation sector. He also covered current and likely future threats, and lessons learned.
On the second day of the training course, the expert visited Tbilisi International Airport. Though brief, the visit helped the expert to better understand the operation procedures and challenges faced by the Aviation Security personnel deployed in the airports and ensured that subsequent training sessions were correctly targeted. Throughout the training course the participants took part in useful practical exercises, which mainly focused on the various methods of screening.
The training event was organized under the EU-funded SBMMG project and represented a first and important step towards further capacity building of the relevant structures of the Government of Georgia in the field of aviation security.