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TSA Conducts Security Audit at Azerbaijan Airport

A comprehensive audit of the level of compliance of aviation security measures applied in passenger and cargo flights to the United States took place at Heydar Aliyev International Airport.

The audit was conducted in accordance with the interstate agreement between Azerbaijan and the U.S. As part of the audit, the auditors of the U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) were familiarized with the implementation of all relevant requirements, as well as standards and recommendations of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and the U.S. State Aviation Security Program.

TSA auditors reviewed the procedures of passenger registration, pre-flight inspection of aircraft, baggage inspection, in-flight catering security, as well as profiling activities of aviation security officers. Also, there was a comprehensive assessment of the security of the airport terminal area and apron, K9 training, and airport’s electronic systems’ capabilities to prevent and respond to cyber attacks.

The audit concluded that the aviation security measures applied at the Heydar Aliyev International Airport fully meet all of the TSA and ICAO requirements. The audit particularly praised the high levels of training witnessed.

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