Position Paper

Crew Member Security Aspects of an Operator's Security Programme

Dec 21, 2021


Commercial flights are sometimes operated into areas and destinations where the security situation is very difficult to predict. The situation in any country has the potential to change rapidly due to a sudden terrorist attack, civil unrest, or a natural disaster which can put both security and safety under threat. When this happens, crew members who are in transit or on a layover can find themselves on the front line. This paper explains what measures should be taken by operators to protect their crews in such circumstances.