Air Cargo Security
Aviation Security Company Ltd. (AVSECO)
Sidney Chau Foo-cheong
Faculty of Computing, Health and Science
School of Computer and Security Science / Security Research Centre (secAU)
The world baseline aviation security regulations governing the carriage of air cargo on board aircraft are, as with other elements of international aircraft operations (excluding private and general aviation), covered in the Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs) of International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) Annex 17, and since the 11th September 2001 attacks in the United States, these SARPs have been extended to include domestic air services to the extent practicable. However, unlike many other elements of the aviation security regime, such as those governing passengers and their carry-on and checked baggage, access control at airports etc. the regulations governing air cargo have been somewhat less well developed.