Security Initiatives -- EVA’s Perspective. Presented at 3rd APEC Transportation Minister-Industry Symposium Lima, Peru by Kitty Yen President, EVA AIR May 6-7, 2002.
3rd APEC Transportation Minister-Industry Symposium
President, EVA AIR
May 6-7, 2002
It is my great honor and privilege to be invited to give a briefing titled “Aviation Security Initiative - EVA’s perspective” at The Third APEC Transportation Minister - Industry Symposium.
Thank You !
transport public’s confidence
-- Safer Sky
a focused agenda
The cooperative efforts and preventive measures on aviation security should be our focused agenda.
The global perspective on aviation security enhancement has just been briefed by our IATA representative. As an air carrier, besides regulatory compliance, I would like to share with you our perspective and what EVA Airways is doing on security enhancement.
EVA / BIP
If No Fly List match
pax reservation BIP system
will give an alert 72HRS
Handle by the
for further interrogation
of Accessible Property
For airport security, EVA is complying with the required security check of passenger and cargo handling, which is laid out by various authorities, and we are responsible to ensure that the security system are functioning properly.
a) Inspection of check-in & carry-on baggage -- Physical inspection -- X-ray Check
I certify that while under my control, this shipment has been adequately safeguarded to ensure that unauthorized explosives, destructive devices or hazardous materials have not been added. I consent to a search of this shipment. I am aware that this endorsement and original signature, along with other shipping documents, will be retained on file for thirty days or until the shipment is delivered, whichever is longer.
Shippers / Agents Name: Date:
Airway Bill Number:
Signature of Shipper or
d) Cargo Security
a) ID checks for flight crew and service personnel.
Thorough aircraft security checks before passenger boarding and after passenger disembarkation -- not only checks by the flight attendants but also by the airport police.
d) Aircraft Security Check
Phase I modification to fortify the cockpit door, temporary modification of cockpit doors has already been completed.
e) Fortified Cockpit Door
Now, it is clear that flight deck must be protected and crew must be trained to take necessary actions such as cabin depressurization and defensive maneuvering to protect passengers and the aircraft when the situation so requires.
EVA Sky Marshals are civilians and they are from Evergreen Security Corporation.
The success of an aviation security system is difficult to measure. Like Ms. Jane Garvey said on her speech to the Aero Club of Washington on Jan. 22, 2002 “A frustration in aviation security, as in safety, is measuring success - since success is the absence of failure. There is no way to know how many incidents, or how many accidents your efforts prevent. The successes are usually unseen. The failures are always public and tragic.” Therefore, we need to give security professionals more encouragement when they are performing their job during this tough period.
For security to be effective “you
have to know what to deter.”
-- Holman Jenkins
Wall Street Journal
First, I would like to extend my sincere gratitude that APEC could provide such a forum and a platform between Ministers and representatives for articulating the industry’s views and pleas to authorities for action. We must avoid the potential threats in our system in order to avert such tragedies from happening again.
Secondly, I would like to urge that we take a more proactive and tighten our cooperation on the exchange of intelligence information.Information exchange is extremely important because if we don’t have the information, we can’t measure it; if we can’t measure it; there is no way we can fix it.