July 2019
The 2019 Bowling Championship

The 2019 Bowling Championship, hosted by The Staffs & Workers Union of Hong Kong Civil Airlines was held on July 28, 2019 at the South China Athletic Association.  Mr. Jacob CHEUNG, Acting Executive Director, attended as one of the officiating guests, and led two teams of 7 company bowlers to compete among 25 strong teams.  After 4 rounds of vigorous bowling, the AVSECO team emerged as the 3rd runner-up.  The company will continue to support and encourage colleagues to participate in healthy activities in the promotion of physical and mental well-being.


 
July 2019
‘Celebrate the Aviation Leaders of Tomorrow’ Celebration Ceremony

The Hong Kong International Aviation Academy celebrated on 5th July 2019 the graduation of the first cohort of ‘Advanced Master in Air Transport Management’ students and the second cohort of ‘Certificate in Airport Services and Operations’ students.  The Honorable Mr Frank Chan Fan, Secretary for Transportation and Housing, HKSAR Government, Mr Fred Lam Tin-fuk, Chief Executive Officer of the Airport Authority Hong Kong, Mr. Alexandre Giorgini, Consul General of France in Hong Kong and Macau, and Mr Olivier Chansou, President of Ecole Nationale de l'Aviation Civile officiated at the ceremony.  Acting ED of AVSECO, Jacob Cheung, was invited on stage as a member of the steering committee of the Hong Kong International Aviation Academy and joined by DED OPS II, Nelson Lui, DED C&A, Cecilia Lam and AED HR&Trg, Duncan McCosh to witness the graduation ceremony of Derek CHEANG, M AAD and 5 Security Officers Cheung Tsz Hang, Lai Ho Ying, Yang Jianyun, Leung Yee Man Fanny and Yeh Ka Chun who had completed the advanced master study and the QF3 internship programme respectively and equipped with sufficient aviation knowledge and hands-on experiences in the industry.



 
July 2019
Regulated Air Cargo Screening Facility (RACSF) Training Programme

In order to assist the logistics industry in making application to become a Regulated Air Cargo Screening Facility (RACSF), Aviation Security Company Limited will launch a one-day RACSF Training Programme which must be successfully completed by two Nominated Persons of each company before it can be accepted by CAD as a RACSF. For details of this programme, please see .“Regulated Air Cargo Screening Facility (RACSF) Training Programme”
 
June 2019
Tai O Dragon Boat Race

AVSECO took part in the 2019 Tai O Dragon Boat Race on 30 June 2019. Staff members fully displayed their sportsmanship and perseverance in the race. The event aimed to promote a healthy lifestyle, camaraderie and teamwork among AVSECO staff.




 
June 2019
Customer Service Excellence Programme

AVSECO was honoured with awards at the 2019 Customer Service Excellence Programme Award Presentation Ceremony held by the Airport Authority Hong Kong at the Hong Kong International Airport on 21 June 2019.

This year, AVSECO was presented with 30 certificates of appreciation in the category of the Corporate Excellence Award and nine certificates of appreciation in the category of the Individual Excellence Award. The awards recognised their quality services provided to the public, passengers and the airport community.


 
June 2019
Chartered Quality Institute (CQI) & International Register of Certified Auditors (IRCA) approved ISO 9001:2015 Internal Auditor Course

On 21-22 June, AVSECO held a Chartered Quality Institute (CQI) & International Register of Certified Auditors (IRCA) approved ISO 9001:2015 Internal Auditor Course at the company Headquarter. 12 officers from various Divisions successfully completed the course and qualified as Quality Management System (QMS) Internal Auditors. 

With the professional knowledge and skills acquired, the expanded pool of 66 qualified QMS Internal Auditors will assist with continuous improvement to the Company.


 
June 2019
2019 Airport Community Football Cup
 
The Airport Authority arranged a soccer match, namely the ‘2019 Airport Community Football Cup’ at the Jockey Club Kitchee Centre, Shatin on 9th June 2019. Ten teams from AVSECO, Airport Authority, Civil Aviation Department, Customs & Excise Department, Fire Services Department, Immigration Department, Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd, DHL Aviation (Hong Kong) Ltd, Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Ltd and Hong Kong Airlines Ltd took part. Headed by Acting ED, Jacob Cheung and DED OPS II, Nelson Lui, 13 AVSECO officers participated in the event. After exciting and tense matches, Fire Services Department won the HKIA Cup Challenge and Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Ltd secured the Plate Challenge. The event fostered closer relationship between these local counterparts and enhanced team spirit.



 
June 2019
Experience sharing with Macau Aviation Security Personnel

On the invitation of Macau International Airport Security Co. Ltd., (SEMAC), DED OPS I Mr. Jacob Cheung, DED OPS II Mr. Nelson Lui, AED OPS I Mr. Ken Yeung, SM OPS II AS Mr. Jeffrey Leung and TAD CSI Mr. So Wai Tang visited Macau on 6 June 2019 for an experience exchange and sharing.  The delegation was warmly greeted by the Mr. Pun Su Peng, Managing Director of SEMAC and his senior management staff.

Macau will celebrate 20th Anniversary of its return to the motherland in December 2019 and launch a series of celebrating activities.  In this regard, SEMAC invited AVSECO to share our experience in various aspects of aviation security services provided in 2017 with a view to planning for their coming related celebrating events. 

The sharing session mainly covered the topics of preparation, planning and execution by AVSECO for the celebrating events for the 20th Anniversary of Hong Kong’s return to the motherland.  The issues of communications with respective Government Departments and stakeholders; security screening of people, vehicles and baggage; application of airport restricted permits / passes and airport vehicle licenses; issuance of permits / licenses; escort arrangements; contingency plan for inclement weather; manpower and resource deployment; arrangement of vehicles and equipment; etc., were extensively discussed.

In addition to the staff of SEMAC, representatives from Macao Civil Aviation Authority, Macau Immigration, Macau Customs Service, Macao Police Force also attended the meeting.  Members of the delegation shared their experience with the attendees who showed great interest and raised many relevant questions on the topics.  The attendees expressed that the discussion session further strengthened their knowledge and skills in aviation security and contingency arrangements.

Finally, the AVSECO delegation wished SEMAC every success in the forthcoming celebrating events.  Both sides looked forward to having further exchanges to enhance communication and elevate level of aviation security for the two international airports.



 
May 2019
Talent Show 2019

On Saturday 25th May AVSECO were honoured to see WSO CHEUNG Kwan successfully advance to the finals of the “Talent of the Airport 2019” Competition, held once again this year at the BP International Hotel in Kowloon.  Having overcome fierce competition during the audition stage from across the airport community, ASD Division Ms. Cheung, went on to qualify for the finals.

Competing against nine other contestants from a wide range of aviation industry organizations on the event day Ms. Cheung’s excellent rendition of “If I ain’t got you” readily won over both the audience and judges.  Indeed Ms. Cheung’s delivery was so impressive that notwithstanding the very keen competition she most impressively secured 2nd runner up position, earning herself a $10,000 prize.

Ms. Cheung acknowledges that she drew great inspiration from the AVSECO colleagues who attended the competition in support of her coming together as a support team these colleagues performed so well they too secured recognition, achieving top position in the best cheering team contest.  This in turn earned them a $5,000 voucher prize.

Ms. Cheung and the HR staff who formed the backbone of her cheering team have done a great job in boosting the Company’s image at this high profile HKIA event.



 
May 2019
Airport Safety Recognition Scheme 2018/19

A presentation ceremony for the "Airport Safety Recognition Scheme 2018/19" was organized by the Airport Authority on 3 May at the Airport Regal Hotel. AVSECO was awarded the merit prize in the Airport Authority "Safety Excellence Award". In addition, 6 AVSECO staff received awards in the "Accident Prevention Measures" and "Good Safety Suggestion" categories. Executive Director, Mr. Raymond Lau Chi Keung took the opportunity to thank AVSECO awardees for their good work and high standard of safety awareness.


 
March 2019
Lecturing ICAO AVSEC Instructor Course in Seoul ASTC

From 12 to 20 March 2019, SM OPS II TRA Gordon Ma conducted lecturing duties for an ICAO AVSEC Instructor Course arranged by and conducted in Seoul Aviation Security Training Centre (ASTC), attended by 11 Korean trainees.  The smoothly conducted lecture was well received by all trainees and Seoul ASTC.


 
February 2019
AVSECO attendance at the 6th Europe-Asia Pacific Aviation Forum
Paris, France 25 – 26 February 2019

AED OPS I Mr. Ken Yeung, AED OPS II Ms. Cecilia Yeung as well as AED HR & TRG Mr. Duncan McCosh recently represented AVSECO in Paris France at the 6th Europe-Asia Pacific Aviation Forum organized jointly by the European Civil Aviation Conference (ECAC) and the Singapore Ministry of Transport.

The two day gathering at the ECAC Offices in the West of Paris saw a wide range of contemporary aviation security issues discussed whilst Mr. McCosh was given the opportunity to present an overview of challenges in security training with the significant operational and logistical enhancements being faced by the HKIA in the next few years being highlighted.  Mr. McCosh’s description of the aligned training challenges raised considerable interest amongst conference delegates who were drawn from over forty countries from the European and Asia Pacific aviation communities.  Other conference session themes presented interesting issues for the Hong Kong delegates to relate back to the local Chek Lap Kok context with the evolution of threats and risks, technology and innovation, security culture and staff motivation as well as drones, cyber security and disruptive technologies all issues with relevance to challenges impacting airports in this region.

Certainly this gathering of aviation security practitioners coming from state regulatory bodies, operational frontline service providers as well as experts from the general aviation industry made for very proactive and rewarding discussions over the two days.




 
February 2019
IATA AVSEC WORLD 2019 DELEGATION

The IATA AVSEC WORLD 2019 was held in Miami, Florida from 26 to 28 February. Executive Director, Mr. Raymond LAU led an eight-member delegation including AED OS, Mr. B.Y. CHIU and SM EU&OS, Mr. Clive Howard. 

The busy conference programme highlighted the varied challenges to global aviation security. International speakers and panelists shared insights into important current issues that are pertinent to AVSECO operations. Key themes included intelligence collection and analysis, information sharing between authorities and stakeholders, the latest advances in security-related technology, countermeasures for Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS or drones), passenger identification pre-clearance and differential screening for seamless travel, and innovations in the mitigation of the insider and cyber security threats. The event also offered an excellent opportunity to strengthen the Company’s AVSEC international network and professional relationships with fellow security specialists.

 
February 2019
CPCT Zero Injury Award 2018

On 21 February, the Company has the honour to receive the ‘Zero Injury Award 2018’ from Cathay Pacific Services Ltd. in recognition of TRA Division’s efforts to achieve zero work injury at the Cathay Pacific Cargo Terminal.  The award symbols the Company and our business partners’ work in cultivating a good occupational safety and health culture and ensuring the workers’ safety


 
January 2019
Airfield and Baggage Hall Safety Campaign 2018

The Prize Presentation Ceremony of the Airport Authority’s "Airfield & Baggage Hall Safety Campaign 2018" was held at the HKIA Tower on 22 January 2019. In the Safety Poster Design Competition, Security Officer Mr. Lee Wai Cheong of Baggage Screening Division was named champion and both Security Officer Mr. Lam Tsi Fung and Security Supervisor Ms. Wong Mei Fan of Baggage Screening Division won the 2nd Runner Up. In the Safety Proposal Competition, Chief Security Inspector Ms. Lam Yin of Baggage Reconciliation Division was the 2nd Runner Up. AVSECO won a total of 9 awards in the Safety Campaign and Executive Director Mr. Lau Chi Keung took the opportunity to congratulate all AVSECO awardees for their good work and high standard of safety awareness.


 
January 2019
26th Green Power Hike 2019  

In advocating a greener environment and promoting a healthier lifestyle, AVSECO has continuously supported Green Power and participated in the “26th Green Power Hike” on 12 January 2019. Under the lead of the Executive Director Mr. Raymond LAU, a total of 16 runners participated, which is the highest number of runners ever participated by AVSECO. 2019 also saw the runners increase in diversity, with management level and female staff member participating in the 10 kilometre and 25 kilometre “Aviation and Airport Services Cup”. 

A vigorous internal try-out was held in November 2018 to select the best athletes from  Divisions to represent the Company. Selected staffs then underwent intense training, and strategic planning to prepare for the hike. The encouraging, supporting and comradery atmosphere allowed AVSECO to secure 1st Runner Up in the 10 kilometre event.



 
November 2018
2018 civil aviation industry friendly soccer match of Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macao

The Airport Authority of Zhuhai arranged a soccer match, namely the ‘2018 civil aviation industry friendly soccer match of Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macao’ on 24th November 2018. . Eight teams from Zhuhai, Hong Kong and Macau took part. One team represented CAD, Hong Kong Airlines and AVSECO while another Hong Kong team was formed by staff of the Hong Kong Airport Authority.  Headed by DED OPS II, Nelson Lui, four AVSECO officers participated in the event. After an exciting and tense competition, Hong Kong Airport Authority secured the championship.  The event enhanced our relationship with local counterparts and those from Zhuhai and Macao.



 
November 2018
AVSEC 2018
ICAO Global Aviation Security Symposium

The Annual ICAO Global Aviation Security Symposium (AVSEC 2018) was held in Montreal between 26 – and 28 November this year.  Forming part of the Mainland Chinese delegation were representatives from Hong Kong including officials from the Civil Aviation Department and AVSECO’s DED OPS I, Mr. CHEUNG Tak-keung, DED OPS II, Mr. LUI Hon-kwok and AED HR & Training, Mr. Duncan McCosh.

With the Symposium’s programme clearly outlining the varied challenges currently facing global aviation, Symposium speakers and panelists gave participants some very clear insights into the strategies being pursued by ICAO, as well as individual member states in response.  The importance of risk awareness protocols, the development of security culture, implementation of quality control and oversight, continuous introduction of capacity building, as well as pursuit of technology and innovation were key themes underpinning the keen dialogue which went on throughout the event.  The discussions presented a range of issues that are pertinent to AVSECO’s daily operations.  The Symposium also offered an excellent opportunity for networking with AVSECO participants reinforcing several existing working relationships as well as making fresh contacts with other event participants.

 
September 2018
Name : Ms. YEUNG Kai-fei, Cecilia
Position : AED (OPS II)

Ms. Cecilia Yeung was seconded from the Customs and Excise Department to AVSECO as Assistant Executive Director (Operations II) for a period of two years starting from 29 September 2018.  Ms. Yeung has over 20 years’ experience in the Customs field, which covers air cargo operations, infrastructure project planning, revenue fraud investigation and legislation matters.  Apart from that, she also possesses sound knowledge in respect of trade facilitation as she was seconded to the Commerce and Economic Development Bureau as Assistant Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development between 2012 and 2013.  She is committed to make contributions to the aviation security of Hong Kong.


 
July 2018
Name: Mr. LUI Hon-kwok, Nelson
Position: DED (OPS-II)

Mr. LUI Hon-kwok, Nelson, was appointed as the Deputy Executive Director (Operations II) on 9 July 2018 by the AVSECO Board of Directors.  Before joining the Company, he has worked in the Police Force for over 31 years and retired at the rank of Assistant Commissioner of Police.  Mr. LUI is no stranger to the airport community and has previously served as the District Commander of Airport Police District between 2007 and 2009.  He is committed to working together with the Senior Management of the Company with a view to utilizing his operational and management experience to benefit aviation security at the Hong Kong International Airport.


 
July 2018
Name: Mr. Duncan Stuart McCosh
Position: AED (HR & TRG)

Mr. Duncan Stuart McCosh joined the Company on 16 March 2018 as Assistant Executive Director (HR and Training).  Mr. McCosh is a retired Assistant Commissioner of Police with over 32 years’ experience with the Hong Kong Police Force.  During the course of Mr. McCosh’s policing career he enjoyed a wide range of operational, training and management positions.


 
April 2018
Airport Safety Recognition Scheme 2017/18
                  
A presentation ceremony for the "Airport Safety Recognition Scheme 2017/18" was organized by the Airport Authority on 17 April at the Airport Regal Hotel. For the second time, AVSECO was awarded the Airport Authority "Corporate Safety Performance Award". In addition, 9 AVSECO staff received awards in the "Accident Prevention Measures" and "Good Safety Suggestion" categories. Executive Director, Mr. Raymond Lau Chi Keung took the opportunity to thank AVSECO awardees for their good work and high standard of safety awareness.


 
February 2018
Airports Council International (ACI) Surveys

The Quarterly ACI “Airport Service Quality” Survey takes passengers feedback on services at airport, amongst other things, in 4 security related areas i.e. courtesy and helpfulness of security staff; thoroughness of security inspection; waiting time; and felling of being safe and secure.  Passenger rating is given on a scale of 1 (Poor) to 5 (Excellent).  AVSECO has all along maintained a very satisfactory score in past years.  In 2017, AVSECO scored an average of 4.73 in the year which is the highest so far. The record high rating reflected that services delivered by our front-line staff were well received and recognized by the travelling public.   


 
February 2018
25th Green Power Hike (2018)

In continuous support of the Green Power’s meaningful Environmental Education Project 25th Hike (2018), two teams of eight runners from AVSECO participated in the 10 km Aviation and Airport Services Cup on 3 February 2018.

Preparation for the competition commenced as early as October 2017 with active support from an enthusiastic working group and runners from various operations Divisions (AAD, ASD, BSD, PSD II & TAD). Following months of serious training, strategic planning and encouragement from the Executive Director Mr. Raymond LAU, the unprecedented and victorious AVSECO finally landed with the two teams claiming the 1st Runner Up and 2nd Runner Up Trophies.


 
January 2018
Airfield and Baggage Hall Safety Campaign 2017

The Prize Presentation Ceremony of the “Airfield and Baggage Hall Safety Campaign 2017” was held at the HKIA Tower by the Airport Authority on 9 January 2018. Security Officer Mr. Lee Wai Cheong of Baggage Screening Division and Mr. Liu Man Tong of Airfield Access Division won the champion and 2nd Runner-up of the “Safety Message Design on Mobile Phone Case / Water Bottle Competition” respectively. Security Supervisor Mr. Leung Tsz Ho of Baggage Reconciliation Division won the 1st Runner-up in the “Safety Proposal Competition”. Including the above 3 named security staff, AVSECO won a total of 9 awards in the Safety Campaign. Executive Director Mr. Lau Chi Keung took the opportunity to thank all AVSECO awardees and participants for their good work in particular their high standard of safety awareness.