MOU Signing with Xinjiang Region, Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC)
On 8 December 2010 our Executive Director led a party to Urumqi, Xinjiang, to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Xinjiang CAAC. Under the terms of the MOU, AVSECO will provide the Administration with various services including Aviation Security Training, Consultancy and experience sharing. The MOU marks a milestone in the flourishing relationship between AVSECO and the CAAC of Xinjiang.
Following the signing ceremony, Mr. CHAU gave a presentation on “Future Trends in Aviation Security” to an audience of more than 180 officials from the PSB and Urumqi airport staff. Mr. Chau’s presentation was well received by the attentive audience.
A 6-seater Golf Car, officially known as Electric Vehicle Transporter has been put into commission during 3rd quarter of 2010 at the arrival level of the Passenger Terminal Building for enhancing mobility and responsiveness of our security officers for duties at various transfer points. The movement of this Transporter along the arrival level has shown a strong security presence in the Terminal. Furthermore, with such a provision, efficiency in terms of deployment of the special reinforcing teams has greatly been improved. It is evident that the tense of crowded situations as a result of bunching effect at transfer points would be eased off expeditiously thus enhancing the benchmark of passengers queuing time. The Transporter has also provided an efficient means for supervising officers enhancing their supervising roles from one transfer point to another.
25 - 26 August 2010
Subsequent to the bus hostage crisis in Manila on 23 August 2010, AVSECO assisted in the preparations for, and reception of, the victims and their next of kin at the HKIA on 25 August. These services were repeated on 26 August to facilitate the return to Hong Kong by air ambulance of Jason Leung, who was seriously injured during the hostage incident.
On 4 December 2009, in addition to the current foot patrol, ‘SEGWAY’ Personal Transporters was introduced as a means of enhancing the security presence and response capabilities to incidents within Passenger Terminal Building.
Having been operating for several months, the mobility of our patrol guard was uplifted and enabled our guard to shorten the period of answering emergency calls. The “SEGWAY” was found to be useful and practical equipment.
ICAO Training Working Group Meeting
AVSECO was honoured to host the recent meeting of the ICAO Training Group Workshop from 13 to 15 May in the Regal Airport Hotel in Hong Kong.
AVSECO Annual Staff Party 2009/10
AVSECO Annual Staff Party 2009/10 was held on 28 January 2010 (Thursday) at Regal Airport Hotel, Grand Ball Room II . Two sessions of afternoon and evening were arranged for all on-shift duty employees to attend. Party was very successful which every member of our company has enjoyed.