About The Aviation Security & Facilitation Department
The Guyana Civil Aviation Authority through the Aviation Security Department regulates security of Guyana’s Aviation Sector through the regulatory framework established in the Civil Aviation Act and the Civil Aviation (Security) Regulations (2004). This is done in accordance with International Standards and practices set out in Annex 17 – Security and Annex 9 – Facilitation of the Chicago Convention administered by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).
The Department is responsible for regulating security arrangements at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport and the Eugene F. Correia International Airport and for aircraft operators, airlines, cargo operators, security service providers, catering operators, and handling companies to ensure that these relevant entities comply with security requirements as stated in the following National Security Programmes:
The Department is staffed with a Head of the Department, three (3) trained and delegated Aviation Security Inspectors and one (1) Clerical Assistant.
Role & Function
An overview of our responsibilities is listed below (but not limited to):
National Programme and Policy Development
Issuance of Security Directives
Aviation Security Programme Approval
Aviation Security Internal Quality Control Programme Approval
Aviation Security Training Programme and Course Slides Approval
Aviation Security Course Instructor Approval
Certification and Recertification of Screeners
Conduct of Aviation Security Quality Control Activities
- Aviation Security Inspections
- Aviation Tests
- Evaluation of table top and full-scale emergency exercises
Evaluate Start-up Operations Requirements
Coordination of the National Civil Aviation Security Committee (NCASC) Meeting
- International Civil Aviation Authority (ICAO)
- United States Transport Security Administration (US-TSA)
Conduct of Risk Assessments
Management of Facilitation
Frequently Asked Questions
How to become an approved AVSEC Instructor?
The Instructor delivering aviation security training must submit an Instructor’s Profile consisting of the following to the GCAA for review and approval before delivering the training course: (NCASP (2008) Appendix 2 Section IX – Part 9.3)
- General academic qualifications attained
- Successfully completed courses in aviation security
- Training on Instructing methodologies
- Experience as an Instructor
- Training Instructor Certificate of Approval by other Civil Aviation Authorities (if any)
- Any other relevant experience and qualification
A Letter of Approval (or Provisional Approval) of the AVSEC Instructor will be granted should the Instructor meet the requirements.
An Instructor can only conduct the AVSEC Training Course once approval is granted by the GCAA.
What are the aviation security requirements for start-up operations in Guyana?
The GCAA issued Advisory Circulars (AC) which provides information and guidance to new Aircraft Operators, Cargo Operators and General Aviation Operators on the process to be followed to comply with aviation security requirements for operations in Guyana.
See link for Advisory Circular on Start-up operations requirements for new:
How to report a security related incident?
If you are aware of any security related threats to Civil Aviation operation in Guyana or the region which may involve or include airport operation, aircraft or airline operation, cargo and mail or catering operation, etc., please contact the Aviation Security Department of the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority urgently on (592)-225-0728 or send urgent emails/correspondences to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alternatively, you may complete and submit this Threat Reporting Form.
NB. All information received will be treated with strictest confidentiality.
What items are prohibited?
There are items and substances which passengers are prohibited from taking on board an aircraft engaged in commercial civil aviation operations. See Prohibited items list.