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  • 2013 National Workshop on Implementation of 「ICAO USOAP-CMA」

    The joint public-private workshop for implementation of the Continuous Monitoring Approach (CMA) of ICAO Universal Safety Oversight Audit Programme (USOAP) will be held at Korea Airport Corporation Bldg. on 30 April, 2013.   


    □ Overview

     ㅇ Title : The National Workshop on Implementation of ICAO USOAP-CMA

     ㅇ Date : 14:30~17:00, 30 April, 2013

     ㅇ Venue : Conference Room on the 3rd floor, Korea Airport Corporation (KAC) Bldg. (Gimpo International Airport)


     ㅇ Expected Number of Participants : 100 persons concerned from the government, industry and institute.

     ㅇ Hosted by : The National Continuous Monitoring Team, KOCA


     □ Objective 

       The workshop aims to provide working group members and industry updated information on ICAO USOAP-CMA,

        Annex 19, as well as training on the CMA online framework.


     □ Programme of the workshop

       Session 1 (14:30~15:00): Updated information and national implementation plan on ICAO USOAP-CMA as of 2013

       Session 2 (15:00~16:00): New protocols and updates on ICAO USOAP-CMA policy with demonstration of the CMA online tools.

       Session 3 (16:00~17:00): Implementation plan of Annex 19 and State Safety Programme



  • 25 April 2013
  • 13th Meeting of the Steering Committee
  • The 13h Meeting of the Steering Committee will be held at Hyatt Regency Jeju, Regency Ballroom (Level R, one floor down from the lobby), Jeju Island, Republic of Korea.

  • 23 April 2013
  • The 4th Conference on International Air Transport Cooperation
  • The purpose of the conference is to provide an opportunity for the participants from governments, international organizations, academia, and industry to gather and deepen understanding about changes in international air transport including aviation safety & security, green aviation, and issues of international cooperation. It will also allow us to identify measures that can be taken by government and industry.

    In this way, the conference would present a clearer picture of encountered changes and may suggest better ways of mutual cooperation, which would in turn contribute to the development of international air transport. I am confident that the proposed conference would be meaningful to you through delivery of a valuable message to participants from around the world about enhancing the aviation security while coping with the issues at hand.

    I am looking forward to seeing you in Seoul in the most beautiful blooming May.

    Sincerely yours,

    Suh, Seoung-hwan

    Minister of Land, Infrastructure and Transport

  • 25 April 2013
  • Portable electronic devices may be allowed at all flight procedures starting from March at the earliest
    Public hearing set to be held, aimed at expanding use of smart phones and game devices
    From March this year if possible at the earliest, all use of portable electronic devices (PEDs) such as smart phones and tablet PCs will be allowed throughout all flight procedures, which are now being banned from use during the takeoff and landing.
    The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport of the Republic of Korea (Minister: H.E. Mr. Suh Seoung-hwan) will hold a public hearing on ways to expand the use of PEDs while being onboard an airplane at the security education center of the Korea Airport Corporation near the Gimpo Airport on the 9th of January.
    This hearing was planned with a goal to gain insight into the differing opinions of relevant flight experts and other stakeholders of the Korean aviation industry with respect to the use of PEDs during all flight procedures. MOLIT puts the public safety at the top of its priority but at the same time it regards that the convenience of the public should also be considered. As a result, a task force was formed to further explore this issue.
    The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has already announced easing of regulations regarding the use of PEDs on flight in October last year.
    MOLIT plans to formulate detailed ways to amend the current rules and regulations based on this hearing and within the first quarter of this year, it hopes it will be able to provide relevant government instructions to the aviation industry on the matter of expanding the use of PEDs on flight.
    All carriers, based on the government instructions, will need to be approved for the new measures, and starting from March at the earliest, will be able to allow the use of PEDs at all flight procedures for their customers.

    For more information, please contact :
    Airworthiness Division/Lee Min-Young       
    Tel : 82-44-201-4285  
    Email : 
  • 22 January 2014
  • Commencement of Liquids, Aerosols and Gels Pilot Program at Incheon Int''l Airport



    Commencement of liquids, aerosols and gels (LAGs) pilot program at Inchon International Airport (ICN) January 31, 2014


    - Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport (MOLIT) concluded joint agreement with Transportation Security Administration (TSA) on December 3rd



    U.S.-bound passengers will board aircraft without re-screening of LAGs item at gate since January 31, 2014. MOLIT concluded joint statement on LAGs pilot program at Inchon International Airport with TSA at the third ROK-US Aviation Security Cooperation Group (ASCG) Meeting held on December 3rd – December 5th.
    As a result, gate screening of LAGs item to U.S.-bound passengers will be eliminated since January 31, 2014. Also, as gate delivery of duty free LAGs items (e.g. cosmetics, alcoholics, etc.) purchased by U.S.-bound passengers at ICN eliminated, it will remove inconvenience limiting shopping time of duty free LAGs items as an hour prior to departure of airplane together.
    The conclusion is meaningful as worldwide first elimination of the re-screening of LAGs item at gate to U.S.-bound passengers which has been commenced following a foiled plot to detonate liquid explosive on board aircraft on in August, 2006
    The biggest inconvenience of U. S.-bound passengers which are amount to 2.4 million in a year will be eased; It is also expected to cut the industrial cost of airlines & duty free shops, etc; amount to 5.7 million USD, shorten extra screening time; 35minutes per flights, 11,400 U.S.-bound flights in annual. Therefore, it will strengthen competitiveness of aviation industry.
    Inchon International Airport Corporation (IIAC) completed deployment of liquid explosive detection (LED) system on November 20, 2013 allowing successful implement of LAGs pilot program at ICN without fail and has started trial operation since December 9, 2013. The U. S party showed high expectation on the world-first implementation, saying preparation of the Korean government is highly systemized.
    Taking opportunity of the 3rd ASCG meeting, the both parties agreed on aviation security assessment plan on New York JFK Airport led by Korean government, following the assessment on LAX last year;
    The both countries agreed on maintaining regular contact point system, sharing best practice,  aviation security policy and urgent information of threat to civil aviation so that it will enhance ROK-US aviation security cooperation and collaboration system.      


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  • 31 December 2013