BANGKOK: International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) will make its security inspection in Thailand from July 11-21, as part of its universal security audit programme – continuous monitoring approach (USAP-CMA) process.
Thai Airways said it is among the companies and organisations that will be participating in the security audit.
A task force has been established to prepare for the audit, which also includes the Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT), AeroThai, and Airports of Thailand (AoT).
According to ICAO, the USAP-CMA programme is intended “to promote global aviation security through continuous auditing and monitoring of member states’ aviation security performance, in order to enhance their aviation security compliance and oversight capabilities.”
The process includes repeat visits and analysis.
ICAO placed a red flag on Thailand after identifying safety concerns with its regulators during an audit in 2015. This has caused operating restrictions for Thai airlines in some countries.