BIA Equipped with the State of the Art Security Technologies and Measures
November 30, 2020
Airport and Aviation Services (Sri Lanka) (Private) Limited (AASL), under the leadership of Maj. Gen. (Ret) G A Chandrasiri, Chairman AASL, has fulfilled a dire need to enhance and upgrade the airport security measures and latest technologies. The Incident Command and Control Operations Centre, which is a vital nerve centre, at Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) declared open on 30th November 2020.
This centre will elevate the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) to higher international standards in compliance with the international regulatory bodies such as the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). The Incident Command and Control Center will meet and manage security-related contingencies and emergencies such as Attempted Hijack, Hijack, Bomb threats, and Sabotage, etc., effectively.
Further, parallel to the introduction of a new technology enhancement program, the Chairman Commissioned Explosive Trace Detection (ETD) technology today. ETDs are the systems capable of uniquely detecting and identifying explosives.
In addition to that, new baggage screening X-rays and Dual-Energy X-ray systems were introduced and installed to expedite and reduce the passenger processing time. Mr. P A Jayakantha, Deputy Director-General Aviation Security Regulation of Civil Aviation Authority of Sri Lanka (CAASL) commended the efforts and initiatives taken by the AASL in establishing the Incident Command Center and assured to provide all necessary guidance, support, and training for the upliftment of the nerve centre. Addressing the gathering, Maj. Gen. (Ret) G A Chandrasiri, the Chairman AASL stated that AASL would introduce the latest accepted and recognized technology worldwide for security screening, Explosive Detection Systems using sophisticated CT technologies, integrated image resolution, and maximizing the energy resolution to the BIA new terminal which is due to be opened in 04 years.