NZ boosts support for Pacific aviation security

Hon Gerry Brownlee
Minister of Foreign Affairs
8
September 2017

NZ boosts support for Pacific
aviation security

Foreign Minister Gerry Brownlee
has announced New Zealand will provide $11.5 million for
aviation security in the Pacific, to support trade, tourism
and the safety of the travelling public, most of which are
New Zealand citizens.

“Pacific island countries must
meet global aviation safety and security standards, and this
funding will provide passenger and baggage screening
equipment that will help them to meet those standards,” Mr
Brownlee says.

“The aviation package of equipment and
training will benefit nine countries over the next five
years, and builds on our existing $2.5 million programme to
help Pacific island countries to meet their international
aviation regulatory obligations.

“As aviation security
requirements are regularly increased, upgrades to security
processes and screening equipment are necessary.

“The
new security package will be provided to signatories of the
Pacific Island Civil Aviation Safety and Security Treaty,
which include Niue, the Cook Islands, Vanuatu, Kiribati,
Tuvalu, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Samoa and Nauru,” Mr
Brownlee says.

New Zealand’s aviation support to the
Pacific is implemented by the Civil Aviation Authority New
Zealand in cooperation with the Pacific Aviation Safety
Office.

ENDS

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