Thursday, December 15, 2011

United Kingdom: Pan island Aviation Security Regulator appointed

A new pan island position has been created to ensure our safety when we fly.

Simon Macphail has been appointed Independent Aviation Security Regulator for Guernsey and Jersey.

The role of the regulator is also designed to ensure consistent implementation of aviation security standards for airports, airlines and other operators across the Channel Islands.

The purpose of creating the role through Jersey's Chief Minister's Department and Guernsey's Commerce and Employment Department is to establish a line of Ministerial accountability that will ensure independence and the effective separation of airport and regulator interests.

Assistant Chief Minister, Senator Paul Routier, said: "We are committed to working together with Guernsey on issues that affect both our islands. The joint appointment of an Aviation Security Regulator for Jersey and Guernsey is a good example of this spirit of cooperation.

"We are confident that the creation of this new role will result in the delivery of an important service to a high standard and at a shared cost."

Guernsey's Minister for Commerce and Employment, Carla McNulty Bauer agreed, saying: "This is another fine example of the islands collaborating on an issue of shared interest, which shall ensure a clear and consistent approach to the regulation of aviation security across the Channel Islands."

Mr Macphail, who is currently Deputy Airport Director for Guernsey Airport, will take up the appointment on 27 February 2012.

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