Cheddi Jagan Airport passes TSA audit with flying grade

Cheddi Jagan Airport passes TSA audit with flying grade

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) of the United States Department of Homeland Security has successfully audited the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA).

In a statement, the Cheddi Jagan Airport indicated that the audit was conducted from July 31 to August 4 and was aimed at evaluating the security measures implemented at the airport, as well as the compliance of the airlines with TSA guidelines for flights to the United States.

The audit process included on-site inspections, interviews with staff, and a review of security documentation, including training records and standard operating procedures.

The audit verified that CJIA has implemented robust security infrastructure and advanced technologies to maintain high-security standards, which include modern baggage screening systems, CCTV surveillance, access control mechanisms, and trace detection equipment.

The TSA team commended the airport and its stakeholders for being compliant with international standards and recommended practices.

Chief Executive Officer of the Cheddi Jagan International Airport, Ramesh Ghir said, “these audits are always welcomed and serve to gauge the airport’s performance in this highly regulated industry.”

Mr. Ghir added, “We are always looking for ways to enhance our security measures and are grateful to TSA for their feedback and guidance. We will continue to work closely with TSA to ensure that CJIA remains a safe and secure airport for all passengers.”

The airport’s management said the successful audit conducted by the TSA confirms the management’s commitment to maintaining high-security standards.

“The audit success also reflects positively on the overall security record of CJIA, law enforcement and the airlines”, the statement said.

The TSA agents were accompanied by staff of the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority during the audit.

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