During 5-12 May, the Centre organised practical training courses on X-ray for baggage and passenger screening at airports for some 43 officials from the Aviation Security Service and Aviation School of Turkmenistan Airlines, as well as the Transport Police Service of the Interior Ministry, the State Customs Service and State Border Service. The training courses covered topics on international regulations addressing aviation security, state-of-the-art search techniques and the recognition of firearms, explosive devices and prohibited items. Participants also discussed the operation and safety of modern X-ray machines, X-ray image interpretation and screening of people and baggage.
Special emphasis was placed on gender-specific screening. Practical exercises focused on X-ray image interpretation techniques, item recognition and consent search techniques. Both training courses were held in the premises of the Aviation School of Turkmenistan Airlines. Organized as part of the Centre’s project to enhance infrastructure security, these activities acquire a special importance as Turkmenistan is actively preparing for the 5th Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games, which will be held in September 2017.