Aviation Security: What About Facilitation?

- Do harassment, delay and inconvenience of the travelling public dampen demand for air transportation?
- What impact will Machine Readable Travel Documents [MRTDs] have on security facilitation?
- What is the future of registered or trusted traveller programmes?
- What are the cultural and privacy issues surrounding full body scanning?
- Are health concerns regarding security technology justified?

Chair: Jim Marriot - Chief Aviation Security Branch, ICAO

Urs Haldimann
- Head Legal and International Affairs, Federal Office for Civil Aviation, Switzerland - Presentation Haldimann [.ppt]
Mauricio Siciliano - Machine Readable Travel Document Officer, ICAO - Presentation Mauricio Siciliano [.ppt]
John W. Halinski - Assistant Administrator for the Office of Global Strategies, Transportation Security Administration, United States - Presentation Halinski [.pptx]
James Bradbury - Aviation Security Policy Officer, European Commission - Presentation Bradbury [.ppt]

Jim Marriott

Jim Marriott is Chief, Aviation Security Branch, International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), based in Montreal. In this capacity, he leads ICAO’s aviation security and facilitation policy and standards development, the Universal Security Audit Programme, international capacity building and the Machine Readable Travel Documents programme.

During 25 years with Transport Canada, Jim occupied a variety of positions with increasing responsibility and complexity in the transportation security field. He played a major role in developing Canada’s aviation, marine and surface transportation security programs since the immediate aftermath of the 1985 Air India bombing until his recent departure from Transport Canada.

At the senior executive level, Jim has extensive experience in international relations, policy and regulations development, oversight, critical incident management and organization development.

Jim’s knowledge and experience cover a broad range of transportation security issues. He is an internationally recognized expert in the field of aviation security. Jim has been Canada’s member on the ICAO Aviation Security Panel since 1989 and has participated widely in international transportation security initiatives.

Jim graduated with a Master of Arts from the Carleton University School of Public Administration (Ottawa, Canada) in 1985. In his spare time, he is a professional ski instructor and avid cyclist.

Urs Haldimann

Urs Haldimann, born 11 May 1957, studied law at the University of Berne. He completed his studies in 1983 after graduation and bar examination with a licence to practice as lawyer.

Urs Haldimann started his professional career in 1984 in the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs of Switzerland. In 1993 he focused his professional activities on civil aviation exclusively, starting to work for the Federal Office of Civil Aviation. In his present position as Head of Legal and International Affairs he is responsible, inter alia, for the legal framework of civil aviation in Switzerland and he also co-ordinates the relations between Switzerland and international bodies such as the EU or the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO). In this capacity he's also responsible for the development of security strategies on national and international level as well as for facilitation issues. In this capacity he’s a member of ICAO’s Aviation Security (AVSEC)-Panel and of the Facilitation Panel.

During the “hot” years 2001 and 2002 Urs Haldimann chaired the ICAO AVSEC-Panel. Currently he is the chairman of the Security Forum of the European Civil Aviation Conference (ECAC) since its creation in 2006. In this capacity he directed in 2009 an ECAC Study Group on Cyber Threats which successfully convinced Directors General of all ECAC Member States to intro-duce new recommendations in ECAC’s Basic Security Document (Doc. 30). Last but not least, Urs Haldimann chaired also ICAO’s Working Group on Amendment 12 of Annex 17, who’s pro-posals were accepted in March 2010 by the AVSEC Panel and endorsed recently by the Coun-cil.

Mauricio Siciliano

Mr. Mauricio Siciliano is presently in charge of the Machine Readable Travel Documents (MRTDs), electronic MRTDs and Biometrics Programme in ICAO. For the last eight years, Mr. Siciliano has been involved with the development and implementation of the ICAO Aviation Security and Facilitation Programmes. He is also Secretary of the Technical Advisory Group on MRTDs, editor of the ICAO MRTD Report (a specialized magazine in the field of MRTDs) as well as manager of the Universal Implementation of MRTDs and electronic MRTDs Programme worldwide. Before his time with ICAO, Mr. Siciliano worked as a Legal Counselor for 13 years on air, space and telecommunication legal and regulatory matters for several international law and consulting firms.

Mr. Siciliano is an Attorney and holds a Masters in Air and Space Law from McGill University, a Master in Business Administration from Sherbrooke University, and a Graduate Diploma in Space Sciences from the International Space University.

John W. Halinski

John W. Halinski serves as the Assistant Administrator for the Office of Global Strategies, after serving as the Deputy Assistant Administrator since December 2008. He began work with the Transportation Security Administration in July 2004. Mr. Halinski has also served as the Europe Area Manager in the Office of Global Strategies. In this capacity, he was responsible for all TSA operations and administrative activities that occurred in Europe. Previous to that, he was assigned as the TSAR for Italy and Africa and covered 38 countries. Highlights of his tours since joining TSA have included acting as the TSA/DHS lead for the 2006 Winter Olympics and acting as the TSA Representative for the evacuations of Americans out of Lebanon in 2006. He also developed and implemented a successful Africa engagement strategy for TSA, as well as the Safe Skies for Africa program.

Previously, John Halinski served 25 years in the United States Marine Corps. He served in a variety of positions in the intelligence and infantry communities working extensively in the areas of Special Operations. Highlights of this period include several successful tours in the areas of counter-terrorism, counter-drugs and counter-proliferation operations.

John Halinski earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Florida and a Master of Science degree in Strategic Intelligence from the Defense Intelligence College in Washington, D.C. He has attended a wide variety of security, intelligence and professional schools and also attended the International Aviation Assessment Course in Oklahoma City. He is a graduate of TSA's Senior Leadership Development Program and a graduate of the Federal Executive Institute in Charlottesville Virginia.

John Halinski is a resident of Manassas, Virginia and is married with two children.

James Bradbury

James Bradbury works on policy for civil aviation security in the Directorate-General for Mobility & Transport of the European Commission. That position follows three years working in the Directorate-General for Trade on market access negotiations for transport services at the multilateral, bilateral, and sectoral levels. Prior to joining the Commission in 2006, James worked for six years at the Airports Council International (ACI EUROPE), a Brussels-based professional association of airport operators, on facilitation and security issues.

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