Various airlines from the Philippines and other countries have thrown their support for the Office for Transportation Security's (OTS) direction of bringing the Philippines's civil aviation security to be more globally competitive as more airports and hubs are being built or upgraded under the Department of Transportation's (DOTr) Build Build Build program.
The airlines who expressed their support are Philippine Airlines, Cebu Pacific, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Emirates, Jeju Air, Malaysia Airlines, All Nippon Airways, Saudi Arabian Airline, Air Niugini, and Royal Brunei. All are part of the Airline Operators Council (AOC). Lufthansa Technik Philippines have also given its support.
In a forum held last September 25 to 26, the OTS presented relevant provisions of the National Civil Aviation Security Program (NCASP) and the model Airline Operators Security Program (AOSP). setting the standard in the airline industry.
The OTS is mandated to safeguard the Philippines's transportation system from any acts of terrorism. It has sought the support of its stakeholders in enforcing the updated NCASP through its respective AOSP.
OTS Administrator Undersecretary Raul L. Del Rosario said, "the best practices employed in the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) must be complemented with efforts from commercial airlines operating in the country's premier gateway, to ensure a unified approach in detecting and deterring any threats to transportation system" in a report from the DOTr.
Usec. Del Rosario also thanked the AOC for its continuing support and active participation in the discussion of the enforcement of the NCASP as provided in the recently released Transportation Security Regulation (TSR). He on the other hand reiterated DOTr Secretary Arthur Tugade's guidance of ensuring a whole-of-government approach in providing a safe, comfortable, and secure travels for Filipinos.