News and Media releases

Collaboration creates award-winning initiative for departing passengers

23 Jul 2015

Customs and the Aviation Security Service (Avsec) have received the State Services Award for Excellence in Achieving Collective Impact, in recognition of their collaboration with Auckland International Airport to streamline the process for departing passengers. Customs Comptroller, Carolyn Tremain, says the ‘single flow’ initiative is believed to b...

Collectible explosive detector dog cards hit airports

02 Jul 2015

To educate the public about its work, the Aviation Security Service (‘Avsec’) on Tuesday launched collectible cards detailing each of the its highly trained explosive detector dogs (EDD) working to protect our nation’s airports and skies. Transport Minister, Hon Simon Bridges, helped launch the cards at Wellington Airport, meeting with EDD teams a...

Statement of Performance Expectations 2015-16

11 Jun 2015

The Statement of Performance Expectations 2015-16 is now available here. This can also be accessed through the Civil Aviation Authority website along with the Aviation Security Service's other corporate documents.

Rehomed dogs to graduate as explosive detector dogs

22 Apr 2015

Four shelter canines turn out to be ‘the bomb’ at bomb detection The Aviation Security Service (‘Avsec’) is pleased that four rehomed dogs gifted to it from animal rescue organisations, HUHA and the SPCA, will soon graduate as fully trained explosive detector dogs (EDD), working to protect our nation’s airports and skies. Avsec is the branch of the...

CCTV Privacy Notice

10 Feb 2015

Avsec has CCTV monitoring and recording capabilities at security-designated airports where its operations are conducted. The CCTV cameras are primarily located at passenger screening points, including passenger bag-search areas for carry-on baggage and checked-in international baggage. At some airports they are also located at Avsec reception areas...

New aviation security measures for international air passengers

15 Feb 2007

Minister for Transport Safety Harry Duynhoven today launched a major public awareness campaign called Flysmart, designed to educate people travelling overseas on aircraft about new limits on the amount of liquids, aerosols and gels that can be carried in carry-on baggage on all outbound international flights from New Zealand. “From 31 March, all in...