Air Transport Gendarmerie
The Air Transport Gendarmerie is a branch of the French Gendarmerie placed under the dual supervision of the Gendarmerie and the Direction of Civilian Aviation of the Transportation Ministry. Its missions include:
  • police and security in civilian airfields and airports
  • filtering access to aircraft, counter-terrorism and counter-narcotic activities, freight surveillance
  • surveillance of technical installations of the airports (control towers etc)
  • traffic control on the roads within the airports
  • protection of important visitors stopping for a layover
  • judiciary inquiries pertaining to accidents of civilian aircraft
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