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Aviation Security - Articles and news items

ACI Europe President speaks out on Security, Brexit, Open Skies & more

Airport news  •  21 June 2016  •  

Augustin de Romanet, President of ACI Europe and President and CEO of Aéroports de Paris SA / Groupe ADP, addressed the current challenges faced by the European aviation sector at the ACI Europe Annual Congress & General Assembly in Athens.

Airport Security: Mitigating the insider threat

Issue 3 2016  •  24 May 2016  •  Lauren Stover, Director of Security at Miami International Airport

The ‘insider threat’ is emerging as one of airport security’s greatest nemeses. Lauren Stover, Director of Security at Miami International Airport, believes that the key to mitigation lies in behaviour detection training. After all, technology comes and goes but the ability to detect anomalies in behaviour will always be of value...

Hijacked EgyptAir plane forced to land in Cyprus

Airport news  •  29 March 2016  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, International Airport Review

According to reports an EgyptAir aircraft has been hijacked and forced to land at Larnaca airport in Cyprus during an internal flight between the Egyptian cities of Alexandria and Cairo.

60 Seconds with… John Taylor, Founder and CEO of JTip

Issue 1 2016  •  26 January 2016  •  International Airport Review

John Taylor, Founder and CEO of JTip, discusses what he believes to be the key threats to aviation security...

Airport Security supplement 2015

Issue 2 2015, Supplements  •  20 March 2015  •  István Szabó, Marek Najman

In this Airport Security supplement, István Szabó explains how Budapest Airport's security has improved following the opening of its new terminal in 2011, and Marek Najman explains how Václav Havel Airport Prague has modernised to improve threat detection...

Risk based security: What is acceptable or tolerable?

Airport Extra  •  3 April 2014  •  Yves Duguay, President, HCiWorld

Aviation security expert, Yves Duguay, provides a fascinating insight into the reality and perception of managing the probability of an aviation security attack...

An Olympic effort

Issue 4 2012  •  3 August 2012  •  Paul Haskins, NATS General Manager, London Terminal Control

The London 2012 Olympic Games presents a series of significant challenges for air traffic control in the UK, but NATS has been planning and preparing for this event for the past four years.The Games – the Olympics and the Paralympics – will be the single biggest aircraft movement event the UK has ever seen. Tens of thousands more visitors are expected to flock to the UK, along with dozens of Heads of State, the huge games family and significant numbers of business jet movements. The Games promises to be a major challenge for the UK’s leading air traffic control company.Among the challenges we are facing are:Flights for 500,000 overseas spectators and ‘Games family’ members; 150 Heads of State flights; 700 additional commercial flights; 3,000 additional business jet movements; 1,500 helicopter movements into London per day; Mix of traffic including TV broadcast, commercial, private and security-related flights; New airspace procedures and routes introduced for the Olympic period; Security Airspace/restrictions covering South East England.

Passenger screening checkpoints: Fortess security or business asset?

Issue 3 2012  •  1 June 2012  •  Norman Shanks, Professor in Aviation Security, Coventry University

One of the universal truths about modern air travel is that nobody likes the passenger pre-board screening process. Whilst pass - engers questioned immediately after a successful or foiled terrorist attack will readily say that they accept the pre-board screening process as it is there to ensure their safety, opinion changes after a few months when their memory, or more often media coverage of these events, fades into the background.Pre-board screening in one form or another has been a feature of air travel for the past 60 or so years, but it was really in the early 1970s that the process that we are familiar with today began to affect all air travel. It grew out of the spate of middle eastern inspired terrorist hijackings following high-profile incidents, such as Dawson’s Field in Jordan in 1970, when the requirement for screening passengers (for hijack weapons) was brought under ICAO’s remit.Passengers are screened by metal detection equipment, normally walk-through metal detectors, with a physical search or ‘pat-down’ for those passengers who cause the archway to alarm. A modern variation of this in some locations such as Europe, is for a percentage of those passengers who have not caused the system to alarm to also be subject to a physical search in recognition that not all weapons are metallic and screening passengers relies heavily on equipment designed to detect these metallic weapons.

 

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