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Terrorist attacks - Articles and news items

Airport Security Week: What is security costing us?

Airport Extra, Z homepage promo  •  23 September 2016  •  Roy Manuell, Digital Content Producer

Airport security: A necessary evil many claim, we explore just how much security is costing us and to what extent it represents an ineffective expense...

Security since 9/11: How have changes affected passenger experience? Part 2

Airport Extra, Z homepage promo  •  6 September 2016  •  Steve Wood, Leeds Beckett University

In part two of the report, Steve Wood discusses why it takes young people longer to get past airport security in light of a survey conducted at Leeds Beckett University...

Security since 9/11: How have changes affected passenger experience? Part 1

Airport Extra, Z homepage promo  •  31 August 2016  •  Steve Wood, Leeds Beckett University

In the first part of a focus on post-9/11 airport security, Steve Wood, of Leeds Beckett University considers how changes since 9/11 have affected passenger experience...

All-clear: JFK airport evacuated after false alarm

Airport news  •  15 August 2016  •  Roy Manuell

JFK security on alert as New York's airport was partially evacuated on Sunday night after now-confirmed false reports of

Security passes suspended as 300 staff at Heathrow security under police investigation

Airport news  •  12 August 2016  •  Roy Manuell

Staff, believed to be predominantly in the cleaning and catering departments, at London Heathrow are under police investigation after allegations regarding the circulation of fraudulent security passes.

Netherlands announce terrorist threat to remain one level from highest

Airport news  •  10 August 2016  •  Roy Manuell

Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport on Saturday played host to a series of inspections from police after receiving “indications” that a terrorist threat might be imminent, officials said.

False claims quashed about closure of Istanbul Ataturk Airport

Airport news  •  8 August 2016  •  Roy Manuell

Rumours spread around social media today claiming that Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport had been closed have been quashed by an official statement.

IFSEC & FIREX International unveil exciting plans for 2016

Airport news  •  17 March 2016  •  UBM EMEA

With the current UK threat from international terrorism placed at severe and the national head of counter-terrorism recently warning that the UK is facing the threat of ‘enormous and spectacular attacks’ from Islamic State on western lifestyles...

Security & Counter Terror Expo returns in 2016

Airport news  •  29 January 2016  •  Security & Counter Terror Expo

Leading event returns to London in April with a programme created to help those tasked with keeping nations, assets and businesses safe...

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...

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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