Smiths Detection Launches ‘Aviation Insider’: New Global Web Portal for Aviation Security

Posted: 14 November 2016 | International Airport Review | 1 comment

Smiths Detection announce the launch of Aviation Insider – a new online hub for the aviation sector…

  • New website, “”, set to showcase aviation security industry best practice
  • Portal launches as Smiths Detection unveils new dedicated checkpoint solutions team


Smiths Detection announced the launch of Aviation Insider – a new online hub for the aviation sector, tying in nicely with International Airport Review’s launch today of ‘The Security Series’ with an exclusive interview on the matter of aviation and airport security with ACI’s Director General, Angela Gittens.

As both risks to airports and the technologies to counter them continue to evolve, the need to stay informed has never been greater: has been set up to showcase best practice in aviation security and facilitate discussion.

It will host informed, expert opinions and articles written by leading voices in the sector.

Cameron Mann, Global Market Director, Aviation at Smiths Detection, said: “The series of attacks on airports over the past two years is evidence of the fact that the world’s 2,200 airports are facing unprecedented security threats.”

“Taking an integrated approach to aviation security, from curb to gate, has never been more important. This has been recognised by IATA and ACI with their Smart Security scheme, and is also at the core of Smiths Detection’s approach to provide integrated airport security solutions.

“The benefits of a joined-up approach are considerable. Airport operators need to consider passenger experience, operational efficiency and security effectiveness when developing their security processes. They are interrelated and need to be considered together so that airports can streamline their operations and reap the benefits of improved efficiency and productivity.”

Mr. Mann continued: “Aviation Insider is designed to be a critical hub for industry opinion; a place where best practice ideas can be shared and where discussion between practitioners can thrive for this evolving landscape.

“Passengers need to keep flying with minimal delays and maximum safety and we hope that this hub will contribute to making that happen.”

The website’s launch comes as Smiths Detection has set up a dedicated aviation solutions team to help airports improve their security, based on a fully integrated approach to security from curb to gate. The team will develop integrated solutions for each airport adapted to their specific requirements.

One response to “Smiths Detection Launches ‘Aviation Insider’: New Global Web Portal for Aviation Security”

  1. Security is first an foremost at our d2,200 airports. However, respect, dignity, consideration, and being polite should be right along, with, security. Although some passengers travel frequently, that doesn’t make them the a better passenger. complacency is security worst enemy. Employees and Passengers. A team of individuals dedicated to create full security from curb to gate has to be an experienced team to make a difference. Each team should have various levels of experience with respect to travel, customer service, proper procedures at checkpoint and/or luggage review. Otherwise, your teams will fail. How can anyone know realistic danger or customer needs if they haven’t worn the shoe if the other side. (passenger) The idea and concept is terrific, but knowledge and experience holds the key to this type of team. Its not enough to only know the components of….. now, you need to be able to read your passengers. Great concept. Best wishes and many prayers of success.

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