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  • AVSEC Opinion: Diana M. Stancu
  • Ann-Marie Murphy
  • Architectural Design
  • Business Jets
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SEE the latest ASI SECURITY DIARY listing the main industry events over the next 12 months.


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It's the section most people skip to first; they are the pages we get chased for ever before the issue is due out; and, the contents represent the reality of the broad spectrum of security challenges our industry faces.

Every issue Air Watch provides our readership with news of the incidents of hijacking and sabotage, occurences of unruly passenger behaviour, verdicts in trials and sentences given, threats issued, and some of the happenings which just cannot be otherwise classified. Skyjacks, bombings, brawls, bomb hoxes, rocket attacks, intoxicated passengers, assaults, cyber attacks, insider crime, acts of cockpit laser illumination and close encounters with drones...

Air Watch is your round-up of the news from the two-month period preceeding each issue.


1905, 2016

EgyptAir flight from Paris to Cairo missing with 66 on board

May 19th, 2016|Categories: Air Watch, Issue Highlights, Press Releases|0 Comments

An EgyptAir flight carrying 66 passengers and crew on a flight from Paris to Cairo disappeared from radar over the Mediterranean Sea, Egypt's national airline said. Egyptian Prime Minister Sherif Ismail said the search was [...]

505, 2016

Business Aviation Operations: unique security challenges

May 5th, 2016|Categories: Issue Highlights|0 Comments

Determining whether or not business aviation is facing a security challenge is problematic. It is difficult enough determining the sectorial accident rate, even though evidence of an accident is usually tangible. Evidence of a security [...]

2504, 2016

Airport Perimeters: a look at modern intrusion detection technology

April 25th, 2016|Categories: Issue Highlights|0 Comments

In today’s increasingly fragile airport security environment, the perimeter is the first line of defence. Eugene Gerstein offers an overview of perimeter intrusion detection technologies and provides some integration advice. The perimeter is one of [...]

2504, 2016

The Insider Threat: what will it take to be taken seriously?

April 25th, 2016|Categories: Issue Highlights|0 Comments

By Dr. Erroll G. Southers Albert Einstein defined insanity as, “doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” After more than a decade of layered security enhancements consisting of policies, processes [...]

2504, 2016

The Schengen Area: why free movement in Europe is more important than ever

April 25th, 2016|Categories: Issue Highlights|0 Comments

By Diana M. Stancu The creation of the Schengen Area has brought important benefits to European citizens and businesses alike. However, in recent months the system has been severely challenged by terrorist attacks and the [...]

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Philip BaumEditor in Chief

Philip Baum has been the Editor-in-Chief of Aviation Security International for over 18 years. He is the first point of contact by many of the national and international media outlets when they are in need of expert comment following an aviation security-related incident; as such heregularly commentates for CNN, Sky and the BBC. In January 2010, Philip was used as an expert witness in the United Kingdom’s House of Commons’ Home Affairs Select Committee inquiry into aviation security in the aftermath of the attempted downing of an aircraft by a suicide bomber on Christmas Day 2009.

Philip started working within the aviation industry in the 1980s, when he joined Trans World Airlines’ security subsidiary at London Heathrow. From Duty Manager at Heathrow he moved to TWA’s International HQ where he ultimately became Manager Security Training and Auditing, until leaving in 1996 to establish his own consultancy company, Green Light Ltd.

Philip is now an accredited instructor and courseware developer for the International Air Transport Association (IATA). He has also co-authored and edited two books on aviation security. Philip has also interviewed persona from government ministers to aircrew and hostages to hijackers (including Leila Khaled)!


Philip Baum works with this prestigious and informed committee of AVSEC experts to ensure ASI’s coverage and direction is as accurate and informative as possible.

  • Victor Anderes - Executive Vice President, Global Elite Group
  • Geoffrey D Askew AM - Askew & Associates
  • Tony Blackiston - Head Corporate Security, Cathay Pacific Airlines
  • Andy Blackwell - Head of Security and Resilience, Virgin Atlantic Airways Ltd.
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