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Issue Highlights:

  • Air Watch
  • Operation Condor
  • AVSEC Opinion: Michael Breadmore
  • Protests
  • Screener Performance
  • CBT
  • Biometrics
  • Creative Concealments
  • Industry News
  • Security Diary
  • The Final Word: Nina Brooks

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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...

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1910, 2016

Airport Protests: off-airport issues becoming on-airport challenges

October 19th, 2016|Categories: Issue Highlights|0 Comments

Airport terminals have long provided protestors with a safe and effective environment for spreading international awareness of an array of issues. More often than not, demonstrations are conducted peacefully, causing little to no interruption of [...]

1010, 2016

United Nations Security Council Adopts Resolution 2309: time to convert words into action

October 10th, 2016|Categories: Issue Highlights|0 Comments

by Philip Baum For the first time in its history, the United Nations Security Council has adopted a resolution specifically focusing on civil aviation security; on 22 September 2016 UNSCR 2309 was passed, demonstrating global [...]

1010, 2016

Operation Condor: heroes or villains?

October 10th, 2016|Categories: Issue Highlights|0 Comments

On 28 September 1966 an Aerolíneas Argentinas flight was taken over by 18 heavily armed Argentine nationalists and diverted to the Falkland Islands (Malvinas) with the aim of claiming Argentine sovereignty over the islands. Alejandra [...]

1010, 2016

An EMPHASIS on Emerging Chemical Intelligence

October 10th, 2016|Categories: Issue Highlights|0 Comments

by Prof. Michael Breadmore This year, 2016, has seen two of the most devastating attacks on airports in history. Landside incidents in Brussels and Istanbul inflicted damage and incited terror through the exploitation of deficiencies [...]

1010, 2016

A Personal View: Expressed by Nina Brooks

October 10th, 2016|Categories: Issue Highlights|0 Comments

In the aviation community, we often talk about a layered approach to security; measures ranging from intelligence and information sharing, through to staff background checks, perimeter fences and reinforced flight deck doors. Perhaps the most [...]

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Philip Baum
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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