Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Weapons: Developing an Emergency Response Capability

Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Weapons: Developing an Emergency Response Capability

Given the ever-increasing sophistication and versatility of attacks against aviation, those responsible for the security of airports and airlines must be prepared to respond to incidents involving chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) agents. Ricardo Santiago Sferco discusses previous incidents and describes how to structure a response to this type of attack. The International Convention on…

Body Cavity Bombs: a very real threat?

With increasingly sophisticated technology available to those in the aviation security industry, individuals wishing to carry dangerous or illegal substances and weapons onto flights have been forced into using ever more intimate methods of concealment. Alexandra James discusses body cavity bombs, questions whether they are as imminent a threat as we once thought, and highlights…

The IATA Control Authorities Working Group: Celebrating 30 years of Government and Industry Partnership

The IATA Control Authorities Working Group: Celebrating 30 years of Government and Industry Partnership

Co-chairs of the IATA Control Authorities Working Group, Teresa Hardy, John Watts and Christopher Hornek, reflect on some of the group’s past achievements, discuss their current work, and look ahead to potential collaborations with new governments and industry partners. The IATA Control Authorities Working Group (CAWG) is an expert forum of airlines and government officials…