Blockchain: its application to aviation security

Blockchain: its application to aviation security

Over the last couple of years, blockchain has become the next big emerging technology, moving beyond crypto-currencies, and being applied to everything from human resource management, legal services and even security. But is blockchain worth the hype? In simple terms, as per Gartner Hype Cycle of Emerging Technologies 2018, blockchain is currently in their “peak…

PS752: Foul Play or Technical Malfunction?

by Philip Baum, Editor-in-Chief, Aviation Security International No sooner had the news broken this morning that a Ukraine International Airlines flight, PS752, had crashed shortly after its departure from Teheran for Kiev, speculation erupted on social media that the plane must have been brought down by a missile or some other act of foul play.…

The Loss of Ukraine International Airlines Flight PS752: a failure of risk management rather than military ‘human error’

by Philip Baum On 8 January 2020, Ukraine International Airlines flight PS752 was cleared for take-off from Tehran’s Imam Khomeini International Airport for its scheduled flight to Kiev. It departed at 06:12, almost an hour behind schedule, but it was never to reach its intended destination. The lives of 167 passengers and 9 crew members…