DRONES: protecting airports and aircraft

DRONES: protecting airports and aircraft

The increasing popularity and widespread availability of drones is causing concern for those within the aviation industry, both from safety and security points of view. Collisions with aircraft are increasing in frequency, and terrorist organisations are already exploiting the access opportunities and anonymity that they offer. Clayton Simmons explores these issues and discusses the large…

WHEEL WELL

WHEEL WELL

Since commercial airlines began transporting fare-paying passengers across international borders, there have been individuals willing to risk their lives to covertly exploit these flights, often to escape corruption, warfare and famine. Illustrating the problem, this February, two Ecuadorian teenagers fell to their deaths from the wheel well of a Latam Airlines flight departing Guayaquil for…

Airport Apron Heists:

Airport Apron Heists:

Although apron heists in South America are low frequency events, their impact can be high and can expose serious deficiencies in local risk management for each airport. Luis Umbria briefly analyses the most recent apron heist in Brazil and considers the importance of a thorough and efficient Security Management System (SeMS) in order to address…

cabin crew as

cabin crew as

We try to ensure that security measures on the ground are sophisticated enough to keep threatening individuals off our aircraft, and therefore many are quick to dismiss a cabin crew’s role in keeping our skies secure. Yet time and again, flight attendants are proving that their role involves much, much more than simply keeping our…

TSA Administrator David Pekoske: In Conversation

On Tuesday 30th January 2018, at the headquarters of the US Transportation Security Administration in Arlington, TSA Administrator David Pekoske met with Aviation Security International’s editor, Philip Baum, to discuss some of the current challenges facing US and global aviation security, the achievements of the TSA since its inception and the work that still has…

Behaviour Detection Demystified: A Glimpse into the TSA’s Capability

Behaviour Detection Demystified: A Glimpse into the TSA’s Capability

Since its inception, the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) Behaviour Detection programme has been criticised for allegedly being a racial ‘profiling technique’ and not scientifically valid. In spite of these criticisms, the TSA continues to deploy this capability. Jennifer Blanchard delves into the reasons why a capability focused on human behaviour is so critical to any…