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…

Caught on Camera: Intelligent CCTV in the Spotlight

Caught on Camera: Intelligent CCTV in the Spotlight

In a world of technological advancement and futuristic marvels, intelligent CCTV offers new opportunities for security managers, with enhanced potential for the detection of criminal acts or intent. Eugene Gerstein offers an overview of intelligent CCTV capabilities and integration advice. For as long as the world of aviation security has existed, the types of threats…

Airport Physical Perimeter Protection

Airport Physical Perimeter Protection: Preventing Penetration, Scaling and Burrowing in a Modern World

From specification to standards, ‘Secured by Design’ and layered approaches, Stewart Plant takes a look at what fencing can do in this modern world to prevent penetration, scaling and burrowing of airport physical perimeters, and how protection starts with your fence line. Despite having built a culture based on surveillance and detection, when it comes…

The Modern IED: Design and Trends

The Modern IED: Design and Trends

The Improvised Explosive Device (IED) has been around for many years, and the design can typically be categorised based on type and the components used. John Howell takes a look at how established training and detection instruments compare to some of the newest IED trends being developed by terrorist groups around the world. The Improvised…

Predicting X-ray Screening Performance Capability: Transforming a Gaming Platform into an X-ray screening Assessment Tool

Predicting X-ray Screening Performance Capability: Transforming a Gaming Platform into an X-ray screening Assessment Tool

X-ray screening officers who perform well in a new visual search technology platform are quicker to clear bags and are more likely to detect real threat items covertly introduced into checkpoints. These results were recently presented1 at the 2017 International Vision Sciences Society meeting in St Pete Beach, Florida, and come from a serendipitous and…

Extraterritorial Measures: Airlines Left to Pick Up the Pieces

Extraterritorial Measures: Airlines Left to Pick Up the Pieces

The extraordinary events surrounding the public threat from personal electronic devices (PEDs) continue to raise a number of interesting questions. Discussions on the nature of the threat information, the effectiveness of existing checkpoint screening technologies, the variation of requirements between States and the sovereignty of States when implementing the standards of ICAO Annex 17, have…