AIRSIDE CRIME: RED ALERT AT THE AIRPORT!

AIRSIDE CRIME: RED ALERT AT THE AIRPORT!

Dealing with crime has always been a primary responsibility of public security agencies. However, in the airport environment the main concern of the aviation security authorities is to ensure the safety of the restricted area and to prevent acts of unlawful interference in civil aviation. Rodrigo Magno discusses airside crime cases, highlighting the importance of…

SeMS Myths, Fantasies and Fake News: five lessons

SeMS Myths, Fantasies and Fake News: five lessons

Andy Blackwell and John Wood have been delivering practical and strategic SeMS (Security Management System) solutions for the past five years. Here they share their experience and expertise. Flat earth, ‘fake news’ and SeMS Our planet was once believed to be square and stationary; intrepid navigators returned home with fantastic stories of what they had…

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…

stowaways

Stowaways: Wheel Well Security

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…