XIAMEN GAOQI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT: ENSURING FAST HEALTH SCREENING FOR INTERNATIONAL ARRIVALS

XIAMEN GAOQI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT: ENSURING FAST HEALTH SCREENING FOR INTERNATIONAL ARRIVALS

Xiamen Gaoqi International Airport (XMN) is one of the 15 busiest airports in China and the main international airport in Fujian Province, routing planes to five continents. The global COVID-19 pandemic has presented unique health screening challenges yet Xiamen Customs authorities at Gaoqi International Airport played a crucial role, early in the pandemic, by helping…

UNRULY PASSENGER RESTRAINT: MITIGATING THE RISKS

UNRULY PASSENGER RESTRAINT: MITIGATING THE RISKS

Airlines usually pride themselves on providing great customer service in a safe and secure environment – and we hire those most suited to perform this task. However, we rarely recruit cabin crew based on their conflict resolution or physical combat skills. So how do we prepare our staff to deal with aggressive, hostile passengers while…

A new old approach to security? new threats, new challenges by Nina Brooks

A new old approach to security? new threats, new challenges by Nina Brooks

Aviation security has changed over the past ten years. New threats have emerged and existing threats have evolved, including chemicals, drones and cybersecurity. Airports now have to consider themselves a target, alongside flights themselves. The lines between safety and security are increasingly blurring, with protests and disruptions, not to mention the knock-on effect of operational…

MICRO-EXPRESSIONS: FACT OR FICTION?

MICRO-EXPRESSIONS: FACT OR FICTION?

As an increasing number of industries, including aviation, are taking steps to incorporate behaviour detection within their security programmes, regulators are in search of academically-substantiated proof that the techniques being offered can indeed identify those with negative intent. For decades, many have promulgated the case for the identification of micro-expressions, primarily relying on the 1970s…