Life in the Fast Lane:

Life in the Fast Lane:

Well-designed checkpoints have been shown to improve passenger satisfaction and compliance, reduce stress for security personnel and improve efficiency. This is why Airports Council International (ACI) World and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) have teamed up to develop Smart Security, a programme that incorporates design, technology and common sense to keep our screening lanes…

Technological Changes in Bhutan: Addressing Resulting Cyber Vulnerabilities

Technological Changes in Bhutan: Addressing Resulting Cyber Vulnerabilities

The rapid development in technology has greatly enhanced the security and efficiency of various sectors, and the aviation sector is no exception. From the digitisation of data information exchanges and online reservation systems to aircraft automation, civil aviation has benefited hugely from technological advancements. With the introduction of such systems in Bhutan, Kinley Yangden explores…

Airline Alliances: Security Challenges

Alliances in the airline industry have been around since the 1930s when Panair do Brazil and its parent company Pan American World Airways agreed to exchange routes in Latin America. Those who proposed that alliance could never have dreamed of the global alliance environment of today’s industry. Geoffrey D. Askew AM explores the impacts on…

Computer-Based Training: State-of-Play

Computer-Based Training: State-of-Play

With training requirements increasing and classroom time becoming more limited, airlines are looking for effective and efficient methods to train their staff. Computer-based training (CBT) with its flexibility and relative affordability has quickly become a favoured training tool, and the market has become almost saturated with a diverse range of solutions. Aviation Security International approached…

bomb threat assessment

Bomb Threat Assessment: What’s in a threat?

Should we respond in the same manner to all bomb threats? With so many of them causing disruption to airport and airline operations, and distress for the travelling public, it is worth remembering that one crucial element of an effective bomb threat management plan is the bomb threat assessment process. Alejandra Gentil discusses this process…