A Personal View expressed by Prof. Dr. Adrian Schwaninger

A Personal View expressed by Prof. Dr. Adrian Schwaninger

Performance of security screening at airports depends on humans, machines and their interaction. Applied research is important for a better understanding of how to strengthen security effectiveness and increase the efficiency of security screening processes. To illustrate this point, I use two examples from own work: completed research on the transition from 2D to 3D…

A Personal View expressed by Simon Roberts

A Personal View expressed by Simon Roberts

I was living in Dubai on 3 September 2010 when I heard the news that a UPS 747-400 cargo aircraft had crashed on the outskirts of the city killing both crew members. I was working for DHL and this seemed so close to home, both geographically and professionally, that it shocked me greatly. A couple…

A Personal View expressed by Prof. Michael Breadmore

A Personal View expressed by Prof. Michael Breadmore

There are a number of ways in which an individual can be identified. A photographic ID is the simplest, most well-established form of identification and can be supplemented with machine learning and facial recognition technology. Fingerprints have been used by policing and forensic authorities for what seems like forever and this has recently transitioned into…

A Personal View expressed by Jim Marriott

What does the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) do for aviation security and what more should it do? It always seems appropriate to look at these questions because aviation security risks are always present, the management of these risks shapes all aspects of civil aviation, ICAO has an ambitious security mandate and it is always…

A Personal View

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, like many other European airports, is facing another busy summer. Flying is more popular than ever thanks to a better economy and relatively low fares. Meanwhile, we have to make sure there is a smooth process in place for all those passengers. As an airport, you cannot do this alone; you have…

A Personal View expressed by Dr. Rebekah Tanti-Dougall

A Personal View expressed by Dr. Rebekah Tanti-Dougall

Disruptive passengers continue to be a major concern and challenge for the aviation industry, posing a serious threat to both the safety and security of aircraft. However, despite various stakeholders investing significant resources to combat the issue, the lack of real progress we are seeing in reducing the number of incidents involving unruly passengers begs…

A Personal View expressed by Victor Anderes

A Personal View expressed by Victor Anderes

2017 was yet another tumultuous year for the industry in relation to the threats against, and regulatory requirements imposed on, commercial aviation. Aviation security professionals know that past attacks and plots have often served as the impetus for the security countermeasures we see in place today. But are we addressing these in the right way?…