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?…

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A Personal View: Expressed by Agustín Guzmán

As you are almost certainly aware, since we have not stopped referring to it since its publication, UN Security Council Resolution 2309 (2016) has caused a major revolution in aviation security, and placed the international spotlight once again on AVSEC issues. As well as addressing various threats to aviation, it called for several new initiatives…

A Personal View Expressed by Jean-Marc Demoulin

In 1998, the European Civil Aviation Conference (ECAC) made a significant amendment to Document 30, the common basic standards of aviation security. It stipulated that checked bags should be controlled by ‘an E.D.S.’. However, the amendment lacked a number of crucial details. For example, it mentioned that airports should screen 25% of baggage, but failed…