London Gatwick’s futuristic security product

London Gatwick’s futuristic security product

Making use of the latest in biometric technology and self-service, the new South Terminal Security product at London Gatwick Airport provides an insight into next generation airport security. Ryan Ghee reports.

Aviation security

Aviation security policy, in particular airport security continues to be THE subject that has changed passenger perception of air travel. 2011 has been a banner year with legislation recently adopted for the inclusion of Security Scanners as an alternative means of screening; studies on the implications of full removal of liquids, aerosols and gels (LAGs) restrictions in 2013 and a High Level Conference on ‘Protecting Civil Aviation Against Terrorism’ which took place in Brussels on 27 September. Ross Falconer & Robert O’Meara report.

Prioritising operational safety

In spite of the precarious economic climate, airport development is still very much a common theme across the industry, and as airport authorities continue to invest in expanding and upgrading facilities, ensuring operational safety remains paramount. Ryan Ghee spoke to Jan Metsovitis, Director, Aviation Business Unit, Athens International Airport, and Chairman of the ACI EUROPE Technical and Operational Safety Committee.

LAGs phase 1 postponed – Where do we go from here?

On 29 April, a major change was due to take place at Europe’s major airports, to accommodate the Phase 1 of the new rule lifting the ban on Liquids, Aerosols and Gels (LAGs). The European Commission announced a postponement of the new regime on the eve of the big day, choosing to protect citizens from confusion over the new rule and which countries were applying it. Ross Falconer reports.

Enhancing passenger and cargo screening

As passenger security and cargo screening levels have increased, so has the demand for new technologies to provide a reliable means of further securing air travel. Ryan Ghee reports.