Harmonisation key to cohesive security strategy

Harmonisation key to cohesive security strategy

Security policy remains high on the EU political agenda, with the pressing issue of implementing new rules on LAGs (liquids, aerosols and gels) and the failed terrorist incident on Christmas Day 2009 having reignited the debate on security scanners. Indeed, ACI EUROPE’s recently published Policy Outlook includes security as one of the four key challenges facing Europe’s airports. Philipp Kriegbaum, Chair of the ACI EUROPE Aviation Security Committee, outlined details of the security policy agenda to Ross Falconer.

Strict regulations lead to increased focus on airport security training

Increasingly stringent security measures in airports around the world have put an amplified emphasis on the importance of the training undertaken by airport security staff. Ryan Ghee spoke to Jan Wesenlund, director, Hi-Definition Training.

One step forward, two steps back – LAGs and Body Scanners high on the political agenda

Recent months have seen a lot of activity in the field of security policy, with the roadmap for the removal of liquids, aerosols and gels (LAGs) making ground, against a backdrop of another high profile terrorist incident, which resulted in the return of body scanners to the policy agenda. Report by Ross Falconer and Robert O’Meara.

Mobile screening units: an evolution of the security checkpoint

The Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA) recently ordered nine Mobile Screening Units (MSUs) from German company Contrac for deployment at undisclosed Canadian airports in time for next year’s Winter Olympic Games. The company’s flagship buses have been adapted to enable passengers to be security cleared on their way to the aircraft. Louise Driscoll reports.

Smiths Detection announces TSA order

Smiths Detection earlier this month announced a $21.9 million (€15m) order from the TSA to supply portable liquid detection scanners for its Bottle Liquid Scanner (BLS) programme. The RespondeR BLS detectors, based on Smith Detection’s RespondeR RCI scanner, are tailored to meet specific TSA requirements.