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Airport Security After 911 Essay

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AIRPORT SECURITY AFTER 911
By
Paulo Roman Garcia Medrano

A research paper
Submitted to ERAU-Worldwide
In Partial fulfillment of the degree of Technical Management

Embry Riddle Aeronautical University
Worldwide
Oct-2012

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ABSTRACT

Researcher: Paulo Roman Garcia Medrano
Title: Airport Security Since
Institution: Embry Riddle Aeronautical University
Year: 2012
Since the tragedy of September 11, 2001 many changes have occurred in both the private and the government sector. Without a doubt the most changed and affected was the aviation industry especially when it comes to security. For example before 9/11 a person could expect to arrive at an airport 20 or 30 minutes before his or her flight and still make it on
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In addition to this the ATSA mandated several important changes in civil aviation security procedures.
The two main changes in airport security visible to passengers were the federalization

Pg3 of passenger security screening at all U.S. commercial airports by November 19, 2002, and the requirement to begin screening all checked baggage by December 2002. In order to oversee the security operations the TSA hired many federal security directors for the more than 400 commercial airports in the US
Even dough these measures where taken to increase the confidence of passengers in the American aviation system, They also made the process of being able to fly more tedious and inconvenient.
Changes in airport security. The airport checkpoint screening has been significantly tightened since 2001. Many passengers are patted-down and thoroughly checked with a hand-held metal detector. The security personnel are also better trained to perform searches.
All passengers 18 years or older generally must now have valid identification, issued by the government in order to fly, although the ID is only visually checked for validity and the name and details are not validated. Airports may check the ID of any passenger at any time to ensure that
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