The September 11th, 2001 terrorist attacks forever changed the way our air travel industry operates. It affected the government, the airlines, airports, employees, and passengers alike. There was not as much of a threat of terrorism before 9/11, so airport security was not nearly as thorough, and at times intrusive as it is today. Through the creation of the Department of Homeland Security and the Transportation Security Administration, the evolving threat of terrorism has not been successful in carrying out another 9/11 style attack.
For Americans who travels on an everyday basis, many are greatful that Airport Security is enforced to protect the safety of the people. Overall in the past 15 years airports have appreciated these regulations even though it came about as a response to a misfortunate event. Homeland Security, the top dog over Airport Security, is aware that the system is constantly evolving. Newer threats are known to be present but TSA knows the issues that have happened and secures the world trust to protect the people. Everyone that travels today expects high level procedures to ensure safe travel. Due to this severe outcome to strictly enforce security in airports, there has not been another incident since September 11,
This paper reviews the tragic mid-air crash of PSA flight 182 and Cessna N7711G a Cessna 172 over San Diego and its resulting FAA rules and regulation changes, and their affect on the U.S. aviation industry. PSA Flight 182’s mid-air resulted in the most sweeping FAA changes to airspace to date. The FAA rules and regulation changes was a success in preventing similar mid-airs of this type.
In 1974, the United States Government passed the first act the ensure airport security with The Transportation and Anti-Hijacking acts (Poladian). As these two acts called for safer security it made it harder for airports because people became creative with sharp objects to hurt one another. “These two acts accomplished security for weapons, but it was not until 1988 did airports have to start worrying about bombs being brought on planes through luggage and passengers” (Poladian). The challenge that was brought upon airports where to make sure there were no explosives that could be brought on the planes because a passenger in 1988 put a bomb in his suitcase and resulted in a devastating crash. As for the government they did not pass a new law until 1990 saying that they would enforce airport security. In my opinion though it is a devastating thing that something bad has to happen at the airport in order for airport security to be stricter. Though the Aviation Security Act of 1990 still plays a big factor because it has created a safer airport environment for people to travel. Another view people look at when flying is if they feel they are not safe there is leeway that people won’t fly anymore if it is not safe
After the terrorist attacks on September 11, airport security went through major changes and procedures. The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) which oversees airport security
Years ago, a trip to the airport was an enjoyment. You didn’t have worry about terrorism that much. In 9/11, the hijackers deliberately took control over the plane, leaving passengers panicking for their lives. Airlines and airplanes were ordered to shut down all over the United States. “Immediately after the attacks, domestic air flights were ceased immediately for various days, for terror of additional attacks” (9/11 Effects in the USA, Soong). After 9/11, people were still petrified to even travel. Since then, the airline industry has modified it’s rules and regulations from then. They were more rigorous to what items are and aren’t allowed aboard; items had to come in traveling sizes to even permit in the plane. In a ripple effect, it was like the whole economy of the United States and the universe was frozen in place.
Airport security is now a long and tedious event everyone dreads at the airport. The reason for the wait and rules is the hijacking that took place that fateful day. Many outrageous rules come from this such as no full sized toothpaste tubes and water bottles over 16 ounces. This is undoubtedly saving many lives day to day and preventing another 9/11 scenario but also causes some disruption and dislike by the common population of America.
Initially, the Federal Aviation Administration, or the FAA, did not take immediate action to resolve the hijackings of the flights 11 and 175. But after all the smoke and dust had settled, the director of the FAA made provisions to change many standards and procedures of all
The plane crashes at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and the field in Pennsylvania were some of the worst events in U.S. History. The attacks of September 11, 2001 have impacted airports in the United States, and as a result, airport security has evolved significantly over time. Before 9/11, airports had simple security systems that made it easy for people to get through the security checkpoint. Then, a terrorist group named Al-Qaeda decided to fly two planes into each of the Twin Towers. They killed around 3,000 people on that day. (FBI) The terrorists took the lives of innocent people. Our airport security failed to stop them from committing this cruel crime. Ever since 9/11, airport security changed drastically. From now on,
The reorganization of how the government will create regulations for aviation has now come to its final home, the future of United States day to day aeronautical operations is now the responsibility of the FAA. The Federal Aviation Act of 1958 was a big step that the government took to getting to how we know Aviation today. When you think of United States Aviation the FAA usually comes to mind, and for good reason, the FAA has been a huge component in shaping new technologies and ways of running the National Airspace System (NAS). All of these contributions to the advancement aeronautics, through the FAA, could not have been possible if it weren’t for the reconstruction of government involvement in aviation. From the Air Commerce Act of 1926, to the Federal Aviation Act of 1958, the government has had a significant influence on how we conduct day to day aeronautical operations, ranging from reducing emissions, to improving navigational systems, and ATC
Signed into law in 2002 by President George W. Bush, the Homeland Security Act established the Department of Homeland Security to prevent terrorist attacks, minimize any damage to the nation’s citizens, and reduce the country’s vulnerability to terrorism. In response to 9/11, the government, as well as the airline industry, has gone through many changes. As of result of 9/11, the airline industry lost a total of $7.7 billion. This paper reviews the reasons behind the making of the Homeland Security Act, the effects of 9/11 on the airline industry and the government, the purpose of the Homeland Security Act, and the aftermath of the Homeland Security Act.
Airport security pre 9/11 was very unorganized which is what led to such a cotastrophy. The job of aviation security was largly dealt with by private security firms which led to incunsistency, and the FAA did an inadequarte job at keeping these inconsistencies in check. According to a 1987 FAA test 20% of dangerous items were missed by the airport screeners, and as time went on that percentage worsened “Test data for the 1991 to 1999 period show that the declining trend in detection rates continues.” (GAO, 2001a, p. 6). Due to this lack of organization 5 planes were able to be hijacked on the same day. This act of terrorism made apperant that that the job of aviation protection had to be taken out of the handss of the FAA and be made more of a federal issue. From
Following the terrorist attacks of 9/11, congress passed sweeping changes to the security of aviation and border protection in the United States. Three agencies were significantly impacted by these changes and the aftermath of 9/11: Transportation Security Administration (TSA), U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), and Federal Air Marshal (FAM). However, 14 years later is important to review the changes which were implemented by sweeping popularity following 9/11 and evaluate their effectiveness.
Many years ago airport security was not even an issue. People felt secure and safe and rarely worried about being searched. As time went on, the prevealance of terrorism became an increasing issue. There began more acts of terrorism by threatening and holding hostages on board commercial planes. As these acts continued, the government as well as citizens became vulnerable and an airport safety procedure was implemented as a way to ensure the safety of the United States. The implemented procedures over the years included a check and scan of all carry on and checked baggage, body scans, hire government airport employees, and a strict list of carry-on items. This made travelers feel safer as it decreased the ability of terrorist to commit
Ever since September 11th, 2001 airport security efforts have been under the microscope. Rightfully so, because that day changed a lot on how people viewed safety in terms of flying. On that day, nearly 3,000 people were killed in a series of coordinated terrorist attacks in New York, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. It’s long been said that flying is the safest transportation mode amongst the varying models there are. According to www.journalistsresource.org, from 2000-2009 the average annual death of aviation fatalities was 548, compared to 26, 678 in regards to cars and light trucks. “A person who was in a motor vehicle for 30 miles every day for a year faced a fatality risk of about 1 in 12,500. Relative to mainline trains, buses and commercial