Report On Security At Airports

1688 Words Oct 31st, 2014 7 Pages
Security at airports
Mariusz Prokopiec
BFT1015-Business Skills
Tutor: Nick Hubbard
Words: 1443

Executive summary
This report is about security at airports. It contains a useful information regarding airport security regulations such as both hand and hold luggage restrictions and list of items that are allowed to be taken on a board. This report also presents a brief changes that had happened in airports security before terrorists attack on 9th of September 2001. Additionally there is described the recent project- Total Airport Security System (TASS), which aims to improve the security at the airport area using very advanced technology structures.

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Introduction 4
I. History of airports security 5
II. Airport
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Hardly any thought was put into the security sector of the aviation industry. This changed when Peruvian revolutionaries took over a Pan American mail plane. In the period of time from 1930 to 1958, there was 23 hijackings reported. The first serious incident happened in 1947 when the aircrew member was killed. In 1955, Jack Graham, placed a bomb in his mother’s luggage. The bomb exploded during the flight killing all aboard. A similar incident took place in 1960, when two suicide bomber killed all people on a board. After these acts luggage inspection has become more exact. The majority of hijackings were made due to either escape from the USA or hold people for a ransom. In 1961, in order to prevent hijackings, the federal government started using armed guards on chosen aircrafts. After hijackings of planes in 1969 the Task Force on the Deterrence of Air Piracy was established by the Federal Aviation Administration. The task force began using metal detectors to screen passengers. This was used with a hijacker profile to prevent Air piracy. The same year, this system was used by Eastern Air Lines and in the following year, four more airlines started using it. Unfortunately this structure turned out to be not efficient enough so that, in 1970, antihijacking program has been declared. In the period between 1968-1972, the U. S. Department of Transportation recorded 364 hijackings. The first security regulations were created in 1972. Airport operators were asked to

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