Consolidation in Aviation Security Continues

US-based aviation security technology provider L-3 has apparently made a $315 million offer for MacDonald Humphrey Automation in a move intended to add more checkpoint automation to its existing [...]

Risk-Based Security; Getting on With It

There has been much talk about risk-based security (RBS) in aviation security circles over the last six years, but do we have a common understanding of what it means? The International Civil [...]

ETIAS: ESTA’s European Cousin

In November, 2016, the European Commission proposed the establishment of a European Travel Information and Authorization System (ETIAS) to “strengthen security of travel to the Schengen area [...]

The US Travel Association Goes on the Offense

Hats off to the US Travel Association for its November 2016 32-page report on Transforming Security at US Airports.  The recommendations are crystal clear, incorporate past recommendations from a [...]

“Vision Sûreté”: Innovating the French Way

There’s been a lot of talk lately about “innovation” in the aviation security world, especially with the U.S. Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) recent establishment of an Innovation [...]

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