IATA’s AVSEC director, Matthew Vaughan, considers how the security landscape continues to shift two decades on from the tragic events of 9/11

How has aviation security changed since 9/11?
A great deal has changed – namely the focus on protecting the cockpit and carrying out passenger screening. Valuable improvements in technology for security screening and the sharing of advanced passenger information have helped governments and industry manage aviation security risk.

Unfortunately, we have also witnessed several isolated terrorist attacks and plots against aviation that were thwarted before aviation security measures were required. Terrorist interest in aviation has not wavered in the past 20 years, but the security measures have strengthened, targeted with eight amendments to ICAO’s Annex 17 baseline of standards and recommended practices for international aviation security, in the time since 9/11.

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Source: Passenger Terminal Today