Saturday, 20th April 2019


Airport security will use a variety of different methods and techniques to protect passengers, staff and aircraft from any threat. They have three main aims:

  • To protect the airport and country from any threatening events
  • To reassure the travelling public that they are safe
  • To project the country and their people

The importance of Aviation Security

A huge number of people pass through airports everyday therefore they are potential targets for terrorism and other forms of crime making aviation security a major role within the aviation industry

Due to the concentration of people on large aircraft and the ability to use a hijacked plane as a weapon, there is a high risk of attack.

Security has been stepped up recently after major attacks such as September 11th 2001.

More information about the industry

The Department for Transport is the government department responsible for the English transport network, including aviation.

They are responsible for managing the risks to passengers, workers and cargo in airports and during transit.

The Department for Transport has four objectives:

  • Sustain economic growth and improved productivity through reliable and efficient transport networks
  • Improve the environmental performance of transport
  • Strengthen the safety and security of transport
  • Enhance access to jobs, services, and social networks, including for the most disadvantaged people

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