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Aviation security needs redefinition

Aviation security needs redefinition

Spaced apart by 99 days, the two big terror attacks of this year have targeted airports, first Brussels and then Istanbul forcing, for the first time since 9/11, a rethink of what aviation security should come to mean. Till now, it was synonymous with airline security and largely involved steps taken to prevent airplane hijacks. ´The entire aviation security is designed to prevent terrorists from boarding the planes,´ said a senior intelligence officer, asking anonymity. ´The kind of security that protects an airport doesn´t exist,´ he said.

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