Aviation security is an expansive term given to the primary concern of the provision of protection for passengers, flight personnel, aircraft and ultimately entire countries from threatening events and terrorist attack.
Since the devastating attacks of 9/11, aviation security measures have been significantly tightened across the world, after government investigations revealed considerable weaknesses in the existing global infrastructure and clearly demonstrated how an aircraft, when hijacked, can become and effective and deadly weapon.
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U.S. travellers over the age of 18 were required to carry government-issued identification in accordance with Transport Security Administration (TSA) requirements.
Aviation security has been strongly regulated ever since and today’s airline operations software seamlessly integrates into airport operations as standard practice.
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In 2009 the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued a mandate for the provision of passenger data, which required the transmission of detailed manifests including passengers and flight crew for both scheduled and non-scheduled flights in and out of the U.S. on commercial and private aircraft.
Within these escalated measures, both physical security and critical airline security data screening has become an essential part of aviation travel in every aspect of airline operations. As passenger numbers continue to increase year-on-year and aircraft capacity grows, it can signify a greater risk of potential targets for terrorist activity, with a higher potential death rate following a targeted attack. Providing a safe and secure environment to ensure passengers can travel with the reassurance that they are safe from threatening situations is of paramount importance.
It remains crucial for airports to sustain reliable and timely transmission of airline passenger data in order to ensure that expensive ground delays are kept to a minimum. A steady flow of passengers and aircraft must be maintained to maximise operational productivity.
Using the Rockwell Collins solution, AviSec, ensures that critical Advance Passenger Information Exchange, sent in the form of batch flight manifests, occurs typically within one second and offers robust system architecture to maintain seamless reliability across Rockwell Collins’ ARINC AviNet global Wide Area Network.
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As passenger numbers increase, and the demands upon airport and border control intensifies, solutions to ensure efficiency within the airport security screening process have also expanded using the latest available technology. Passenger baggage systems incorporate electronic tagging and the ability to track baggage according to the passenger data manifests, expelling the likelihood of baggage that is unaccounted for.
Directional passenger movement also helps to maintain flow, particularly at peak travel times, when the occurrence of ground delays is at its most likely. By structured provision of secure airport areas as a further enhancement to aviation security measures, the movement of non-passenger traffic is restricted, allowing only flight personnel and passengers for individual flights access to concourses and beyond boarding gates.
The entire passenger processing system has been streamlined across the globe over the last five years and Rockwell Collins continue to deliver the latest technological solutions to ensure utmost efficiency across the airport infrastructure while giving our customers the means to leverage these capabilities to simplify and manage costs for the process of airline security data exchange.
The AviSec messaging solution provides the aviation industry with the means of meeting the ever-increasing demands of border protection. A scalable solution that remains seamlessly reliable and with a flexible pricing structure that gives airlines and operators transparency across the messaging environment to manage costs.
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To find out how your aviation business can benefit from AviSec, remain seamlessly secure and meet your bottom line, contact us today.