AIRPORT SECURITY DEVELOPMENT
One of the most important issues facing by the Airport in the early 21st century is the Airport Security. if we see the recent scenario it is going much better . most users of commercial service Airports are subjected to security infrastructure , policies and procedure with the terminal area.the security of an Airport is not limited to terminal but it covers all the areas.
PURPOSE OF THE AIRPORT SECURITY
Security procedure are designed to prevent and respond to criminal act that may effect the passenger and the people working in the Airport.Criminal activity include hijacking of Aircraft which is known also known Air piracy , damaging and destroying Aircrafts and the other acts of terrorism . criminal act also includes theft , act of assault and damaging all Airport facilities
HISTORY OF AIRPORT SECURITY
In early days of civil aviation , when greatest concern was the safety of flight , there was little concern about Airport security .Many hijacking took place, many people died and many criminal were reported. Aviation security first become an issue in 1930 because Peruvian revolutionaries seized a pan American mail plane with the aim of dropping propaganda leaflets over lima.between 1930 to 1958 a total of 23 hijacking were reported mostly commited by eastern European seeking political asylum . As the first Aircraft hijacking took place in 1947 when Aircrew member died
STEPS TAKEN TOWARDS AIRPORT SECURITY DEVELOPMENT
The act of criminal violence against a U.S Air carrier occurred on November 1 , 1995 , when a civillian by name jack Graham placed a bomb in luggage belonging to his mother .The bomb exploded in flight and killed number of passenger. So after seeing this demand for luggage inspection at Airports serving Air carrier Aircraft surfaced.
With rise of fidel castro cuba in 1959 , increased Aircraft hijacking . In may 1961 the federal government began using armed guards on select Air carrier Aircraft to prevent hijackings
As hijacking were taking place regularly so The federal aviation administration created a task force on the deterrence of Air piracy. The task force developed a hijacker profile that could be used along with metal detector (MAGNETOMETER) In screening passengers
On September 11, 1970 President Richard Nixon announced a comprehensive antihijacking program that included a federal Air marshal program
Between 1968 and 1972 , hijacking of U.S and international Aircraft was at its peak, the U.S department of transportation recorded 363 hijackings worldwide. As a result security issues become the most important concern as the passenger was not safe and many other issues arises.
So on march 18, 1972 , the first Airport security regulation were made effective, later formalized within the FAA.
After some time Airport security plan introduced which cause a great impact on the security development.
After that president George bush established the president 's commission on aviation security and terrorism to review and evaluate policy options in connection with aviation security
After that faa sponsored research on new equipments to detect bomb and wepons and made tremendous improvement on Airport as well as aviation security.
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