Aviation Security: Current Issues and Developments

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Jennifer Zellan
Nova Publishers, 2003 - Political Science - 142 pages
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Following the terrorist attacks of September 11th 2001, there has been a plethora of legislation and acts resulting in security screening of airline passengers and their baggage to the deployment of newer and more updated security technologies, aimed at closing this alarming gap in security. This new book examines additional proposals and actions not only from Congress, but the FAA as well. Contents: Preface; Aviation Security Technologies and Procedures: Screening Passengers and Baggage; Selected Aviation Security Legislation in the Aftermath of the September 11 Attack; Vulnerabilities in, and Alternatives for, Pre-board Screening Security Operations; Terrorist Acts Demonstrate Urgent need to Improve Security at the Nations' Airports Operations; Weaknesses in Airport Security and Options for Assigning Screening Responsibilities; Vulnerabilities and Potential Improvements for the Air Cargo System; Transportation Security Administration Faces Immediate and Long-Term Challenges; Registered Traveller Program Policy and Implementation Issues; Index.
 

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Contents

Aviation Security Progress since September 11 2001 and the Challenges Ahead
1
Aviation Security Technologies and Procedures Screening Passengers and Baggage
23
Aviation Security Vulnerabilities in and Alternatives for Preboard Screening Security Operations
33
Selected Aviation Security Legislation in the Aftermath of the September 11 Attack
45
Aviation Security Terrorist Acts Demonstrate Urgent Need to Improve Security at the Nations Airports
65
Airport Passenger Screening Preliminary Observations on Progress Made and Challenges Remaining
73
Aviation Security Vulnerabilities and Potential Improvements for the Air Cargo System
87
Airport Improvement Program
107
Aviation Security Transportation Security Administration Faces Immediate and LongTerm Challenges
123
Information Concerning the Arming of Commercial Pilots
135
Index
139
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