ACI publishes best-practice guidelines for landside security

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Airports Council International (ACI) World has today (April 25) launched the first edition of its new ACI Landside Security Handbook.

The guidelines are intended to help operators ensure that all aspects of landside security, including prevention, deterrence and incident management, have been considered in their procedures. It also provides many examples and options for different operating environments and may be used as a standalone guide or to complement a security review.

Angela Gittens, director general, ACI World, said, “Security remains our top priority at ACI World and the ACI handbook is an indispensable resource to help airport authorities protect the security of the traveling public and employees at the airport. Airports already exercise best practice, take all threats seriously, and apply rigorous security methods but, in such a complex global aviation system, the potential for gaps to develop sometimes exists. Through this new handbook and the range of training and support that we provide, ACI is committed to addressing them.”

The handbook has been launched at the 13th annual ACI Asia-Pacific Regional Assembly, Conference and Exhibition hosted by Narita International Airport Corporation in Japan, which will focus on the importance of landside security and in providing support to airport leaders to identify and implement best practices.

“It is a fact that aviation is a focus of terrorism,” said, Frank Capello, aviation security director at Broward County Aviation Department, the operator of Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport in Florida. “This handbook is a valuable and useful resource for worldwide airport operators to consider while developing their Landside Threat Mitigation Plan.”

To order and download a copy of the ACI Landside Security Handbook, click here.

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