Smiths Detection, a developer of threat detection and screening technologies, has announced the launch of Aviation Insider, a new online hub where the aviation sector can exchange ideas and best practices regarding security protocols. The site will also post expert opinions and informed articles written by leading voices in the industry.
Cameron Mann, global market director, aviation, at Smiths Detection, said, “The series of attacks on airports over the past two years is evidence of the fact that the world’s 2,200 airports are facing unprecedented security threats.
“Taking an integrated approach to aviation security, from curb to gate, has never been more important. This has been recognized by IATA and ACI with their Smart Security scheme, and is also at the core of Smiths Detection’s approach to provide integrated airport security solutions.
“The benefits of a joined-up approach are considerable. Airport operators need to consider passenger experience, operational efficiency and security effectiveness when developing their security processes. They are interrelated and need to be considered together so that airports can streamline their operations and reap the benefits of improved efficiency and productivity.”
“Aviation Insider is designed to be a critical hub for industry opinion; a place where best practice ideas can be shared and where discussion between practitioners can thrive for this evolving landscape. Passengers need to keep flying with minimal delays and maximum safety and we hope that this hub will contribute to making that happen.”
The website’s launch coincides with the creation of Smiths Detection’s new aviation solutions team, dedicated to helping airports improve their security, based on a fully integrated approach to security from curb to gate.