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Practical Aviation Security

Predicting and Preventing Future Threats

The second edition of Practical Aviation Security is a complete guide to the aviation security system, from crucial historical events to the policies, policymakers, and major terrorist and criminal acts that have shaped the procedures in use today. The tip-of-the-spear technologies that are shaping the future are also addressed.

This text equips readers in airport security or other aviation management roles with the knowledge to implement the effective security programs, to meet international guidelines, and to responsibly protect facilities or organizations of any size. Using case studies and practical security measures now in use at airports worldwide, readers learn the effective methods and the fundamental principles involved in designing and implementing a security system.

The aviation security system is comprehensive and requires continual focus and attention to stay a step ahead of the next attack. Practical Aviation Security, Second Edition helps prepare practitioners to enter the industry, and helps seasoned professionals prepare for new threats and prevent new tragedies.

Airport operations specialists; airport security managers; homeland security personnel; students in aviation and homeland security programs

Hardbound, 520 Pages

Published: January 2013

Imprint: Butterworth Heinemann

ISBN: 978-0-12-391419-4


  • "Price and Forrest update their 2009 guide for people entering the field of airport security in its post-9/11 boom. Their topics include a retrospective on crime and terrorism in aviation, the role of government in aviation security, commercial aviation airport security, passenger and baggage screening, air cargo security, and the threat matrix."--Reference & Research Book News, December 2013


  • Foreword by Jeanne Olivier, General Manager, Aviation Security & Technology, Port Authority of NY & NJ

    Introduction by Rafi Ron, Director of Security, Ben-Gurion Intl Airport, 1997-2001



    Chapter 1 Overview of the Aviation Industry and Security in the Post 9-11 World

    Chapter 2 Crime and Terrorism in Aviation: A Retrospective

    Chapter 3 Policies and Procedures: The Development of Aviation Security Practices

    Chapter 4 The Role of Government in Aviation Security

    Chapter 5 Commercial Aviation Airport Security

    Chapter 6 Introduction to Screening

    Chapter 7 Passenger and Baggage Screening

    Chapter 8 Commercial Aviation Aircraft Operator Security

    Chapter 9 General Aviation Security

    Chapter 10 Air Cargo

    Chapter 11 The Threat Matrix

    Chapter 12 Security Operations


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