The author discusses the problem of civil aviation and notes that major security conventions can only offer advice, education, and point the way. Civil Aviation security also requires sophisticated electronics and the implementation of proven security procedures by experienced personnel, supported by a determined policy of aviation authorities. It is noted that every security incident begins on the ground and usually because somebody on the ground has failed in his task. The security operative at the concourse or gate check-point needs to be the most professionally trained as well as constantly encouraged and supervised. X-rays, metal detectors, sniffers, and sealers are discussed with respect to mail bags, baggage, and cargo. In addition to professional training, examples of leadership from the top and personal encouragement are more likely to bring forth the desired voluntary effort and dedication, than instruction manuals or regulations.

  • Corporate Authors:

    International Civil Aviation Organization

    Attn: Document Sales Unit, 999 University Street
    Montreal, PQ  Canada  H3C 5H7
  • Authors:
    • DOREY, F C
  • Publication Date: 1978-1

Media Info

  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 18-20
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00174342
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ICAO Bulletin, Public Information Office
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 31 1978 12:00AM