This article looks at how Virgin Atlantic Airways is dealing with challenges related to the safety and security of its passengers. Current threats to the aviation system are discussed, including harmonization of security requirements, onerous security measures, the need for regular reviews, and the lack of imagination on behalf of security professionals. The use of threat assessment analysis is discussed as a way to prevent over-reaction or unnecessary alarm. The article highlights Virgin Atlantic's increased security program including the use of its Passenger Verification Regime. Recommendations for dealing with heightened security awareness include giving awareness to simplification, pursuing pragmatic and partnership approaches, and self-auditing. The article also discusses the need for airlines to have intelligence development systems in place, counter threat fatigue, maintain focus, asses the impact of security measures on service and costs, and pursue best practices.

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  • Corporate Authors:

    Key Publishing, Limited

    P.O. Box 100
    Stamford,   United Kingdom  PE9 1XQ
  • Authors:
    • Blackwell, A
  • Publication Date: 2005-4


  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: pp 26-28
  • Serial:

Subject/Index Terms

  • TRT Terms: Airlines; Airports; Security
  • Subject Areas: Aviation; Public Transportation; Security and Emergencies; Terminals and Facilities;

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01005286
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: BTRIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 14 2005 8:25AM