The evolution of Airport Security
Ian Todd focuses on the changing face of the modern airport and how improvements in security can minimise terrorist attacks
This year marks the 15th anniversary of a terrible attack that shook the world and prompted an ongoing quest to make air travel safer. Since 11 September 2001 the US has spent upwards of $100 billion to secure airports and airplanes. Efforts to enhance airport security across the globe, however, are far from over.
On 9/11 there were fewer than 20,000 airport screeners on duty, many of them poorly trained, minimum-wage contract workers. This soon . . .