The evolution of Airport Security

Last updated 24 Oct 16 @ 09:03 |
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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 . . .

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