American Airlines is the world’s largest commercial airline.The company connects approximately 350 destinations worldwide and serves over 500,000 passengers per day. We spent a few minutes with American’s Chief Security Officer, Mr. Jose Freig, to understand what the company is focused on and where he sees the industry going.
We wanted a big picture perspective of aviation security technology, so we interviewed Steve Wolff. After leading Marketing and Engineering for Quantum Magnetics and founding InVision Technologies, he is now an independent consultant, editorial board member of Aviation Security International Magazine, and vice chair of the Concealed Explosives Detection Workshop.
PCs, tablets, and smartphones share images seamlessly. Imagine how much less productive life would be if they couldn't? (Those of us over 40 remember, and it was painful)
But in aviation security, it's still 1995, when Apple and Windows PCs didn't talk nicely to one other. Unfortunately, most aviation security technology is not designed for secure data sharing.
In the space of just a few weeks, Analogic's ConneCT achieved critical milestones with the U.S. TSA and ECAC, the regulatory agency followed by many airports globally. These certifications mean airports worldwide can purchase and deploy the ConneCT and benefit from better security, faster throughput, and lower cost of ownership. Read the news releases on U.S. TSA and ECAC certifications.
There are a number of very good technology providers in the aviation security industry, including some that are now launching checkpoint CT solutions.
So what sets Analogic's Checkpoint CT apart from the alternatives? Why should airlines, airports, and passengers look for Analogic CT?
It's not just one reason, it's a combination of advantages that together have resulted in our industry leadership. Here are seven of the most important ones:
We're proud to announce that American Airlines, the world's largest airline and a leader in aviation technology and innovation, has chosen to partner with Analogic to use our ConneCT checkpoint system.
There aren’t many people with a better understanding of aviation security regulations than David Trembaczowski-Ryder. He joined ACI Europe in February 2010 as senior policy manager, responsible for aviation security issues. In August 2013, he was promoted to head of aviation security. David is a retired UK Royal Air Force wing commander, and former fast jet navigator/weapon system operator.
If you could look inside an Analogic CT system as it scans baggage, you would see something magical: a rotating metal disk—spinning at high speed inside a stationary metal gantry—without making physical contact.
Here, courtesy of wonderfulengineering.com are some amazing facts about Dubai:
- One of every four construction cranes on earth is located in Dubai
- Dubai’s artificial Palm Islands imported enough sand to fill 2.5 Empire State Buildings
- Dubai International Airport is the world’s busiest by international passenger traffic. By 2030, the economic impact of aviation is projected to be $88.1 billion and support 1.95 million jobs.
What better place for the Middle East launch of ConneCT, Analogic’s breakthrough in checkpoint security?
What does a Trump administration and a new Congress mean for aviation security?
That is a question for many in the aviation industry. Fortunately we were able to put that question and others to Dale Snape, an expert in U.S. aviation security policy, politics and legislation.
Dale is vice chairman at consulting firm Wexler | Walker where he has been working for 35 years since leaving teh White House Office of management and Budget. He has overseen the firm's activities in the U.S. aviation area, including security, budgets, and legislation