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Explosive Detection Producing Explosive Controversy 6 pages. [PDF 47K]
A proposal by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration has ignited a firestorm of disagreement over required installation of 10-ton machines costing $1 million each for detection of explosives. One dispute is whether they work; another is whether they’re needed.
Fuel Safety and the Environment 4 pages. [PDF 26K]
When properly installed, professionally operated and carefully managed, airport fuel storage systems cause no harm to environment, personnel or airport financial health. Here is how one country is cleaning up its approach to airport fueling concerns.
Incendiarism: Is Your Facility A Target? 4 pages. [PDF 28K]
The answer may be surprising. Even well-protected organizations often do not realize they are incendiary targets until after the firesetter strikes.
Controlling Employee Access 6 pages. [PDF 79K]
New FAA security regulations aim at closing the loophole of unauthorized access to airport operations areas.
Going It Alone 4 pages. [PDF 27K]
Whereas a one-man band may be able to make satisfactory music for some, there’s no way that anyone with responsibility for airport operational safety can get the job done strictly on his own. The task is just too broad and involves too many activities to be done properly without the willing assistance of others. We are reprinting the following remarks published previously by the former editor of this bulletin because the need is still with airport management to recognize the efficacy of joint actions, which are best accomplished by committees, specifically airport safety committees.
Snow Removal 6 pages. [PDF 34K]
Like disaster plans, snow/ice removal programs may atrophy unless used or reviewed on a periodic basis. The author offers a refresher on the basic tenets of good winter awareness for airport personnel.