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U.S. Airport Access Control Moves Slowly 6 pages. [PDF 36K]
Passenger screening is only one spoke in the wheel of airport security. Airport access control of personnel is required for an integrated effort to close the door to perils, and the United States is discovering that the door does not fit as well as expected.
Updating Airport Emergency Capabilities 6 pages. [PDF 31K]
Present standards for airport quantities of fire extinguishing materials are questioned, and recommendations are made to increase them.
Airport X-ray Screening Technology Becomes a Viable Explosives Detector 6 pages. [PDF 63K]
Science has breathed life into what was once thought an obsolete technology. Dual-energy beams, backscatter techniques, color displays and other scientific advances have made X-ray the near-term explosives finder.
The Rapid Runway Entry 4 pages. [PDF 49K]
The case is made to utilize high-speed runway entries, similar to high-speed exits, as a means of reducing runway occupancy time and avoiding conflict between landing and departing traffic.
New Do’s and Don’ts about Aircraft Fueling 4 pages. [PDF 25K]
A review of basic safety concerns involved in aviation fuel handling, provides emphasis on some significant changes to industry standards.
International Helicopter Guidelines Become Effective 4 pages. [PDF 25K]
Newly implemented ICAO helicopter standards and recommended practices aim to improve the safety of rotorcraft operations around airports and population centers.