Airport Security After 911 Essay

987 Words Dec 2nd, 2012 4 Pages
Paulo Roman Garcia Medrano

A research paper
Submitted to ERAU-Worldwide
In Partial fulfillment of the degree of Technical Management

Embry Riddle Aeronautical University


Researcher: Paulo Roman Garcia Medrano
Title: Airport Security Since
Institution: Embry Riddle Aeronautical University
Year: 2012
Since the tragedy of September 11, 2001 many changes have occurred in both the private and the government sector. Without a doubt the most changed and affected was the aviation industry especially when it comes to security. For example before 9/11 a person could expect to arrive at an airport 20 or 30 minutes before his or her flight and still make it on
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If approved for flying without an ID, the individual will be subject to extra screening of their person and their carry-on items
Changes were not only being made in the airports to keep a high level of security but in the aircraft as well, Cockpit doors on many aircraft are now strengthened and bulletproof to prevent unauthorized access. Unlike in previous years, passengers are generally prohibited from entering the cockpit during flight. Some aircraft are equipped with cameras, so the pilots can monitor the

Pg4 cabin activity. Pilots also have an option to carry a gun, but must be trained to use and operate it. In the US, more air marshals have been placed onto flights to improve security

The security measures imposed by the TSA after 9/11 make flying a much more tedious and longer process because of what many of us think of as unnecessary. But at the same time the TSA is doing what is necessary to guarantee safety and security to the people both in and out of the aircraft.
“More than 6 billion consecutive safe arrivals of airline passengers since the attacks on America on September 11th 2001 mean that whatever the annoying and seemingly obtuse airport-security measures may have been, they have been ultimately successful. However one measures the value of our resilient society careening through ten tumultuous years without the added drag of one or more industry-crushing and national psyche-devastating catastrophic

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