Accession Number : ADA475907


Title :   Securing the Aviation Transportation System


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA


Personal Author(s) : Oldham, Paul


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/get-tr-doc/pdf?AD=ADA475907


Report Date : DEC 2007


Pagination or Media Count : 93


Abstract : The vulnerability of the Aviation Transportation System was once again highlighted on September 11 2001. Hijacking was not a new phenomenon in aviation; it erupted in the late 1960s, hijackers used commercial airliners for transportation to Cuba. The hijack incidents slowly became more violent. Aviation security legislation and measures were championed after each major aviation hijack incident, but they were not always fully implemented. What was the status of aviation security leading up to 9/11? Have the improvements made to the Aviation Transportation System since 9/11 made the system less vulnerable? This thesis presents a comparative study of domestic aviation security measures applied to commercial passenger aviation. Security initiatives, the implementation of those initiatives, and security policies both pre and post 9/11 are described and examined in an effort to determine if the domestic Aviation Transportation System is more secure now than it was prior to September 11.


Descriptors :   *TRANSPORTATION , *SECURITY , *COMMERCIAL AVIATION , POLICIES , AERONAUTICS , DOMESTIC , PASSENGERS , AIRCRAFT HIJACKING , LEGISLATION , CUBA , THESES , VULNERABILITY , COMMERCIAL AIRCRAFT


Subject Categories : CIVILIAN AIRCRAFT
      CIVIL DEFENSE


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE