13 MAY 2019
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Ideas to enhance security at airports, the border and other screening locations are being sought in a new competition from the Home Office and Department for Transport – with a share of £4.5m funding at stake.
The competition is part of the wider Future Aviation Security Solutions (FASS) programme which aims to deliver a step-change in aviation security through innovative science and technology.
Academics and industry experts with pioneering ideas capable of producing the next generation of aviation and border security can apply for funding through the Future Screening for Aviation and Borders competition.
Aviation minister Baroness Vere said: “We have some of the world’s most advanced aviation security. We will continue to make it safer and easier for everyone using airports and we want innovative businesses to apply for funding to help us.”
Airport Operators Association chief executive Karen Dee added: “The CAA’s passenger survey shows high levels of satisfaction with aviation security screening in the UK, yet it remains a top reason people say flying can be a hassle.
“This competition is a welcome opportunity to address that, while ensuring UK aviation security remains world-class and continuously responds to the ever-evolving threat.”
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Keith Wallis, Faversham
One wonders how IATA's 2011 initiative, Checkpoint of the Future, can enter the mix? Or whether for space and security reasons it's now impractical?