Accession Number : ADA181331

Title :   Effectiveness of the Civil Aviation Security Program.

Descriptive Note : Semiannual rept. no. 25, 1 Jul-31 Dec 86.

Corporate Author : FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION WASHINGTON DC OFFICE OF CIVIL AVIATION SECURI TY

Report Date : MAY 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 27

Abstract : This 25th Semiannual Report to Congress on the Effectiveness of the Civil Aviation Security Program is submitted in accordance with section 315(a) of the Federal Aviation Act of 1958. This section requires that a semiannual report be submitted concerning the effectiveness of air carrier passenger screening procedures. It presents a concise picture of the nationwide effectiveness of the procedures used to screen passengers and their carry-on items prior to boarding scheduled and public charter flights, as well as visitors desiring access to sterile air terminal passenger boarding areas. This report also presents a summary of the assessments conducted to determine the effectiveness of the security measures at foreign airports served by U.S. air carriers, foreign airports from which foreign air carriers serve the United States, foreign airports which pose a high risk of introducing danger to international air travel, and such other foreign airports as the Secretary of Transportation may deem appropriate. These assessments were conducted pursuant to the International Security and Development Cooperation Act of 1985 (Public Law 99-83) which amended section 1115 of the Federal Aviation Act of 1958. In addition, this report includes a summary of the activities of the Federal Air Marshals and the changes in security measures which were instituted during 1986 to prevent or deter terrorist and other criminal acts against civil aviation.

Descriptors :   *CIVIL AVIATION, *SECURITY, *COMMERCIAL AVIATION, AIR TRANSPORTATION, PASSENGERS, AIRPORTS, FOREIGN, AIR, INTERNATIONAL, TRAVEL, UNITED STATES, HIGH RATE, RISK, INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS, STERILIZATION, TERMINAL FLIGHT FACILITIES, AVIATION SAFETY, SECURITY PERSONNEL, TERRORISM, BOMBS, AIRCRAFT HIJACKING, PASSENGER AIRCRAFT, SABOTAGE

Subject Categories : Military Aircraft Operations
      Commercial and General Aviation
      Defense Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE