Participants at the recent Global Airport Leaders’ Forum have urged operators to plan for the future of aviation security by embracing new technologies.

Suggestions made included bridging the communication and collaboration gaps between airports, airlines, government authorities and law enforcement agencies, strengthening the critical lines of communication and initiating cross-party collaboration.

The Forum – which took place at the recent Airport Show in Dubai – also urged the industry to share best practices by identifying case studies of effective collaboration.

The Airport Security Technology panel urged the industry to leverage AI-driven cyber security solutions, 5G, IoT and facial recognition systems to optimise safety and security at airports, and to embrace the latest technology to expedite the movement of passengers while maintaining the highest security standards.

“Airport operators should understand the importance of viewing passengers as customers and treating their time accordingly. They should invest in technology for digital identity and biometrics for seamless international travel, future-proof body scanners to enhance security measures without compromising on privacy,” said Shantanu Gangakhedkar, senior consultant, aerospace and defence, Frost & Sullivan.

The forum also discussed measures to manage the shortage of skilled labour in aviation.

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