By Bartholomew Elias

The reaction of the U.S. federal govt to the occasions of September eleven, 2001 has mirrored the problem of remarkable a stability among imposing security features to discourage terrorist assaults whereas whilst restricting disruption to air trade. Airport and Aviation safeguard: U.S. coverage and process within the Age of world Terrorism is a complete reference that examines the continual threats to aviation safety that led as much as the terrorist assaults of September eleventh, describes next terror plots opposed to aviation resources, and explores U.S. efforts to counter and mitigate those threats. Addressing the place of birth safeguard demanding situations dealing with the U.S. within the age of terrorism, this article explores: safety protocol sooner than 9-11 Precursors to Sept. 11 The emerging chance of Al Qaeda Tactical and congressional reaction to Sep 11, together with new laws the wider context of probability evaluation Intelligence amassing Airport defense, together with passenger, luggage, and worker screening Airline in-flight security features Airport perimeter safety the specter of shoulder-fired missiles safety for GA (general aviation) operations and airports starting with a old backdrop describing the sunrise of the age of world terrorism within the Nineteen Sixties and carrying on with up until eventually the current time, the publication demonstrates the wide social and political context underlying fresh adjustments within the aviation protection method as an instantaneous results of the Sep 11 assaults. assurance examines ongoing threats and vulnerabilities to the aviation infrastructure, together with an exploration of ways prior terrorist incidents have come to form U.S. coverage and process.

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The most famous of these incidents was, of course, the November 24, 1971, hijacking of a Northwest Orient Airlines Boeing 727 by a man who called himself Dan Cooper. The hijacker ordered the plane to fly to its intended destination of Seattle, where he demanded $200,000 and four parachutes. After releasing all on board, except for the flight crew and one stewardess, he ordered the airplane to fly at low altitude and low speed to Mexico with planned fuel stops in Reno, Nevada, and Yuma, Arizona.

A small force of 100 guards was immediately deployed on Pan Am and TWA international flights on routes considered to be high risk. Deployment of additional armed sky marshals, however, would have to await additional funding authority from Congress. The tax increases to pay for the sky marshals and other aviation security enhancements were not an easy sell. While there was widespread support for enhancing aviation security, domestic ticket taxes had just been raised from 5% to 8% and a new $3 head tax had been established for international flights in July 1970 as part of a trust fund revenue package to pay for expansion of the nation’s airports and airways.

The flight was diverted to London Heathrow where Khaled was held. Three days later, a BOAC flight departing Bahrain was hijacked and also brought to Dawson’s Field for use in bargaining with the British government for Khaled’s release. On September 11th, amid growing violence between Palestinian Fedayeen, including PFLP and Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) members, and the Jordanian military, most of the hostages were released. The following day, September 12, all three aircraft at Dawson’s Field were destroyed by the PFLP terrorists.

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