Department of Marketing

Aviation Insecurity: The New Challenges of Air Travel

Andrew Thomas, The University of Akron

Abstract

The events of September 11 compelled the American public to look at air travel as much more than merely another way of getting from point A to point B. An industry that was previously viewed as a routine component of modern transport is now seen as both a vital national asset and vulnerable security risk. In this probing critique of aviation security since 9/11, Andrew Thomas, a globally recognised aviation security expert, examines the recent overhaul of the national aviation security system.