The issue of security at airports is traditionally of great importance. Airports are vulnerable infrastructures, as many people are located in a confined space. For this reason, airports are carefully controlled and protected by appropriate security measures. To ensure security, aviation organizations and airport operators are required to use security management systems.
Within the FLuSs project, a new security management concept has been developed, which enhances airport security by increasing security levels from the outer regions towards the centre of the airport.
On the example of Frankfurt am Main airport, relevant fields of action were identified in a first step. The developed solutions were assessed within a cost-benefit analysis. In addition, a list of measures has been created, specifying which security measures must be initiated at which time given a certain threat.
The added value of the new security management concept lies in its holistic approach: Various components such as technologies, processes and organization are optimized and integrated into an innovative overall concept. Both the security management concept and the cost-benefit model can be used not only for airports, but also for other modes of transport.
Findings of the study are published in detail by several final reports of the project partners (German only) which are available online via the German National Library of Science and Technology (TIB):
Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung (BAM):
European Center for Aviation Development – ECAD GmbH:
Fraunhofer Institute for High-Speed Dynamics, Ernst-Mach-Institut, EMI:
Industrieanlagen-Betriebsgesellschaft mbH (IABG):
Institut für Arbeits- und Sozialhygiene Stiftung Karlsruhe:
Siemens Enterprise Communication GmbH & Co. KG: