Aviation security is a crucial factor that needs to be ensured in civil aviation industry. The dynamic environment and the evolving nature of aviation sector post-COVID makes it even more vulnerable to security threats. Safeguarding aviation has become critical for ensuring utmost security to the air travelers post-pandemic.
In order to mitigate the threats faced by the aviation sector in terms of security, adoption of data-analytics will become imperative for securing operations. Big data is emerging as a viable option, helping in streamlining the processes, with an assurance to keeping the data end-to-end secure and safe.
The emerging new technologies including CT walkways, biometrics system, advanced imaging technology, artificial intelligence, among others, are redefining civil aviation approach towards security. Some companies have started using this technology that has enabled a touch-free, accessible, seamless, time-efficient and paperless journey experience to the air travelers.
Today, the move towards digitization has become the need of the hour to maintain critical security data. Transformation like Quality Control Programme (QCP), AVSEC Circular and Orders, virtual training has become instrumental in transforming the verticals of security in aviation.
Incorporating data analytics will offer a seamless real-time update to the concerned employees. It will also help in data upgradation and data collection mechanism as all the operation will be digitized, making it sustainable for operation.
Multiple operational documents could be accessed easily, simplifying the process of security and concerns. Many countries have already started digitizing and modernizing their existing regulations in order to augment the smart security in aviation sector. International organizations, stakeholders, and cooperates are cooperating globally together and taking initiatives to create a smart security system.
In coming years, the need for a smarter security system would become more crucial than building bigger airports and aviation infrastructures to manage the potential increase in the number of passenger’s post-COVID. Deployment of latest innovations and technology will not only facilitate a seamless travel experience, but also ensure better safety and security standards for the travelers.