AusALPA: Additional airport security measures for ground staff and passengers required

2 August, 2017

Australian Airline Pilots' Association (AusALPA) called (02-Aug-2017) for changes to airport security to bring Australia's aviation security regime up to world's best practice. AusALPA president Captain Murray Butt stated: "While airline crews, passengers and air-side retail staff were thoroughly screened, other airport workers were not. We believe it would enhance airport security if all airline staff who have access to aircraft, were screened to the same level as personnel entering through the terminal." AusALPA is also concerned that passengers can board domestic flights without adequate ID checks. [more - original PR]