Are Background Checks Strict Enough in Aviation

Background checks for airside employees have changed beyond recognition since 9/11. But the recent hijacking of an Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 767-300 by its co-pilot, who Swiss authorities say diverted the aircraft to Geneva in order to claim asylum, shows that the extra security layers put in place over the last 13 years are by no means impenetrable.

Commercial Director

Runway Girl Network recently spoke to the commercial director of Procius, a UK-based firm that specialises in carrying out background checks on airside employees, to discuss how these checks are performed and whether anything more could be done to reduce the risk of ‘insider threats’ to…READ MORE