Aviation Security Review
The main observations are:
- The rise in Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) ownership and competitive costs have opened up the potential for hostile uses.
- Aircraft continue to fly over conflict zones, but current indicators are that weapons proliferation in the Middle East is unlikely to threaten commercial aviation.
- The industry supply chain is increasingly exposed to cyber-attacks, making increased investment in related security essential.
- Low oil prices may see some airlines undergo consolidation, with oil-dependent economies experiencing a downturn in passenger traffic.