Bizav Accused of ‘Complacency’ Toward Security

 - November 2, 2007, 10:18 AM

“A troubling trend has developed that threatens to harm business aviation in unimaginable ways–complacency,” claims Aviation Security International. The Houston-based firm, which provides security information and training, said most flight departments fall “in the middle to low end” when it comes to aviation security. One of the weakest security links, according to ASI, is the FBO. “Flight departments do not spend enough time checking security at FBOs.” The understood confidentiality of an itinerary needs to be even more heightened when “traveling to regions where the [security] threat is more prevalent.” ASI concluded, “General aviation users like to think they enjoy a higher degree of security than those who fly the airlines. They do, but only if proper precautions are taken.”