Major incidents that shaped aviation security

  • Michal KlenkaEmail author


This article is giving an overview about major incidents in civil aviation, that have shaped the aviation security policies over the course of time. It begins with industry threats and security breaches (hijackings and terrorism), the counter measures and policy decisions are giving an example of changing the aviation security. The article continues with analysing the impact of 9/11, but also the current threats to civil aviation and the international efforts in combating them. The objective is to analyse the impact of the incidents on the evolution of aviation security and find out whether industry has been reactive or proactive to aviation threat mitigation. This article concludes that the security methods are reactively implemented, and a proactive attitude of the stakeholders has to maintain it course towards the aviation security, as we believe the aviation will have an increasingly part in the future of transportation.


Aviation security Airport security Hijackings Terrorism 

JEL classification

K33 K38 



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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of International RelationsUniversity of Economics in BratislavaBratislavaSlovak Republic

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