First Published in 1999. The recent conviction of Ramzi Ahmed Yousef for plotting what prosecutors called '48 hours of terror in the sky' by conspiring to bomb a dozen US airliners, the increasing number of man portable SAM attacks on aircraft, and the recent crash of a hijacked Ethiopian airliner off the Comoro Islands causing 127 deaths, show that aviation confronts a wide range of security threats. The aim of this volume, published ten years after Lockerbie, is to assess the changing threats to aviation security. It is a sad fact that despite major efforts by certain states to enhance security, much more needs to be done to remedy weaknesses in international aviation security if further Lockerbies are to be prevented. The contributors examine threats and vulnerabilities in the light of recent developments in aviation security and consider the prospects for strengthening the response at national and international levels. The study is of obvious relevance not only to security and academic specialists but also to the international civil aviation community and national policy makers.

chapter 1|8 pages


ByPaul Wilkinson, Brian M. Jenkins

chapter 2|18 pages

Attacks on Civil Aviation: Trends and Lessons

ByAriel Merari

chapter 3|23 pages

The Politics of Aviation Terrorism

ByPeter ST. John

chapter 4|4 pages

Aircraft Sabotage

ByBrian M. Jenkins

chapter 5|16 pages

Aviation Security and Terrorism

An Analysis of the Potential Threat to Air Cargo Integrators
ByBruce Hoffman

chapter 6|13 pages

The Missile Threat to Civil Aviation

ByMarvin B. Schaffer

chapter 8|11 pages

Aviation Security in the United States

ByBrian M. Jenkins

chapter 9|22 pages

Aviation Security Before and After Lockerbie

ByOmar Malik

chapter 10|13 pages

A Statement on Behalf of the UK Families Group – Flight 103

ByJim Swire

chapter 11|20 pages

Enhancing Global Aviation Security?

ByPaul Wilkinson