in Security

Advances in aviation security set to go on trial across the UK

Posted 10 June 2019 · Add Comment

Government funding worth up to £1 million has been made available to enable pioneering aviation security solutions to be tested and trialled in a variety of environments which could include sports venues, shopping centres, museums and airports.



Above: Inside an aiport, showing departures and passengers.
Courtesy DASA


The Future Aviation Security Solutions (FASS) programme is a joint initiative between the Department for Transport (DfT) and Home Office. It will award the funding to suppliers through the Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) to cover the costs of testing and trialling their prototypes.

The funding is part of a government commitment to further strengthen aviation security and support the development of solutions that could lead to increased security effectiveness, shorter queues and faster more efficient screening at airports.

It will allow those with innovative ideas capable of enhancing aviation security to bid for the opportunity to potentially trial their concept in a public or live airport environment, or put it through further testing in a laboratory to determine its detection capability.

Innovators can often struggle to access the materials and facilities that can help them gather the real-world data needed to take their pioneering ideas forward. The FASS programme understands that testing and trialling are crucial parts of the development process and this competition will support innovators to gain access to the materials and facilities they need.

FASS is designed to encourage, fund and support the development of innovative technology to deliver a step change in aviation security. Its aim is to deliver solutions to aviation security challenges that can be deployed at checkpoints.

 

* required field

Post a comment

Other Stories
Advertisement
Latest News

CFMS study bolsters business case for regional electric aircraft

A new study from the Centre for Modelling & Simulation (CFMS), a not-for-profit specialist in digital engineering, has helped the aerospace industry move a step closer to the development of regional electric aircraft.

Industry poll shows gradual aviation recovery

The consensus from a major industry poll conducted as part of FlightPlan: Charting a Course into the Future - an online broadcast by Inmarsat and the Airline Passenger Experience Association (APEX) - has highlighted that the commercial

Two Rivers Recruitment hires Marion McColl

Marion McColl, a highly experienced recruitment sector consultant, has joined the team at rapidly expanding Glasgow-based aerospace and defence recruitment specialist, Two Rivers.

MoD signs £65m contract for Protector

A £65 million contract to build the UK’s first three Protector aircraft, the first UK operated system capable of strike missions anywhere in the world, has been signed by the Ministry of Defence (MoD).

Young people tackle Earth's problems from space

Some of the UK’s best and brightest young minds have been awarded for their imaginative ideas to combat global and local problems using space.

DASA Countering Drones Phase 2 competition gains extra funding

An additional £1.5 million funding is being allocated to the Defence and Security Accelerator’s (DASA) Countering Drones competition.

Getac SK2606280920
See us at
DVD 2020