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New technology enhances security
February 2018 5114

The year 2017 has been one of the best years for air travel when it came to safety and security. Airlines recorded zero accident deaths in commercial passenger jets according to Dutch consulting firm To70 and the Aviation Safety Network, a group that tracks air accidents. New technologies are changing the airport security landscape across the world. Airports in the Middle East, especially the UAE, have been at the forefront when it comes to adopting the latest security technologies.

More than $100 billion worth of airport-related projects are planned and underway across the Middle East and North Africa (Mena) region as governments look to update and expand their infrastructure.

The global airport security market is projected to grow seven percent a year CAGR until 2024, reaching a value of $16 billion, according to a report by Global Market Insights.

The International Air Transport Association (Iata) expects 7.8 billion passengers to travel in 2036, a time when the Middle East air passengers would reach the 517-million mark.

The UAE is projected to handle approximately 1.85 million flights in 2030 per annum. The Arabian Gulf airports are to handle 450 million passengers by 2020. 

The most future proof airport security products and services from around the world will be on display at an exhibition being organised as part of Airport Show in Dubai in May.

The three-day business to business (B2B) event will take place at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre (DICEC), a cutting-edge facility with multi-purpose halls. The Airport Show, organised by Reed Exhibitions, occupies three halls with a gross space of over 15,000 sqm.

With 7,500 attendees from over 90 countries, the Airport Show is as an ideal platform for the Middle East, Africa and South Asia’s aviation authorities to get first-hand knowledge on emerging aviation trends and technologies.

Airport Security Middle East will highlight the latest technology from biometrics, scanning, face recognition, border control, access control, CCTV and other security solutions from across the world.

The event will also include a dedicated conference with international and regional experts sharing the latest studies in a series of high-level presentations and panel discussions. Over 150 officials from airport security, immigration, customs and homeland security will be attending the conference, including senior security officials from Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, Oman, Bahrain and Saudi Arabia.

Daniyal Qureshi, Group Exhibitions Director, Reed Exhibitions Middle East commented: “The aviation industry’s growth brings its own set of threats which airports need to effectively handle. Smart Technology plays a major role in helping airports stay ahead of the constantly evolving threats.”  







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