Research will be aimed at enhancing protection measures including preventing hostile action and aircraft misuse. Topics will include security measures in the cabin and cockpit designs and automatic control, as well as security aspects of airspace management and airport operations.
The aim is to make a successful attack of any kind on an aircraft causing injury, loss, damage or disruption to travellers or other citizens impossible. This research theme will address aircraft security systems including cockpit and cabin monitoring and protection, as well as controlled aircraft operation and landing from the ground, secured airspace management and communication networks, as well as airport security systems. Protection of aircraft and passengers is paramount and the systems will include improved data and identification methods, auto recovery and improved security design of aircraft. The theme corresponds to ACARE’s Ultra Secure Air Transport System High Level Target Concept.