- Jeffrey C. Price: Airports are lacking the same post 9/11 safety upgrades that airplanes have
- Both an increased police presence and a proper training of airport staff are important steps to improve safety, he writes
Jeffrey C. Price is a professor of aviation management at Metropolitan State University of Denver, and lead author of "Practical Aviation Security: Predicting and Preventing Future Threats." The views expressed are his own.
(CNN)The recent attack at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport calls into question of how well our airports are protecting the public areas. In the history of aviation, there have been well over 1,000 attacks on airplanes, mostly using bombs, sabotage and hijackings. However, there have only been a few dozen direct attacks on the airport.