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Long-term collaboration aids security planning

22 May 2018

Airports in the Middle East are working together on a long-term basis to plan and anticipate emerging security threats, while dealing with near-term passenger traffic growth.

Beirut–Rafic Hariri International Airport in 2017 embarked on a five-year project to enhance security and ensure that the Lebanese airport meets European Union (EU) and US Transportation Security Agency (TSA) regulations.

“We’re installing [AS&E] Z Portal inspection systems to secure all entrances of the airport, including the cargo entrance. Other projects involve equipping the airport with 1,000 CCTV cameras, procuring 20 dual view x-ray systems, and a millimetre-wave body scanner,” said Hassan Mokachar, head of maintenance surveillance at the Lebanese Directorate General of Civil Aviation.

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