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ACI and Green Light to offer new course on behavioural analysis for passenger screening and insider threat management

Montreal, 12 April 2016 – Airports Council International (ACI) and Green Light Limited, a London-based security training and consulting company, signed an agreement on 17 March to collaborate on a new behavioural analysis course for passenger screening and insider threat management. The aim of the course is to enhance the effectiveness of airport security programmes through a robust curriculum taught by experts in the field of airport security.

For nearly two decades, Green Light has been an advocate of logical passenger risk assessment and has taught non-discriminatory profiling techniques to airport screeners, aircrew and management personnel around the globe. The Green Light solution, grounded in baselining, has been embraced by regulatory authorities and industry as a methodology which aims to identify all manner of threats.

Through practical exercises and real-life scenarios, the Behavioural Analysis for Passenger Screening and Insider Threat Management course from ACI and Green Light Limited aims to teach airport security professionals not only how to effectively identify threats, but also how to resolve their concerns through questioning techniques. The course, taught over 5 days (40 hours) in a classroom setting, will be available beginning in the third quarter of this year.

“Airports can no longer rely on traditional airport screening checkpoints as the sole safeguard against those with criminal intent,” said Philip Baum, Managing Director, Green Light. “We welcome the opportunity to work with the ACI to increase the effectiveness of behavioural analysis techniques within the arsenal of procedures and technologies designed to safeguard the industry.”

“Security is a high priority for ACI and its members,” said Angela Gittens, Director General, ACI World. “Behavioural detection and questioning techniques can help airports, airlines and security staff identify potential threats, and provide an important addition to the security measures available. Training is a critical element for all airport staff, especially those involved in security. Through the addition of this course to the ACI portfolio, we hope to be able to offer many more airports the ability to benefit from behaviour detection techniques.”

Notes to editors

1. Airports Council International (ACI), the trade association of the world’s airports, was founded in 1991 with the objective of fostering cooperation among its member airports and other partners in world aviation, including the International Civil Aviation Organization, the International Air Transport Association and the Civil Air Navigation Services Organization. In representing the best interests of airports during key phases of policy development, ACI makes a significant contribution toward ensuring a global air transport system that is safe, secure, efficient and environmentally sustainable. For more information on ACI, please click here.

2. ACI Global Training is the world’s leading provider of airport management and operations education, offering executive leadership, professional accreditation, subject-matter competency and personalized in-house training courses, as well as a wide range of web-based coursework. To learn more, please click here.

3. Green Light Limited is a London-based security training and consulting company that was established in February 1996. All programmes and services offered are customised to clients’ needs, reflect the current threat environment and consider future attack scenarios, as well as those of yesteryear. Be it training or consultancy, Green Light aims to ensure that common sense is the lowest common denominator. The solutions it proffers aim to reflect national and international standards, while developing individual and corporate mindsets that are not excessively reliant on tick-box exercises. For more information on Green Light Limited, please click here.

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Media contact

Ryan White
Manager, Communications
ACI World
Telephone: +1 514 373 1226