A high level of security is essential at the airport and on the plane. In ARINC's view, security is interwoven into every aspect of commercial aviation, from passenger reservations through the final delivery of baggage—and we include the security of airport facilities and the aircraft themselves.
Passenger handling is the most visible security focus. ARINC is constantly enhancing the security component of its passenger handling systems and other systems we are called upon to integrate. ARINC's vMUSE passenger check-in and boarding system now allows high-speed, automated entry of passport data and related travel documentation. ARINC technology moves baggage securely, using computer-generated tags and passenger-to-bag matching techniques to reconcile every bag—whether it was collected at the airport, the hotel, or at home—with a passenger.
ARINC's ultrareliable AviNet® network connects airlines, airports, and aviation control authorities worldwide with a single-pipe, industry-wide capacity to move immigration data, reservations, travel documentation, and approval information quickly and efficiently.
To protect airport facilities, ARINC draws from a full range of intrusion detection, baggage, and access control technologies to secure airport perimeters and monitor sensitive areas. These technologies include surveillance cameras; microwave, infrared, and vibration intrusion sensing; and e-field monitoring. ARINC's local networks can immediately notify airport response centers of any possible threat.
Anonymity is a primary weapon of those who would threaten aviation security. ARINC defends the industry with an identity management system, ARINC IdMS, to accurately recognize passengers and employees. Public/private key technologies verify the identity of predesignated individuals. ARINC provides distributed and hosted configurations for the Cockpit Access Security System (CASS), which allows airline gate attendants to quickly determine whether an aircraft operator employee from a participating airline is authorized to access an aircraft’s cockpit jumpseat. Using biometrics, security-enabled kiosks, and protected databases, ARINC provides effective positive identification and background data to allow passengers and workers to move safely through the system.