The September 11, 2001 attacks imposed a new look at the terrorist threat against civil aviation and showed the vulnerability of European aviation security by the lack of a common policy in this sector. The European Union developed since then terrorism prevention and trans- port protection (understood as critical infra-structures) through the expansion of the European normative framework and the institutional architecture, hence securitizing the multifaceted sector of civil aviation. This article intends, in the first part, to analyze the evolution of aviation security by outlining the threats, the institutional architecture and the global dynamics of the aviation sector; and in the second part, given the challenges of aviation security it aims to question the need for a European Strategy for Aviation Security.
|Translated title of the contribution||Terrorism in civil aviation: perspectives for a European strategy of aviation security|
|Number of pages||24|
|Journal||Nação e Defesa|
|Publication status||Published - 2014|