The Association of Independent

Aviation Security Professionals


In The Media


“Brussels Shows Vulnerability of Airports to Terror Attacks”, Mar 22, 2016, Associated Press (Laird, Harris)


Airports could beef up security because of new explosives threat” June 30, 2014, Washington Post, (Laird)

“A Personal View, Aviation Security International. Feb 2014, Vol 20, Issue 1. ASI-1402-Personal View.pdf Wolff


Cargo Screening - Any Improvement?” Steve Wolff, Aviation Security International. Oct 2013, Vol 19, Issue 5.ASI-1310-Cargo SWolff.pdf

Hardball with Chris Matthews” Terror in Boston


“Are we ignoring the “Risk” in Risk Based Screening”, Steve Wolff, Aviation Security International, Aug 2012, Vol 8, Issue 4. ASI-1208-AVSEC-Op Wolff Final.pdf

“TSA sets deadline for '100 percent' screening of cargo on US-bound passenger flights”, (Laird), usnews.nbcnews. com

“New Law Clears the Way for Airports to Drop TSA Screeners”, (Laird), NYtimes. com


“9/11 Ten Years Later: Securing Airlines After the Terrorist Attacks”, (Kosatka), MontgomeryNews. com

The Final Word - A Personal View”, Cathal Flynn, Aviation Security International, Jun 2011, Vol 17, Issue 3. ASI Article Personal_View-Flynn.pdf

“Aviation Security Soaring: The Sky’s The Limit”, (Kosatka), A&S Internatinoal, Jun 2011. Sky is the Limit-Kosatka.pdf

“10 Things the TSA Won't Tell You”, Wall St. Journal, Smart Money (Huey, Kosatka, Laird), WSJ, Smart Money

“The Face Of A System Failure”, The Boston Globe, 5th March 2011, The Boston Globe, (Laird)

IATA Pushing for Airport Checkpoints That Focus on “Bad People”, TR2 Defense Terror Response Technology Report, (Wolff) Defense Daily Article TR2_010511.pdf


“Cabin Baggage Screening: Best Practices and Effective Technologies”, Aviation Security International, August 2010, Vol 16, Issue 4 (Wolff). ASI Article - Cabin Baggage 0810.pdf

New concerns arise over body scanners”, Los Angeles Times, June 11th 2010 (Laird, Kosatka): LA

U.S. Changes Passenger-Screening Rules”, All Things Considered, National Public Radio.  April 2nd 2010 (Laird): NPR All Things Considered

People In The Know: Airport Security”, China Radio International. February 9th, 2010 (Laird):

Rethinking Airport Security”, National Public Radio ( January 12, 2010 (Wolff): KUER Interview.mp3

Christmas Bomber Indictment”. 8 January 2010 (Johnson) CNN (Youtube)

Published Articles


Air marshals: Canada's secret weapons in war on terror”, (Laird), April 4, 2010, The

What we can learn from the Christmas Day bombing attempt”, (Flynn, with Butterworth, Jenkins), March 26, 2010. Washington Post

Airport-security plan calls for 500 body scanners in '11” Feb 2 (Laird) USA Today


The Final Word - A Personal View”, Steve Wolff, Aviation Security International, Jun 2009, Vol 15, Issue 3. ASI Arcticle: Personal View.pdf

Checkpoint Ancillaries: Enhancing the Screening Operation”, Steve Wolff,  Aviation Security International, Feb 2009 Vol 15 Issue 1. ASI Article: Checkpoint Ancillaries.pdf

Is Jim DeMint Undermining Airport Security to Bust Unions?” 31 December 2009 (Laird)


X-Ray: Still a Role To Play In Baggage Screening?”, Steve Wolff,  Aviation Security International, Oct 2008 Vol 14 Issue 5. Cover Article X-ray Role.pdf


Flying High, Flying Safe”, Steve Wolff. NBC International Magazine. May 2007.  NBC Int'l Article.pdf

Passenger Screening, Any Improvements?”, Steve Wolff,  Aviation Security International, Feb 2007 Vol 12 Issue 8.  ASI Article: Passenger Screening.pdf


The Liquid Bomb Threat. Heathrow Plot Highlights Need for Improved Checkpoint Screening”, Steve Wolff, Norman Shanks. Aviation Safety Week. Aug 2006, Vol. 20 No. 33. ASW: Liquid Bomb Threat.pdf

Cabin Baggage Screening, Any Improvements?”, Steve Wolff,  Aviation Security International, Feb 2006 Vol 12 Issue 1. ASI Article: Cabin Bag-Wolff.pdf