Key Dubai air giants sign joint agreement
Dubai Airports together with the Dubai Police General Department of Dubai Security has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with theInternational Air Travel Transport Association (IATA) and Airports CouncilInternational (ACI) to become part of their joint initiative on Smart Security.
The Smart Security initiative aims to bring specific and measurable improvements in security effectiveness, and operational efficiency at airport security checkpoints through better use of technology, process innovation, and the use of risk-based security concepts.
The MoU will pave the way for Dubai Airports, together with airlines, control authorities, regulators and solution providers, to benefit from the knowledge and lessons gained through trials and research activities at other participating airports.
Buti Qurwash, Vice President of Security at Dubai Airports, said: “To achieve our vision of being the best in customer experience as well as to provide the capacity to accommodate on-going and future growth, it is imperative that we look to new technologies and processes to significantly reduce wait times and avoid queuing wherever possible.
“Our participation in the Smart Security initiative of IATA and ACI is a big step in that direction.”
Muhammad Ali Albakri, IATA Regional Vice President, Africa and The Middle East, said: “We congratulate Dubai Airports and The Dubai Police General Department of Airport Security for their commitment to the introduction of the concept of Smart Security – a new global model for airport security – across Dubai’s airports.”