International civil aviation is one of the most regulated industries. Carriers face both international and domestic regulatory structures whose purpose is to improve safety and efficiency. States are concerned with civil aviation for four main reasons:National Security;Economic Issues;Safety; andPrestige. Photo: 1970, Jordan --- Huge columns of smoke pour from the wreckage of three multimillion dollar international airlines destroyed by Palestine Liberation Organization guerillas at Dawson's Field in the Jordan desert. The planes, a BOAC VC10, a Swissair passenger airplane and TWA Boeing 707 were hijacked by the PLO during the preceding week. More than 200 passengers and crew are still in Arab custody in Amman while negotiations go on to exchange them for Arabs held in western jails. http://www.flickr.com/photos/feda2y/3510829366/Video: 2011 National Geographic DocumentaryS: aturday 12/24/1994 at about 11:00 Air-France Flight 8969 was hijacked by a…
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Table of Contents
- Introduction: Why Civil Aviation is Important to States
- Why target international civil aviation?
- The Tactical Environment
- The Three Phases of the Political Threat
- Al Qaeda
- International Civil Aviation Responses to Airline Attacks