New security measures are needed at European airports in the face of an increase in passenger numbers, Airports Council International (ACI) Europe has stated.
During discussions between US and European representatives, it was agreed by the organisation that an improvement in the effectiveness of aviation security is needed.
Robert O’Meara, ACI Europe’s communications manager, said after the talks that "new technically advanced, efficient and cost-effective systems and procedures are required" as passenger traffic figures continue their recovery.
"We believe that it is possible to maintain the integrity of the security chain through advancements in security technology and a more efficient approach," he explained.
Mr O’Meara went on to say that the current system is "mainly reactive" and that there is "little appreciation" of how new regulations affect the overall aviation system.
According to the European Regions Airline Association, anti-terrorist security measures need to have a greater emphasis of detection of intent rather than detection of means.