The final field test of H2020 project FLYSEC took place with great success at Luxembourg Airport from Feb 19tth – 22nd, 2018. Luxembourg Airport (IATA: LUX) is the main airport in Luxembourg. Previously called Luxembourg Findel Airport, due to its location at Findel, it is Luxembourg's only international airport, having served some 3.6 million passengers in 2017. A great achievement for the project and EU funded research, the FLYSEC system and applications were deployed and tested in the main operational terminal of the airport, offering end to end monitoring, security, innovative passenger services and C2 functions from the entrance, through the security checkpoint and up to the departure gates. The field test engaged actual LuxAirport Security Personnel and professionals, following step by step training on the FLYSEC system and components. With the final field test in Luxembourg Airport, FLYSEC successfully showcased an integrated implementation of IATA/ACI's Smart Security concept for the Airport security of the future.
Congratulations to all consortium members and many thanks to the Luxembourg Airport management and staff for an excellent collaboration.
During the week of 20th-24th February, 2017 the project partners met at Schönhagen Airport to set-up and integrate all technical components and software modules for a Proof-of-Concept.
A week of hard work was crowned with success! Four scenarios describing typical occurrences in an airport terminal were tested to the full satisfaction of the project partnership, the Project Officer and external Reviewer who attended the tests and guests from the German Federal Police.
The Assessors of the tests came to very positive conclusions as well.
This also includes the FLYSEC mobile app, which was found very useful by the first passengers who had the opportunity to try and also by the staff of security services on site.
The FLYSEC partners wish to thank the large number of movie extras, suppliers of technical equipment and the Airport Management and team who contributed to successful testing as well.
Furthermore, we thank all companies based on the airport for their understanding and patience regarding any disturbances due to noise and unusual trouble caused by our tests and movie documentation.
At 17th-18th January, 2017 FLYSEC had its Mid-Term Review Meeting at the Directorate General for Migration and Home Affairs of the European Commission. The progress of the project was presented to the Project Officer and the external reviewer who is supporting the Commission services.
Nearly 50 Deliverables were reviewed and it was found that FLYSEC is well on track to achieve its objectives.
Attention was given to ease dissemination and exploitation of results of the EU restricted project. Furthermore, the future collaboration with the Stakeholders Advisory Group was discussed and an exchange of experiences with other projects in the sphere of “Secure societies – protecting freedom and security of Europe and its citizens” was endorsed.
At 27th July and 2nd August FLYSEC partners met at Schönhagen airport (ICAO code: EDAZ) in close proximity to Berlin.
Schönhagen airport is one of the most important general aviation airports in Germany and the largest in the new federal states. The airport is optimally developed for business aviation. In the category of aircraft up to 12 tonnes in maximum take-off weight (MTOW) Schönhagen is also becoming the most important alternative airport for the new Berlin Brandenburg International Airport (BER). Schönhagen is not just an airport, but also a resource for attracting businesses, research, conferences, events, and innovative technologies.
FLYSEC partners and the airport management discussed opportunities to implement technical solutions developed by the project for testing and technical validation. It is intended to use parts of the airport administration building, conference centre and gastronomical facilities to perform testing from Autumn onwards.
FLYSEC partner ICTS Europe participted as an exhibitor at the British-Irish Airports EXPO at NEC Birmingham at 7-8 June 2016. The event is bringing together airports and suppliers to exchange experiences, to network and to support procurement.
At its exhibition booth, ICTS presented the FLYSEC project along with its core services.
Following to the first year of its duration, the FLYSEC consortium met in Tel Aviv at 18-19 May 2016 to introduce the achievements so far to the European Commissions Project Officer Tjien-Khoen Liem in its first Review Meeting.
It was assumed that FLYSEC is well on track. In the context of an applied trusted passenger concept, the potential of the FLYSEC airport app to increase passenger flow at an airport was demonstrated in a simulation. Consequently, FLYSEC will prepare testing of its integrated approach in the operational environment of an airport.
With respect to ethics, privacy and data protection, FLYSEC is following the non-discrimination principles as required by the directive 95/46EC.
The FLYSEC flyer has been published. It covers general information about the project, presents the FLYSEC System Architecture, the Overall Security Concept and the Secure Tunnels Scenario. The flyer is available for download in the documents section.
The FLYSEC project hosted the first Stakeholder Advisory Group meeting on the 19. February 2016 in Berlin. At the premises of the Embry-Riddle University, the SAG members discussed the FLYSEC Overall Security Concept, the embedment in the FLYSEC System Architecture and the Secure Tunnels Scenario. The project partners gained important expert input from the stakeholders, who contributed with insight of their experience and from practical guidance. The FLYSEC project would like to thank the SAG members for their participation and the fruitful discussion.
The second official FLYSEC consortium meeting takes place during the 16.-17. November 2015 in Athens. After the first 6 months of work, the partnership gathers to elaborate and discuss the status of ongoing activities in each work package and the results achieved so far. Each work package leader presents the plan for the next 6 months and presents the deliverables and milestones status as well as risks & issues. The workshop will be accompanied by selected members of the Stakeholder Advisory Group and will end with a concluding session and round table discussion.
The FLY-SEC project successfully took off with the official kick-off meeting that has been held on 10.-11. June 2015 at the premises of the National Center for Scientific Research “Demokriots” in Athens. Accompanied by the Project- and Financial Officer from the European Commission, all FLY-SEC partners presented their contribution and kick started the project work in all work packages by discussing the task distribution, the way ahead and next steps. The kick-off meeting has been followed up by a work package 1 workshop. The agenda and a list of participants can be found in the download area.