Smiths Detection has launched a new website, Aviation Insider, to cater to the safety requirements of the aviation sector.

Designed to offer best practise in aviation security and encourage discussions, Aviation Insider includes informed, expert opinions and articles written by renowned figures of the industry.

The newly launched online portal will also help counter threats to airports and technologies.

"The world’s 2,200 airports are facing unprecedented security threats."

Besides being an industry hub for opinion, Aviation Insider further aims to facilitate flying with minimum delays and maximum safety.

Smiths Detection aviation global market director Cameron Mann said: “The series of attacks on airports over the past two years is evidence of the fact that the world’s 2,200 airports are facing unprecedented security threats.

“Taking an integrated approach to aviation security, from kerb to gate, has never been more important. This has been recognised by IATA and ACI with their Smart Security scheme, and is also at the core of Smiths Detection’s approach to provide integrated airport security solutions.

“The benefits of a joined-up approach are considerable. Airport operators need to consider passenger experience, operational efficiency and security effectiveness when developing their security processes. They are interrelated and need to be considered together so that airports can streamline their operations and reap the benefits of improved efficiency and productivity.”

Smiths Detection currently designs and manufactures sensors that detect and identify explosives, weapons, chemical agents, biohazards, nuclear and radioactive material, narcotics, and contraband.

The company also provides customised aviation solutions to help airports boost their security.