September 11, 2018
Ross & Baruzzini has been selected by the Port of Seattle (Seattle Tacoma Airport) to perform an independent review of the airports response to an August 10th incident where an airline employee abducted an aircraft and subsequently crashed the aircraft.
Working with Sea-Tac stakeholders, Ross & Baruzzini will develop an After-Action Report (AAR) that evaluates the ports incident response in accordance with Department of Homeland Security standards. In addition, the AAR will include a review with industry stakeholders on potential mitigating measures that airports and airlines can adopt in order to lessen the chances that a similar event will occur.
Ross & Baruzzini performed analysis and developed a AAR for an active shooter incident that transpired on January 6, 2017 at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL). Analysis and recommendations developed in the AAR include actions which occurred in the hours after the event which were undertaken to resume airport operations. The resulting AAR was developed consistently with guidelines set forth in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP).
The Ross & Baruzzini security and operations team is currently engaged with multiple airports, including Lambert St. Louis International Airport, Philadelphia International Airport, and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, to provide emergency planning and disaster recovery plans based on the lessons learned in accordance with national standards. The team is also preparing incident command system training as well as participating with aviation operations and security standards committees providing this vital information to the industry as a whole.