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Three Thai airports may not meet international safety inspection standards

 

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BANGKOK: -- Three large provincial Thai airports face problems after it was revealed that they may not meet international standards for security.

 

If the airports fail a mid year inspection by international aviation authorities they could be closed to international travel both incoming and outgoing.

 

The airports concerned are Krabi, Udon Thani and Surat Thani.

 

The Universal Security Audit Program is due to inspect 11 Thai airports in June and July of this year. USAP monitors member state's security performance, reports Thairath.

 

Without their rubber stamp international flights cannot land or depart from an airport.

 

Thai government officials are concerned that the installation of new X-ray machines to detect weapons at the three airports will not be fully operational. They said the machines will only be fully functional by October.

 

Somsak Hommuang of the communications ministry has ordered the creation of a committee to oversee the airports' efforts to comply with international regulations.

 

Thai Rath reported that the Thai Airport Authority that oversees all 11 airports due to be inspected were "ready but concerned".

 

The airports concerned may have to prove their systems will be in place without them actually being ready at the time of the mid year inspection.

 

Source: Thairath

 
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Well they could have seen that one coming don't they?

 

If it's the law to have those scanners than why don't they have them yet?  And if they have them how hard can it be to turn them on and connect a conveyer belt to them? 

 

Just buy/borrough them from another airport somewhere...

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20 minutes ago, fruitman said:

Well they could have seen that one coming don't they?

 

If it's the law to have those scanners than why don't they have them yet?  And if they have them how hard can it be to turn them on and connect a conveyer belt to them? 

 

Just buy/borrough them from another airport somewhere...

 

Small correction: it's not the law. But I agree that they knew a long time about this, it's nothing new. Plus they have half a year to order and install a handful of machines, can't be that hard...

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Does the main airport in BK meet international security standards?  Last time I saw a press release from Europe they had concerns over the big S

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2 hours ago, webfact said:

The airports concerned may have to prove their systems will be in place without them actually being ready at the time of the mid year inspection.

 

may as well plant a few photos of them in the airport instead....What is the point of having them in place if they are not operational....:crazy:

Also, as a previous poster commented.....what a great piece of intel served on a plate to the terrorists....:clap2:

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Is this really a surprise to anyone? When their flagship airports and carriers are suspect, the regional ones must be far worse.

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I don't read Thai, but is this 3 out of 3? Can this streak be kept going and make it 11 out of 11?

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1 hour ago, HiSoLowSoNoSo said:

Thai government officials are concerned that the installation of new X-ray machines to detect weapons at the three airports will not be fully operational. They said the machines will only be fully functional by October.

 

What a great tip to all terrorists!

 

 

My homecountry has many tv-reporters who like to check such things out in person (loaded with hidden camera's).

They already did some airports and broadcasted it on national tv.

 

They even go a step further and just try to avoid the whole security by taking backdoors and using stupid excuses to get entrance to them. 

I've seen them planting a huge "bomb" inside a plane which was parked at the gate and after that they went to ask the management how on earth it was possible they could do that with so much security.

 

Of course a few days later the whole securitysystem was changed and upgraded.

 

Would be fun to see them in Thailand, they already have been here to show some scams which have been on national tv already.

 

Yes you're right, how can they say such things in public...it's an open invitation for any terrorist. It shows again the lack of safety by thai government and officials.

 

To be sure i understand it right, it means that today i can take an international flight from named airports and they don't have the scanner to look through/in my suitcase right? I have never in my life been on an airport without the scanners and i've flown a lot, worldwide.

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