Jump to content
New Hosting Read more... ×
BANGKOK 21 January 2019 10:25

Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

webfact

Three Thai airports may not meet international safety inspection standards

Recommended Posts

Three Thai airports may not meet international safety inspection standards

 

3p.jpg

Picture: Thairath

 

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

 
tvn_logo.jpg
-- © Copyright Thai Visa News 2017-01-12

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Somsak Hommuang of the communications ministry has ordered the creation of a committee

 

Just what is needed another ***** committee, what a bunch of muppets  :bah:  Pull your fingers out, you have 6 months for heavens sake !

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

typical of Thailand businesses, they know they have to have certain items/technology/licences to make them operational/legal/ abiding by the law but put profits first and put these items on hold for as long as possible to pocket more money then when they are caught out they complain and whinge. These machines should have been installed a long time ago to comply with the requirements but management was too busy pocketing all the profits, just make them a no go for any international flights but now that they have told everyone that they dont have the correct xray machines to detect weapons etc will we see a new problem emerge.....

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
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...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

what is the point? they will not be maintained properly and the people operating the devices will not be properly trained.

 

I am sure the alarm will be going off and everyone waved through. Just like at the malls and BTS.

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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!

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
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:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
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.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

Sponsors
×