Accession Number:

ADA303844

Title:

Systems Analysis of the Federal Aviation Administration's K-9 Program.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION WASHINGTON DC OFFICE OF AVIATION RESEARCH

Report Date:

1995-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

51.0

Abstract:

The Federal Aviation Administrations FAA K-9 Program has been a formal program within the FAA for over 23 years. The local law enforcement uses FAA sponsored K-9 teams to search the aircraft operations area AOA at U.S. airports for clandestine explosives if a threat has been indicated. K-9 explosive detection teams are the only mobile detection system currently employed by the FAA for the detection of explosives within the AOA. The FAA has sponsored an initiative to improve effective training techniques for the dogs, handlers, and K-9 teams. The FAA K-9 Program is a complex system consisting of three subsystems initial training, operational training, and annual certifications. The analysis required that each subsystem be observed, potential problems identified, and solutions recommended to strengthen the program.

Subject Categories:

  • Terminal Flight Facilities
  • Humanities and History
  • Biology
  • Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE