Burns Aviation Team Leads Update to Industry’s Premier Security Guidelines

The National Safe Skies Alliance (Safe Skies) this week released an update to the Recommended Security Guidelines for Airport Planning, Design, and Construction through its Program for Applied Research in Airport Security (PARAS). Called upon for our deep expertise in aviation design principals, Burns security experts led the overhaul of this trusted guidance document. The… Read More

Aerial view of San Diego International Airport (SAN)

Burns Leads Technology Innovations at New San Diego International Airport Terminal

Burns will contribute our industry-leading expertise in technology systems and innovation to support the San Diego International Airport (SAN) Terminal 1 replacement program. The new 1.2-million-square-feet Terminal 1 will serve roughly half the passengers arriving at SAN. Among the information technology and communications services offered throughout the terminal, travelers will have access to a wide… Read More

Ravi Singh Joins Burns as Director, Los Angeles Region

Burns is thrilled to welcome Ravi H. Singh as Director, Los Angeles Region. Ravi is an aviation expert with over 15 years of experience in infrastructure program management, emerging technology integration, and policy development. After 13 years in Washington, DC, Ravi spent the last two years in Los Angeles’ Silicon Beach – home to more… Read More

PARAS Safe Skies Aviation Security Guidelines

Burns Leads Redevelopment of Recommended Aviation Security Guidelines for Safe Skies, PARAS Program

Security recommendations and best practices at airports are ever changing due to the dynamic and aggressive threats to facilities, staff, passengers, and operations. In addition, as airports are accessible, symbolic, have great economic significance and value, and high media imagery, any single attack can easily generate public anxiety. As a result, airports, airport operators and… Read More

Securing our Nation’s Aviation Infrastructure

Matthew Meier Talks New Camera Surveillance Technology in Airport Business Magazine

Airport security management is increasingly looking to leverage new surveillance technologies to strengthen security, and evolving consumer camera technology is driving change.  “Clients commonly ask questions about positioning, fields of view and general aesthetics, but recently, questions have centered around investigation into alternative cameras,” explains Matthew Meier, PE, CTS-D. “Owners want to know – what… Read More

Anthony Frassetta Authors Article on “The 5 Ds of Perimeter Protection”

Anthony Frassetta, RCDD, PSP, recently authored an article titled “The 5 Ds of Perimeter Protection” for ICT Today, the official trade journal of BICSI.  Frassetta says that developing a comprehensive risk mitigation program requires extensive planning, and a thorough understanding of security needs, existing conditions, threats and vulnerabilities, as well as proper identification of assets… Read More

Burns Welcomes René Rieder Jr., Aviation Security Expert

We are thrilled to welcome René Rieder Jr, PSP, CPP, ASC, to the company! René joins Burns as a Principal Security Specialist. He is based in our New York office, and will lead Burns’ security efforts across the country. With over 20 years of expertise in innovative aviation security system design, René is a recognized… Read More

Brian Phillips Appointed to PA State Aviation Advisory Committee

Brian Phillips, PE, Vice President – Aviation, was recently appointed to the PA State Aviation Advisory Committee. “I am honored to have been selected to the PA Aviation Advisory Committee, where I will be an advocate for airports in the state, and will have the opportunity to bring issues to the Committee so that we… Read More


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