VIRGIN ATLANTIC – NEW FAA SECURITY DOOR

28-APRIL-2003 JAMAICA, NEW YORK, USA
An operations worker, from Virgin Atlantic Airways, punches a security code into security keypad, outside the cockpit area of an Airbus A340-300 aircraft. Virgin Atlantic is the first European airline to have retrofitted all of it’s aircraft to meet the new FAA security requirements for flights into the United States. The new cockpit security doors fire resistant with armour plating, steel and aluminum deadlock security bars, these doors are tested against being kicked in, axed with a hatched and various ballistics. Other security features include a keypad entry lock, which changes key-codes often, as well Virgin Atlantic has begun installing forward facing colour CCTV cameras near the cockpit entrance, with a screen viewable by anyone in the cockpit, and reinforced peepholes to view the galley outside.
CREDIT: STEVEN E. FRISCHLING for BLOOMBERG NEWS

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