Aviation Security

Wilson James understands the regulatory and security requirements of airports. Our highly trained security experts focus on safety, quality and the passenger experience every time.

Our solutions range from specific individual posts to whole airport services incorporating PRM and cargo requirements. All Wilson James aviation security officers, supervisors and management are trained to the appropriate Department for Transport (DfT) aviation security standard. Where necessary, they also hold relevant SIA licences. Our officers provide the full range of aviation specialised roles to secure the normal airfield operation and any shorter-term projects requiring specific and evolving solutions.

Passenger screening

Search and screen is a busy, complex operation at the heart of airport security.

Our teams create compliant screening solutions to meet any requirement.

All Wilson James aviation security officers, supervisors and management are trained to the appropriate DfT aviation security standards. Where necessary, they also hold relevant SIA licences.


Airside workers, security personnel and management all need to be vetted.

We offer assistance with registration to airport ID schemes and provide solutions that are compliant with strict EU vetting regulations. Our services are used by a wide variety of companies operating within the aviation industry.

Off site screening

Wilson James designs, builds and operates full screen facilities for construction materials and a wide range of goods going airside.


The threat level in the UK is ever changing and airports must react accordingly. No compromise can be made on the quality of training provided to front-line staff to ensure the safety of the travelling public and airport workers. Our aviation security specialists mentor security teams to ensure they are providing the best service possible.

Our classroom-based training includes body, bag and vehicle searching as well as the operation of x-ray and screening equipment including liquid testing and explosive trace detection (ETD).

We also offer coaching and mentoring to airports that require hands-on assistance for their staff.  This can be in body search technique, bag search or just guidance and advice on how to improve current procedures.

Covert testing

Covert testing is a vital requirement within the aviation industry, as monitored by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). Wilson James design bespoke tests for each client and review results to determine procedure and highlight any vulnerabilities. This targeted testing provides the client with meaningful data that can be used to build resilience within its security teams.

Passenger Services

Wilson James understands that the passenger experience is key. Find out more