Osprey’s Analysis of human trafficking and irregular migration in 2022

Human trafficking, or trafficking in people (TIP), is defined by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) as the “recruitment, transportation, transfer, harbouring or receipt of people through force, fraud or deception, with the aim of exploiting them for profit” and has been an enduring concern for the aviation industry from security, social […]

Violence, Crime and Difficult Passengers: Security breaches at US aviation facilities

ping data showing violence crime and difficult passengers in the US

Aviation security is generally high-profile and overt at international airports in the US, with multiple layers of security features, including perimeter fencing, security camera usage and controlled access points, as well as armed personnel conducting active patrols. However, analysis of publicly available data by Osprey Flight Solutions indicates there have been several notable incidents involving security […]

Wildlife smuggling: routes, methods and risks to aviation

For airlines, transport companies and airports, illegal wildlife smuggling represents not only an operational but also a reputational threat. The illegal trade in wildlife is considered the fourth most lucrative black market in the world, worth an estimated USD 19 billion per year. The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) as well as […]