Faculty Advisor

Dr. Leila Halawi

Document Type


Submitting Campus

WW Campus for Central & South America

Publication/Presentation Date



The study recommended starting the process of screening domestic passengers’ checked baggage at Guarulhos – São Paulo International Airport – for airlines efficiency and security improvement reasons. The aviation industry in Brazil is at risk. Domestic flights, which accounts for over 85% of the airport activity at Guarulhos International Airport, do not have a process in which checked baggage of the boarding passengers are duly screened. That risk is significant to personal welfare and business. This Capstone Project demonstrated that such an issue should be addressed. Not only is there a potential risk involved in not screening baggage of domestic flights, but also airlines are not efficient when it comes to withdrawing pieces of luggage of passengers that do not board the flight. There is a security measure that forces the airlines to do so – eventually leading the flight to be delayed and having extra costs. The aim of this paper is to present an alternative to these issues. Through a financial assessment and statistical investigation, it has been proved that screening domestic checked baggage at Guarulhos airport could minimize delays and improve the overall security of domestic flights.


Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University


Sao Paulo, Brazil

Additional Information

A Capstone Project Submitted to Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Aviation Management Certificate Program.