WESTJET PLANE DIVERTED FOLLOWING FOURTH THREAT IN FIVE DAYS
July 02, 2015
A bomb threat believed to be a hoax prompted WestJet to divert a Vancouver-to-Toronto flight to Calgary on Wednesday night.
HOW THE FAA AND AIRLINE INDUSTRY HOPE TO PROTECT PLANES FROM HACKERS
June 30, 2015
It’s not just the public that’s terrified about hackers attacking airplanes.
TORONTO-BOUND WESTJET FLIGHT FORCED TO EVACUATE AFTER ‘THREAT’
June 30, 2015
WestJet says six passengers sustained injuries during an emergency evacuation when one of its flights was diverted to Winnipeg on Monday night due to what the company has only termed “a threat.”
WESTJET FLIGHT 391 SEARCH IN SASKATOON YIELDS NO BOMB SASKATOON POLICE SAY THREAT CAME FROM ONTARIO
June 29, 2015
Saskatoon police have determined there was no explosive device on board WestJet Flight 391, a flight that was scheduled to go from Halifax to Edmonton on Saturday, but was diverted to Saskatoon because a phone call received while the flight was in the air said a bomb was on board.
PM CONFIRMS BIOMETRIC TESTING FOR VISA TRAVELLERS
June 05, 2015
The federal government is expanding biometric testing to all foreign travellers entering Canada who require a visa.
MAN’S CLAIMS OF HACKING PLANE DISCREDITED BY LAW ENFORCEMENT
May 19, 2015
U.S. law enforcement officials have no credible evidence that commercial airplane cockpits have been hacked from passengers’ seats, contradicting a man who claims he did just that.
AIRLINE PILOTS, EMPLOYEES SLIP THROUGH SECURITY LOOPHOLE
May 14, 2015
A new government report is calling into question whether bomb detecting scanners and X-ray machines at the nation's airports are properly maintained. That's one concern, but there is another.
THE U.S. MOVES FORWARD ON ITS NO-FLY LIST, CANADA MOVES BACK
April 29, 2015
Almost 14 years after 9/11, the United States government is finally beginning to ease the rigours of its no-fly list. Meanwhile, Canada is going in the opposite direction – making our no-fly list, known as Passenger Protect, more secretive, intense and sweeping.
JOKE TWEET SPARKS DEBATE OVER AIRLINE COMPUTER SECURITY
April 27, 2015
When it comes to security, airlines have never been known for their sense of humor.
FEDS WARN AIRLINES TO LOOK OUT FOR PASSENGERS HACKING JETS
April 22, 2015
In response to reports last week that passenger Wi-Fi networks make some planes vulnerable to hacking, the FBI and TSA have issued an alert to airlines advising them to be on the lookout for evidence of tampering or network intrusions.
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