UNITED AIRLINES FLIGHT TEMPORARILY GROUNDED AT JFK AIRPORT BY BOMB THREAT MADE ON TWITTER
April 17, 2014
A United Airlines security worker spotted the threatening tweet at 7:05 p.m. The FBI evacuated the plane at the gate and searched it for explosives, but no bomb was found. The flight eventually took off a few hours late.
PILOT SUES AMERICAN AIRLINES ALLEGING RETALIATION UNDER THE SARBANES-OXLEY ACT
April 16, 2014
Airline pilot, Lawrence Meadows filed a federal whistle-blower lawsuit against American Airlines alleging retaliation
RAND PAUL WANTS 100% OF PILOTS TO HAVE GUNS
April 14, 2014
Rand Paul wants all pilots — 100% of them — to be armed. The Kentucky Republican Senator says that it’s the best, and cheapest, way to prevent another 9/11-style attack on America.
POINTING LASERS AT AIRCRAFT: DANGEROUS, ILLEGAL, AND ON THE RISE
April 09, 2014
Robert Hamilton gazed at the warm web of yellow lights stretching over Charlotte, N.C., as he steered his commercial jet to descend to the airport.
FIRST AIR PILOTS SUSPENDED AFTER FLYING 100S OF KM OFF COURSE BOEING 737 HAD 19 PASSENGERS AND 4 CREW ON BOARD FOR FLIGHT FROM RANKIN INLET TO IQALUIT
April 09, 2014
First Air says the pilots of a flight that went hundreds of kilometres off course last month have been suspended with pay until an investigation is complete.
CANADA NEEDS PRIVACY RULES FOR DRONES
April 08, 2014
In the next four years, the federal government will finalize policies that regulate how civilian authorities and the private sector can use drones in Canada.
LOADED HANDGUN AT AIRPORT GETS U.S. PILOT ARRESTED IN CALGARY
April 04, 2014
A commercial airline pilot from the United States was arrested a week ago at the Calgary International Airport after he was caught trying to clear security with a loaded firearm.
MALAYSIA AIRLINES FLIGHT MH370: AIRLINES URGE MORE SECURITY CHECKS
April 02, 2014
The disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 underscores the need for improvements in security, both in tracking aircraft and in screening passengers, the International Air Transport Association says.
INADEQUATE AIR RAGE LAWS NEED UPDATING, TRADE BODY SAYS
March 26, 2014
It’s time to crack down on the escalation in air rage and other instances of disruptive and potentially dangerous passenger behaviour, says the International Air Transport Association.
AVIATION SECURITY A LA "CART"
March 24, 2014
Gazillions of security bucks after 9/11, the counterterrorism front line on your next flight could be a rickety food cart. And no one wants to do much about it.
Use the last 6 digits of your employee number.
INTERNATIONAL WINTER OPERATIONS CONFERENCE
Photos and images from the Third International Winter Operations Conference held in October 2013.
Photos from our 2010 Policy Conference.