PLANE GETS MILITARY ESCORT AFTER PASSENGERS DISRUPT FLIGHT
August 28, 2014
The disruptive behaviour of a pair of female passengers aboard a commercial jet travelling from Toronto to Cuba prompted the North American Aerospace Defence Command to dispatch two fighter jets to escort the aircraft back to Pearson International Airport on Wednesday.
SONY NETWORK HIT BY ATTACK, EXECUTIVE'S AMERICAN AIRLINES FLIGHT DIVERTED
August 25, 2014
TOKYO - Sony's PlayStation Network service for video games was unusable from Sunday until Monday afternoon after being flooded by an online attack.
HAMAS MILITARY WARNS INT'L AIRLINES OF MORE AIRSTRIKES
August 21, 2014
The Hamas military warned of further rocket attacks on Israel's strategic interests, including Ben Gurion airport east of Tel Aviv, a spokesperson said on Wednesday, adding that an Israeli airstrike in Gaza had failed to kill its commander, Mohammed Deif.
HALIFAX RIGHTS COMPLAINT ACCUSES AIR CANADA OF SINGLING OUT MOHAMED YAFFA BECAUSE HE’S BLACK, MUSLIM
August 19, 2014
A Halifax man accuses Air Canada of repeatedly subjecting him to enhanced security procedures because he is black and Muslim, in a case that highlights the dangers to civil liberties posed by the controversial “no fly list.”
AIRPORTS, AIRLINES SOUND ALARM ABOUT SECURITY SCREENING WAIT TIMES
August 11, 2014
CALGARY - Canada’s air travel industry is calling on the federal government to commit more money to airport security and address lengthening lineups before they reach a crisis point.
DUBAI, EUROPEAN AIRLINES DIVERT FLIGHTS AWAY FROM IRAQ OUT OF SECURITY FEARS
July 31, 2014
BAGHDAD -- European airlines and a Dubai-based carrier are rerouting flights over Iraqi airspace as a security precaution amid fears that militants with the Islamic State group have weapons capable of shooting down planes, despite Iraq saying its skies are safe.
GAZA CONFLICT: FAA LIFTS BAN ON FLIGHTS TO TEL AVIV
July 24, 2014
The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration lifted its ban on all flight to Israel's Ben Gurion International Airport late Wednesday night, despite ongoing fighting in Gaza.
ELECTRONIC GADGETS MUST WORK TO BE ALLOWED ON FLIGHTS TO US
July 08, 2014
Passengers travelling to the US will have to prove their electronic gadgets are working, and not packed with explosives, or else choose between missing their flight and sending the device home under new airport security rules.
TIGHTER SECURITY FOR FLIGHTS TO US
July 03, 2014
Security is being tightened at airports with direct flights into the US - including some in the UK - in response to US warnings of a "credible threat".
OTTAWA TO LET SECURITY OFFICERS CARRY LOADED GUNS ON CANADIAN FLIGHTS
July 03, 2014
Security officials will soon be allowed to carry loaded guns on Canadian airplanes, after the Conservative government beefed up powers for Mounties tasked with preventing hijackings.
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