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.
HOMELAND SECURITY SECRETARY COMMENTS ON ADVISORY TO AIRLINES ABOUT POSSIBLE SHOE BOMB THREATS
February 21, 2014
LOS ANGELES, Calif. - The Secretary of the Homeland Security Department said Thursday that a warning to airlines that terrorists could try to hide explosives in shoes was a routine advisory issued in response to the latest intelligence.
U.S. SAID TO WARN AIRLINES ON POSSIBLE SHOE-BOMB THREAT
February 20, 2014
The Department of Homeland Security told airport screeners to check passengers’ shoes for traces of explosives, said the official, who wasn’t authorized to talk publicly about an ongoing investigation.
EX-REPUBLIC AIRLINES PILOT PLEADS GUILTY TO THREAT
February 11, 2014
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A former Republic Airlines pilot has pleaded guilty to threatening to torture and kill the company's CEO and his family.
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INTERNATIONAL WINTER OPERATIONS CONFERENCE
Photos and images from the Third International Winter Operations Conference held in October 2013.
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