VIETNAM AIRLINES SUSPENDS FLIGHT CREW AFTER PILOT PRESSES WRONG BUTTON AND ACCIDENTALLY TRIGGERS HIJACK ALERT
December 19, 2014
Vietnam Airlines has suspended a pilot and his crew after he reportedly pressed the wrong button in the cockpit and accidentally triggered a hijack alert while attempting to request an emergency landing.
CANADA OPENS FASTER AIRPORT SECURITY SCREENING TO 'TRUSTED PASSENGERS'
December 18, 2014
Canada and the United States have announced a joint aviation security measure that allows faster security screening for Canadian “trusted travellers” who are on their way to the U.S.
AIR PASSENGERS STAY CALM AMID RECLINING SEATS AND NUT CASES
December 18, 2014
The airline business celebrated its centenary this year — in 1914, the world’s first commercial flight crossed Tampa Bay, Florida.
TERRORISTS REMAIN FIXATED ON AIRLINES, DEPARTING TSA CHIEF SAYS
December 17, 2014
Terrorist groups like al-Qaeda remain fixated on U.S. airlines and continue to hone their bomb-making skills, according to the departing chief of the agency charged with protecting transportation.
AIRLINES BODY CALLS FOR U.N. TO REGULATE ANTI-AIRCRAFT WEAPONRY
December 10, 2014
Global airlines body IATA has called on the UN to regulate anti-aircraft weaponry in a similar way to chemical weapons following the shooting down of a commercial airliner over Ukraine earlier this year.
ICAO TASK FORCE URGES CENTRALIZED CONFLICT-ZONE THREAT DATA FOR AIRLINES
December 03, 2014
An advisory group has urged international air-safety authorities to create new systems to categorize and collect data outlining threats to civil aviation from conflicts on the ground.
PILOTS CALL FOR BEEFED-UP SECURITY
November 06, 2014
Alarmed airline pilots are calling for beefed-up security on all domestic flights after revelations Islamic State (IS) linked extremists are plotting terrorist attacks on New Zealand soil.
AIRPORT SECURITY CHECKPOINTS ‘BURSTING AT THE SEAMS,’ AIRLINE ASSOCIATION CHIEF WARNS
October 29, 2014
Airport security systems are “bursting at the seams” and major changes need to be made if passenger screening is to keep up with ballooning demand for air travel, says the head of the International Air Transport Association.
INTERNATIONAL AIRLINE TRADE ASSOCIATION SEEKS SECURITY REVAMP
October 28, 2014
WASHINGTON—Current passenger security procedures are “not sustainable for the long term” because rapid global air-traffic growth threatens to overwhelm the capacity of screening checkpoints, according to the chief executive of the airline industry’s leading international trade group.
U.S. AND AIRLINES CONSIDER NEW SCREENINGS FOR EBOLA, NO TRAVEL BAN
October 07, 2014
WASHINGTON/DALLAS (Reuters) - Federal officials and airlines are discussing whether U.S. airports should screen passengers to identify people who might have Ebola, but the White House on Monday said a ban on travel from West African countries would slow the fight against the deadly virus.
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