SOME AIRLINES CRACKING DOWN ON IPAD USE IN THE COCKPIT
May 21, 2014
Airlines have been replacing those 40 pound briefcases that pilots used to carry, filled with paper maps, checklists and logs, with iPads. It's been a great success.
INTERPOL ALLOWS AIRLINES TO CHECK FOR STOLEN PASSPORTS
May 14, 2014
KUALA LUMPUR—Interpol will allow individual airlines to check passenger passports against its data on lost or stolen passports as it seeks to enhance aviation security.
U.S. PRECHECK PROGRAM EXPANDS TO AIR CANADA PASSENGERS
April 30, 2014
The U.S. Transportation Security Administration is expanding its PreCheck expedited screening program to passengers on international airlines.
DRUNK PASSENGER TRIGGERS HIJACK ALERT ON AUSTRALIAN FLIGHT TO BALI
April 25, 2014
A drunken passenger who caused a hijacking scare on a Virgin Australia flight by trying to break into the cockpit was arrested Friday after the plane landed on Indonesia’s resort island of Bali, officials said.
TEEN STOWAWAY RAISES QUESTIONS ABOUT AIRPORT SECURITY
April 23, 2014
If a teen carrying nothing but a comb can do it, who else could breach airport security and hop aboard the bottom of a plane?
STOWAWAY: SAN JOSE AIRPORT SECURITY SCRUTINIZED AFTER BOY'S FLIGHT TO MAUI IN PLANE'S WHEEL WELL BY ROBERT SALONGA AND MARK GOMEZ
April 22, 2014
SAN JOSE -- Authorities say a 15-year-old Santa Clara boy is "lucky to be alive" after he ran away from home, clandestinely scaled a fence at Mineta San Jose International Airport, and hid inside the wheel well of a plane flying from California to Hawaii in a case that has shone a harsh spotlight on airport security beyond the terminals.
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.
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