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.
UKRAINIAN OFFICIALS: MAN TRIED TO HIJACK PLANE TO SOCHI TO DEMANDED PRISONERS’ RELEASE
February 10, 2014
A Ukrainian man who allegedly tried to hijack a Turkey-bound commercial flight and divert it to Sochi on the day of the Winter Olympics’ opening ceremony wanted to press for the release of anti-government protesters in his country, authorities said Saturday.
TOOTHPASTE BOMB WARNINGS AND INCREASED SECURITY AS OLYMPIC COMPETITION GETS UNDER WAY
February 06, 2014
Security at the Sochi Winter Olympics suddenly intensified on Thursday after the U.S. Department of Homeland Security warned airlines that explosives hidden in toothpaste tubes could be smuggled into Russia.
UNRULY AIRLINE PASSENGER FROM VANCOUVER ARRESTED WHEN PLANE LANDS AT YVR
February 03, 2014
A man was arrested at Vancouver International Airport on Sunday after allegedly being belligerent and violent on a 12-hour international flight from China.
SUPREME COURT SAYS AIRLINE SHIELDED IN PILOT'S DEFAMATION CLAIM
January 28, 2014
WASHINGTON - Ruling that airlines have broad immunity from lawsuits under a post-9-11 security law, the Supreme Court on Monday threw out a $1.4 million defamation judgment awarded to a pilot who was reported by his employer as mentally unstable and potentially armed
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