2021: The ICAO Year of Security Culture by Sylvain Lefoyer, Deputy Director Aviation Security and Facilitation, Air Transport Bureau, ICAO
This year will be the ICAO Year of Security Culture. Launched by the ICAO Secretary General during the fourth annual ICAO Global Aviation Security Symposium 2020 (AVSEC2020) on 18 December 2020, the Year of Security Culture provides an opportunity for promoting security in all aspects of aviation operations, encouraging all in our industry to think…Read More
An American Airlines flight was forced to divert when two passengers became involved in a verbal fight onboard. The flight was being operated from Dallas to Los Angeles on Wednesday, February 24, 2021. The two women who were fighting, began using racial slurs and a third male passenger asked them to stop. The argument then turned physical when one of the women spit on the man and the other woman reportedly hit the man’s hand as he tried to record the argument. The pilots diverted the flight to Phoenix where law enforcement officials met the plane. The two women were charged with disorderly conduct.
An intruder reportedly gained access to the Andrews Air Force Base, possibly making it onboard an aircraft on the field. Joint Base Andrews is the home of Air Force One the presidential transport aircraft. The incident occurred the day before President Biden was schedule to fly aboard Air Force One to Delaware. The Air Force says they are investigating how the individual was able to get on to the base, which is located in the state of Maryland. No further details were available.