Aviation

Flight Diverts Due to Onboard Argument

Flight Diverts Due to Onboard Argument

Joy Finnegan

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…

TSA Leadership at Miami Intl. Airport Demonstrates Latest Technology for Members of Congress

Joy Finnegan

The Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) team at Miami International Airport (MIA) demonstrated the latest state-of-the-art technology for three members of Congress this week. The equipment illustrates the agency’s enduring effort to enhance security, while creating as touchless a checkpoint experience as possible during the pandemic.  “We welcomed this opportunity to highlight our latest checkpoint technology…

Iberia To Use Biometrics at Madrid-Barajas

Joy Finnegan

The national airports authority AENA and a consortium consisting of Iberia, Inetum, and Thales is carrying out an innovative new project to find ways to operate better in the air travel industry with health measures to fight Covid-19. The group says the proposed project uses biometrics to identify passengers using mobile devices and aims to…

DHS Stops Counterfeit N95 Masks from Reaching Hospital Workers

Joy Finnegan

Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) federal agents report they have seized approximately 11 million counterfeit 3M N95 respirator masks in recent weeks, the result of ongoing collaboration between the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and manufacturer 3M to prevent counterfeit masks from reaching hospital workers and first responders. “These seizures illustrate the ongoing efforts of HSI,…

Siemens Government Technologies Chosen for Electronic Security System Maintenance & Services on Florida’s Space Coast

Joy Finnegan

Siemens Government Technologies( SGT), the federally-focused U.S. arm of technology company Siemens, has been awarded an initial task order for a contract valued up to $21 million by the U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville, for electronic security maintenance and support of vital operations conducted by the Space Force 45th Space Wing on Florida’s…

Man Arrested in Germany After Making Radio Contact with Aircraft, Giving Direction

Joy Finnegan

A 32-year-old man was arrested last week in Germany for allegedly making contact with air traffic, including law enforcement helicopters, and giving false directions under the guise of being air traffic control. His identity has not been released. Once he was located, German police found radios capable of transmitting on frequencies needed to communicate with…

New Rules for PIA Crew Members After Two Go Missing

Joy Finnegan

Pakistan Intl. Airlines has implemented a new passport directive for cabin crew following two incidents of crew members going missing abroad. The new procedure includes having the station manager hold the passports of the crew members once they have gone through customs and immigration. The passports would then be returned to them in time for…

Smiths Detection to Supply the TSA with Explosives Trace Detection (ETD) Systems

Joy Finnegan

Smiths Detection, maker of threat detection and security screening technologies, has recently been awarded a contract for more than $4 million by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to supply IONSCAN 500 DT Explosives Trace Detection Systems (ETD), an explosives trace detector, to airports across the US over the next two years, including on-site service maintenance….

FAA Administator Dixon Outlines Seriousness of Passenger Disruptions

Joy Finnegan

FAA Administrator Steve Dixon stresses the importance of obeying all regulations while traveling in this FAA produced video.He says a disturbing increase in passenger disruptions have included refusals to wear masks and have stemmed from recent violence at the U. S. Capitol. Dixon says that as a former airline captain it is “extremely concerning.” This…

White House Website Hides Message to Tempt Coders

Joy Finnegan

The Biden Administration wasted no time updating the White House website, www.whitehouse.gov after the inauguration this week. It’s being reported that a hidden message on the site invites coders to apply for jobs at the U.S. Digital Service, a technology unit within the White House. “If you’re reading this, we need your help building back…