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Good Fences Trends driving perimeter Security Growth

Good Fences Trends driving perimeter Security Growth

Smiths Detection Equips Leonardo di Vinci International Airport in Rome with Advanced Carry-on Baggage Screening Technology

Joy Finnegan

Smiths Detection, a global leader in threat detection and security inspection technologies, announces that it has begun installing 30 HI-SCAN 6040 CTiX carry-on baggage screening systems at Leonardo di Vinci International Airport in Rome.  The installation of this world-leading technology reflects the airport’s high standards for passenger service excellence and process automation, having recently been awarded the…

Undetected Knife Leads to Suspended Screening Officer

Joy Finnegan

A screener at the Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City was suspended for failing to detect a passenger who had a knife in her carry-on luggage. The knife made it onto the flight and was observed being used by the passenger. The 20cm knife was used to peel fruit while aboard…

LAM LHA Adds Scott Mulligan in U. S. Office

Joy Finnegan

Security consulting specialists, LAM LHA, has announced Scott Mulligan has joined as a director in their U. S. office. Mulligan brings more than 20 years of experience in the homeland security sector, most recently serving as an assistant administrator with the U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA).  Mulligan’s background as a Department of Homeland Security (DHS)…

Leidos to Acquire Cobham Aviation Services Australia’s Special Mission Business

Joy Finnegan

Leidos has entered into a definitive agreement with Cobham Limited to acquire Cobham Aviation Services Australia’s Special Mission business. The Special Mission business provides airborne border surveillance and search and rescue services to the Australian Federal Government. The acquisition is subject to customary closing conditions, including regulatory approvals. “Cobham’s Special Mission team conducts essential operations…

Koniku and Airbus Expand Partnership to Re-imagine Aviation Security

Joy Finnegan

Koniku and Airbus Americas have announced the expansion and deepening of their collaboration, which began in 2017, to advance aviation safety and security from curbside to gate for billions of travelers globally. Koniku has created “smell cyborgs” that detect a range of compounds in the air in real-time, empowering Airbus to design a touchless and…

FAA Moves Secondary Flight Deck Barrier Requirement Forward 

Joy Finnegan

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has proposed requiring a second barrier to the flight deck on certain commercial airplanes. The additional barrier would protect flight decks from intrusion when the flight deck door is open. “Flight crews keep us safe when we travel to visit loved ones, explore new places and…

Thales Selected by Airservices Australia to Carry Out Drone Surveillance Trials at Sydney Airport

Joy Finnegan

Thales has been selected by Airservices Australia, an Australian Government-owned organisation responsible for the safe and efficient management of 11 per cent of the world’s airspace, as the prime systems integrator to launch an Integrated Drone Surveillance Trial utilising the company’s advanced drone surveillance solution. With the use of drones for commercial and leisure purposes…

Thales Launches HELIXVIEW, Scanner that allows Passengers to not Remove Items from Luggage

Joy Finnegan

Airport security checkpoints are synonymous with the stressful and complex process of having to juggle with bags, liquids, and electrical appliances. Passengers are rediscovering the pleasures of flight, along with some of the more laborious aspects of catching a plane such as that delicate phase at the security checkpoint where liquids and electronic items have…

Atlanta Airport Continues to Hold Record for Most Guns Found

Joy Finnegan

Around 200 guns have been found trying to go through TSA security checkpoints so far this year at the Atlanta Hartsfield Intl. Airport (ATL) in Atlanta, Georgia – the most in the nation. This is however, slightly slower pace than last year’s at ATL. Of those found, 175 of those were loaded, according to the…

Dutch Farmers Block Roads in Protest

Joy Finnegan

Dutch farmers, angry about new government regulations, used their tractors and trucks to block roads and distribution centers Monday, July 4. The protests were spurred by anger towards the government for plans that would require them to use less fertilizer and reduce livestock, as well as plans to slash emissions. They also targeted Schipol Airport,…

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Import Control System 2 (ICS2) Release 2‘>Import Control System 2 (ICS2) Release 2

Joy Finnegan

New requirements for inbound air shipments to the EU Beginning 1 March 2023, all freight forwarders, air carriers, express couriers, and postal operators transporting goods to or through the European Union (including Norway and Switzerland) will be required to submit advance cargo information in the form of a complete entry summary declaration (ENS), under the…