Aviation

Frontier Airlines Pax Fight

Frontier Airlines Pax Fight

Joy Finnegan

After landing in Miami, passengers became agitated when one man was being allowed to exit the plane before others. That man was white and a black man was instructed to wait, causing some to call racism. The white man began hitting the black man. This prompted he flight attendant to get involved, followed by the…

Collins Aerospace Deploys Biometrics Solution at Tokyo Haneda Airport

Joy Finnegan

Collins Aerospace has completed deployment of its ARINC SelfPass biometrics solution at Haneda Airport, one of the busiest airports in Asia, streamlining passenger processing through reduced physical interactions and bottlenecks at multiple passenger touchpoints. “Our ‘Face Express’ system will allow passengers to efficiently proceed through procedures at the airport (baggage drop, security checkpoint entrance, boarding…

Smart Trays Link Passengers and Baggage in Security

Smart Trays Link Passengers and Baggage in Security

Joy Finnegan

London-based UK tech start-up UtterBerry has developed technology with backing from the Department for Transport and the Home Office to revolutionize airport experience by creating smart security trays. UtterBerry are in advanced talks with major UK airports to roll out the technology from next year, following interest from Northern European and Far Eastern countries for…

Narita Selects Smiths Detection’s Automatic Tray Disinfection Technology

Narita Selects Smiths Detection’s Automatic Tray Disinfection Technology

Joy Finnegan

Japan’s busiest airport, Narita Intl. Is the first to acquire the Airport Health Accreditation (AHA) implemented by Airports Council International (ACI). Smiths Detection will assist Narita Airport with installation of 62 units of their Ultraviolet (UV) light tray disinfection equipment in its latest effort to enable safer travel. The UV disinfection equipment will be integrated…

Etihad and El Al Launch Strategic Cooperation

Etihad and El Al Launch Strategic Cooperation

Joy Finnegan

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, and EL AL Israel Airlines, the national carrier of Israel, launched a joint codeshare network and reciprocal loyalty agreement for frequent flyers. This builds on the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) the airlines signed in 2020 following the Abraham Accords signed by the UAE and Israel….

FAA Proposes Large Civil Penalties Against Numerous Passengers for Allegedly Interfering with Flight Attendants

FAA Proposes Large Civil Penalties Against Numerous Passengers for Allegedly Interfering with Flight Attendants

Joy Finnegan

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has proposed civil penalties ranging from $9,000 to $52,500 (see related story page 9) against numerous passengers for allegedly interfering with flight attendants who instructed them to obey cabin crew instructions and various federal regulations. The cases include assaulting flight crew, drinking alcohol brought aboard the…

Preparing for the Worst-Case Scenario: The Importance of an Emergency Response Plan

Preparing for the Worst-Case Scenario: The Importance of an Emergency Response Plan

Jeff Guzzetti

“Never in my wildest dreams did I think something like this would occur,” asserted the chairman of California’s Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) during a press conference this past May. The media had gathered after the workplace shooting by a VTA employee who killed eight of his colleagues, causing a chaotic evacuation of the…

How to Deal with Totally Out of Control Passengers

How to Deal with Totally Out of Control Passengers

David Bruce

Air travel is back, but you might not recognize it anymore. Not a day goes by lately without news headlines and videos on social media of out-of-control airline passengers fighting each other and fighting airline employees. The exact reason for the uptick in violence is a complicated issue. Is it too much alcohol at airport…

TIP UPDATES – ARE THEY NEEDED?

TIP UPDATES – ARE THEY NEEDED?

Tom Cambell

Threat Image Projection or TIP was first incorporated as a standard feature in X-ray Baggage Scanners in the late ‘90’s. Libraries of images used for operator training, as well as maintaining operator alertness, is its goal. But is the program working? Is it enough? Is it even needed? Here we have two viewpoints — a…

LESSONS RAIL, MARITIME & MASS TRANSPORT INDUSTRIES CAN LEARN FROM AVIATION

LESSONS RAIL, MARITIME & MASS TRANSPORT INDUSTRIES CAN LEARN FROM AVIATION

Philip Baum

Philip Baum is the Managing Director of Green Light Limited, Visiting Professor of Aviation Security at Coventry University and the former Editor-in-Chief of Aviation Security International. Green Light runs courses in T.R.A.P. (Tactical Risk Assessment of People). He can be contacted at editor@avsec.com For those engaged in the aviation security industry, the implementation of behavioural…