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Airport Body Scanner Trends: A TSI Industry Expert Roundtable

Airport Body Scanner Trends: A TSI Industry Expert Roundtable

Worldwide Travel Advisory Issued by U.S. State Department

Joy Finnegan

Just as the summer travel season begins in earnest, the U. S. State Department issue a worldwide travel alert for travelers, especially anyone identifying as LGBTQI+. The alert advises caution and alertness in tourist areas, due to potential threats of violence against them. Here is the statement in its entirety: Due to the potential for…

Congressman Wittman, House Committee on Armed Services, Tours U.S.-based UAV Disruptor RapidFlight

Joy Finnegan

RapidFlight, designer and mass manufacturer of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) for the global defense industry, hosted Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01), Vice Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, at its headquarters in Manassas, Virginia, last week. RapidFlight gave Congressman Wittman an update on its ability to immediately disrupt the industry with affordable, mission-customizable drones that can…

Beep Autonomous Shuttle Service Launches at Honolulu’s International Airport in First-of-its-Kind Deployment with Sustainability Partners and Hawaiʻi Department of Transportation

Joy Finnegan

Beep, Inc. announced a first-of-its-kind partnership with Sustainability Partners and the Hawaiʻi Department of Transportation (HDOT) for the launch of an 18-month autonomous shuttle pilot at the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL) in Honolulu. “Through our partnership with Sustainability Partners, we’re honored that HDOT and HNL have placed their trust in our experience, leadership…

ESS Technology Takes Off at Schiphol to Decarbonize Air Transportation

Joy Finnegan

ESS Tech, Inc. (ESS), manufacturer of long-duration energy storage (LDES) systems for commercial and utility-scale applications, has announced that commissioning has been completed on the initial system installed at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. This marks the launch of a project designed to reduce carbon emissions by electrifying ground operations. The ESS system will enable Amsterdam Airport…

DHS, CISA Announce Membership Changes to the Cyber Safety Review Board

Joy Finnegan

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) announced changes to the Cyber Safety Review Board (CSRB) membership. Four current members of the CSRB will depart and four new members will join the board. Departing members include: Katie Moussouris, Founder and CEO, Luta Security Chris Novak, Co-Founder and Managing Director,…

UK Man Fined $20,000 for Misbehavior

Joy Finnegan

Alexander MacDonald, 30, of Chelmsford, England, a passenger who yelled and became physically aggressive on a United Airlines flight from London to Newark caused the crew to divert to Bangor, Maine in March. United Airlines Flight 883, left Heathrow Airport near London on March 1 and headed to Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey….

TSA Announces the Publication of the Flight Training Security Program Final Rule

Joy Finnegan

 The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) published in the Federal Register a final rule for the Flight Training Security Program. The final rule updates the Program to improve its efficiency and effectiveness, including the security threat assessment process for flight training students. The final rule will take effect on July 30, 2024.    Until the regulation takes effect,…

Jennifer Aument Appointed CEO of The New Terminal One at JFK Airport

Jennifer Aument Appointed CEO of The New Terminal One at JFK Airport

Joy Finnegan

The New Terminal One at New York John F. Kennedy International Airport today announced Jennifer Aument as its incoming CEO, set to assume the role on April 1, 2024. The New Terminal One is currently under construction with its first gates scheduled to open in 2026, in partnership with the Port Authority of New York…

Indra Modernizes the Ground Surveillance System at Paris CDG

Indra Modernizes the Ground Surveillance System at Paris CDG

Joy Finnegan

Indra has been awarded a contract by Direction des Services de la Navigation Aérienne (DSNA), the entity in charge of air traffic control in the French airspace. Indra is modernizing the ground surveillance system (A-SMGCS) at Paris’ Charles de Gaulle airport to ensure reliable operations and minimize delays and cancellations. “Our current capacity allows for…

Top 10 Busiest Airports in the World Shift With Rise of International Air Travel Demand

Top 10 Busiest Airports in the World Shift With Rise of International Air Travel Demand

Joy Finnegan

Airports Council International (ACI) World has today unveiled the highly anticipated preliminary top 10 busiest airports worldwide for 2023, showcasing significant shifts driven by the resurgence of international air travel. The global total passenger forecast for 2023 stands close to 8.5 billion, reflecting a remarkable recovery of 93.8% from pre-pandemic levels. Notably, international traffic recovery…

Airport Body Scanner Trends: A TSI Industry Expert Roundtable

Airport Body Scanner Trends: A TSI Industry Expert Roundtable

James Careless

According to a January 12, 2024, news release issued by the U.S. Transportation Security Administration, this agency screened a record 858+ million passengers in 2023. Although the TSA news release doesn’t say it directly, it is reasonable to assume that most or likely all these people were checked using body scanners for concealed weapons and…

Strengthening Cargo Security Across the Supply Chain

Strengthening Cargo Security Across the Supply Chain

Mark Robins

Cargo security keeps goods safe. On freighters, docks, trucks, railcars, warehouses, and ports, cargo shipments are vulnerable to theft during several stages of the transit process. If a container isn’t properly and securely sealed, it can be opened many times during transit with its contents stolen and easily sold on the black market. Stolen cargo…