Aviation

British Airways Extends Trial of Digital Health Pass VeriFLY

British Airways Extends Trial of Digital Health Pass VeriFLY

Joy Finnegan

British Airways has announced that following the successful trial of mobile health pass, VeriFLY by Daon, and its subsequent rollout across its network, it has signed a long-term agreement with Daon. The airline has worked closely with Daon to make travel as frictionless and smooth as possible for its customers. Travellers can upload any Covid-19 related documentation…

Memphis International Airport Adopts Amadeus Technology to Support Transformation

Joy Finnegan

Over the past few years, Memphis International Airport has transformed from a regional hub to an ‘origin and destination’ airport. Rather than serving as a transfer hub for one primary airline, Memphis has diversified its number of carriers and is working to recruit additional airlines, including ultra-low-cost carriers that fly point-to-point routes. In addition to…

FAA Proposes Longer Rest Period between Shifts for Flight Attendants

Joy Finnegan

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today proposed a regulation to require that flight attendants have a longer rest period between shifts. The proposed rule would increase the rest period to 10 consecutive hours when scheduled for a duty period of 14 hours or less.  “The Biden-Harris Administration is proud to advance policies that…

Analogic Awarded $198M Contract to Provide ConneCT Checkpoint Systems to TSA

Joy Finnegan

Analogic Corporation has received a $198.4M contract award, inclusive of all options, from the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) for delivery, installation, and maintenance of their ConneCT Computed Tomography (CT) checkpoint security screening systems. This multiple year contract is the first awarded under TSA’s new Checkpoint Property Screening Systems (CPSS) program which will have Analogic deploy…

Naked Woman At Denver International Walked Concourse Speaking to Passengers

Joy Finnegan

A naked woman passenger walked around a Denver International Airport concourse in late September reportedly speaking with other passengers and raising eyebrows. Airport police were called and the woman, who had no luggage, appeared to be carrying some kind of bottle or drink in her hands. The Denver Airport Police eventually caught up with the…

TSA Firearm Catches at Checkpoints Sets 20-year Record in First Nine Months of 2021

Joy Finnegan

Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officers detected a record number of firearms at airport security checkpoints this year, establishing a 20-year record with three months remaining in the calendar year and fewer passengers traveling due to the pandemic. By October 3rd of this year, TSA officers had stopped 4,495 airline passengers from carrying firearms onto their…

Ontic Launches New CoE Led by Threat Assessment and Protective Intelligence Investigations Expert

Joy Finnegan

Ontic announced the launch of the Ontic Center of Excellence, led by Dr. Marisa Randazzo, executive director. Recognized globally as an expert on targeted violence, threat assessment and protective intelligence investigations, Randazzo served a decade in the U.S. Secret Service and founded SIGMA Threat Management Associates, which was recently acquired by Ontic.  “We are proud…

IDSS Earns ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management Certification

IDSS Earns ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management Certification

Joy Finnegan

Integrated Defense and Security Solutions (IDSS) announced earlier this year that the Company has earned ISO 9001:2015 Certification for its quality management system. ISO 9001:2015 is a globally recognized quality management standard developed and published by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). The certification provides a model for companies of all types and sizes to…

Unruly Passenger Rate Drops, But Remains Too High

Unruly Passenger Rate Drops, But Remains Too High

Joy Finnegan

The rate of unruly passenger incidents on commercial flights has dropped sharply since the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) launched its Zero Tolerance campaign but the rate remains too high, according to new data released in September 2021. “Our work is having an impact and the trend is moving in the right direction. But we need…

AVIATION SECURITY POST-9/11: SUCCESSES, FAILURES AND ENDEMIC CHALLENGES

AVIATION SECURITY POST-9/11: SUCCESSES, FAILURES AND ENDEMIC CHALLENGES

Philip Baum

In the days when I used to edit Aviation Security International, I would appeal to contributing writers to avoid commencing their articles with the words ‘Ever since the tragic events of 11th September 2001…” My reasoning was twofold. Firstly, it did become somewhat repetitive. Secondly, it tended to emphasise how focussed we had become on…

AVIATION SECURITY MANAGEMENT: LESSONS FROM COVID

AVIATION SECURITY MANAGEMENT: LESSONS FROM COVID

Andy Blackwell

The aviation sector is no stranger to crises, from lethal attacks at airports and against aircraft in flight to safety issues, accidents and natural events such as volcanic ash clouds. The COVID-19 pandemic is the latest crisis to affect civil aviation and is potentially the most challenging the industry has ever faced. As the sector…

JETBLUE FLIGHT 261: DISTURBED INDIVIDUAL CHARGES FLIGHT DECK

JETBLUE FLIGHT 261: DISTURBED INDIVIDUAL CHARGES FLIGHT DECK

David Bruce

Twenty years after the events of 9/11 — are our inflight security practices making us any safer? Eleven days after the twentieth anniversary of 9/11, a disturbed individual nearly gained entry to the flight deck of a JetBlue flight from Boston to San Juan. Just feet away from the flight deck door flight attendants fought…