Aviation

Technological Advances Take Airport X-Ray Scanners to the Next Level

Technological Advances Take Airport X-Ray Scanners to the Next Level

Sunwing Party Pax Fined $59,500

Joy Finnegan

Canadian federal transport minister has fined 37 passengers on a flight from Montreal to Mexico were fined $59,500. The charter flight from Montreal to Cancun took place in late December 2021. Videos seen on social media showed the unmasked passengers partying in the aisles and on seats, drinking alcohol and vaping. Transport Canada has a…

Cignal Presenting at the 2022 DHS SVIP Demo Week on Machine Learning

Joy Finnegan

Cignal, a small business that develops high-performance computing (HPC) and simulation environments to rapidly train Automated Threat Recognition (ATR) systems, announced that it was selected as a presenter at the 2022 Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate’s (S&T) Silicon Valley Innovation Program (SVIP) Demo Week on Machine Learning. During its presentation, Cignal…

Field Aerospace Wins Contract to Provide and Modify New British Antarctic Survey Aircraft

Joy Finnegan

Field Aerospace announced it has been awarded, as Prime Contractor, a contract by United Kingdom Research and Innovation (UKRI) to supply an aircraft for use by the British Antarctic Survey (BAS). The De Havilland DHC-8 aircraft will replace the four-engine DHC-7 aircraft in service with BAS since 1994 which was also modified by Field Aerospace,…

Russelectric Emergency Power System Offers Redundant PLC Controls and Manual Backup Capability

Joy Finnegan

Russelectric, A Siemens Business, maker of power control systems and automatic transfer switches, is offering a robust and reliable emergency power system which provides backup power during a utility power loss. The paralleling switchgear systems offer redundant programmable logic controller (PLC) controls and manual backup capability. Trusted by the largest critical facilities in the world,…

Iris Automation Launches Ground-Based Surveillance System, Casia G 

Joy Finnegan

Addressing the need for large-scale, safe uncrewed aviation, Iris Automation announces the commercial availability of Casia G, a ground-based version of its detect and avoid (DAA) surveillance solution. Using the same patented AI and computer vision technology as Iris Automation’s onboard solutions, it provides a full optical, 360° degree field of regard designed to detect,…

SNC Announces New RAPCON-X Jet for Superior Aerial ISR

Joy Finnegan

Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) announced the launch of the first of its aerial intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (AISR) jet platform, RAPCON-X, recently. Built with a current production, commercial derivative aircraft (CDA), RAPCON-X offers range, endurance and an operational envelope that enhances survivability and the ability to operate in peer-to-peer and near-peer environments. “The ISR landscape…

Plattsburgh International Airport Successfully Deploys Analogic’s ConneCT Checkpoint Security Screening Solution

Joy Finnegan

Analogic Corporation has deployed its ConneCT Computed Tomography (CT) checkpoint security screening system at a U. S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) checkpoint in Plattsburgh International Airport (PBG) in New York. The deployment is part of the TSA’s new Checkpoint Property Screening Systems (CPSS) program which will have Analogic deploy over 300 Mid-size CPSS Systems into…

Paul Manafort Prevented from Leaving for Dubai

Joy Finnegan

Paul Manafort, an advisor and 2016 campaign chairman to Donald Trump, was stopped by U. S. customs officials at Miami International Airport recently. He was denied boarding and removed from a flight headed to Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Manafort was denied the ability to travel by U. S. Customs and Border Protection, Alvaro Zabaleta, a…

Passenger Assaults Southwest Airlines Gate Agent

Joy Finnegan

A video capturing a man attacking a Southwest Airlines gate agent at Altanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson Intl. Airport has gone viral and an investigation has been initiated into the incident. Few details about what may have led up to the incident, which occurred on Tuesday, March 22, 2022, are known. https://www.cbs46.com/2022/03/24/caught-camera-southwest-airlines-employee-attacked-atlanta-airport/

Senator Cruz Gets in Argument, Security Called at Montana Airport

Joy Finnegan

After missing a flight in Bozeman, Mont., Sen. Ted Cruz became “unruly” with airline employees, according to witnesses. Law enforcement had to be called when he would not calm down. He reportedly said something to the effect of “Don’t you know who I am?” A video was posted to Reddit and that user wrote that…

TSA Awards $781.2 million to Procure Additional CT X-Ray Scanners for Airport Checkpoints

Joy Finnegan

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced the award of two orders for a combined total value of up to $781.2 million to Analogic for the procurement and maintenance of base and full-size Computed Tomography (CT) x-ray systems for carry-on items at TSA checkpoints.       “These awards are another important step in enhancing aviation security” said TSA Administrator David…

Purvis Appointed President and CEO of QinetiQ US

Purvis Appointed President and CEO of QinetiQ US

Joy Finnegan

QinetiQ Group has named Shawn Purvis as president and CEO of QinetiQ US, effective February 16, 2022. Purvis is currently a member of the executive leadership team and corporate vice president at Northrop Grumman Corporation. Purvis leads Northrop Grumman’s enterprise services sector, responsible for global cybersecurity, operations and next generation digitization including digital design for…