Safety experts concerned by repeated security lapses at Dhaka airport

Recent security lapses at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka have raised eyebrows among safety experts, as multiple passengers have managed to sneak firearms past terminal gates. Lax security at the airport not only poses threats for passengers, but also Read More …

Las Vegas airport to test machines to detect explosives

As Las Vegas’ airport continues to see record-breaking passenger traffic, keeping those travelers safe is a top priority. McCarran International Airport is set to test four explosive detection machines at the Terminal 3 security checkpoint, county Director of Aviation Rosemary Read More …

DHS S&T Funds Solution to Increase Efficiency of Air Cargo Screening

Air Cargo skids and pallets take up a large amount of space on every commercial passenger flight.  Federal law requires this cargo be screened at the same level as checked baggage.  Single and dual energy X-ray systems can be scaled Read More …

Brussels Airport failed to spot bomb belt security test

“On 1 October last year, I was asked to try to pass the security checkpoint with a fake bomb belt”, said the mystery passenger, HLN reports. “The belt looked very credible, with wires, a detonator and a substance that had the Read More …

IATA Warns Of Aviation Security Risks, Calls For Better Collaboration With Governments

At the IATA Aviation Security Conference (AVSEC World) in Miami, FL, IATA Director General and CEO, Alexandre de Juniac called on governments to work with the aviation industry to ensure greater coordination in aviation security initiatives and warned against a lack Read More …

The European Commission has adopted new measures to improve aviation security in the European Union

On 23 January 2019, the European Commission adopted an Implementing Regulation amending Implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/1998 as regards clarification, harmonisation and simplification as well as strengthening of certain specific aviation security measures. The amendments concern measures in the areas of airport security, Read More …

Resurgent Al-Qaeda plan new series of spectacular attacks against airliners and airports

The terrorist group behind the world trade centre attacks in New York in 2001 are plotting a series of deadly new attacks that are ‘keeping ministers awake at night’. Security Minister Ben Wallace said that Al-Qaeda are planning the attacks on airports Read More …