Air cargo CEOs among new US-UK aviation security group

A new aviation security advisory group with authority to handle highly classified information affecting the trans-Atlantic market will include air cargo executives from private industry. The Transatlantic Aviation Industry Roundtable (TAIR) will serve as a forum in which DHS, its Read More …

Australia: Fake improvised explosive devices slip through regional airport security

Serious security deficiencies have been uncovered at Townsville Airport, with fake bombs passing through screening undetected. In April this year aviation inspectors, with Home Affairs, conducted what is known as red teaming tests. Two fake improvised explosive devices passed through 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 …

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 …

Five Middle East States to share sensitive aviation security information

Following their presentation of working paper entitled “Sharing of Aviation Security Information Between States” at the Second High-level Conference on Aviation Security (HLCAS/2-WP/2), Egypt, Jordan, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Sudan and United Arab Emirates have signed a Letter of Intent (LoI) Read More …

DHS S&T, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Host Workshop for Airport Security

The Department of Homeland Security’s Science and Technology Directorate and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory have facilitated a workshop focusing on the future of airport security. Professionals in the aviation industry convened at the second annual Aviation Security Futures Workshop in Reston, Read More …

Finding explosives in electrical items demonstration day

The Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) and the Future of Aviation Security Solutions (FASS) team will be hosting a demonstration day to showcase the innovations that we have accelerated through the first phase of our ‘Finding Explosives Hidden in Electrical Items’ competition. This is Read More …