TSA seeks enhanced screening capabilities for air cargo

Federal regulators want to improve industry’s ability to perform air cargo security checks and explosives detection technology to help meet forthcoming international requirements for screening 100% of export freight on all-cargo aircraft, the Transportation Security Administration’s air cargo chief said Read More …

TSA checkpoint at Pittsburgh International Airport gets new state-of-the-art 3-D checkpoint scanner to improve explosives detection

PITTSBURGH, Pa. — A new state-of-the-art advanced technology computed tomography checkpoint scanner (CT) that provides 3-D imaging has been installed and is in use at the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) checkpoint at Pittsburgh International Airport. The new technology provides critical Read More …

Pakistan: Five hurt in IED blast at Sheerin Jinnah bus terminal in Karachi

Five people were wounded when a bomb exploded at the entrance of a bus terminal near Sheerin Jinnah Colony on Tuesday, said police officials and hospital sources. Police investigators said it was an improvised explosive device (IED) that was planted Read More …

TSA checkpoint at Harrisburg International Airport gets new state-of-the-art 3-D checkpoint scanner to improve explosives detection

HARRISBURG, Pa. — A new state-of-the-art advanced technology computed tomography checkpoint scanner (CT) that provides 3-D imaging has been installed and is in use at the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) checkpoint at Harrisburg International Airport. The new technology provides critical Read More …

Mark Fuhrman looks at the state of airport security post-‘Shoe Bomber,’ highlights glaring vulnerability

‘How would you detect a plastic explosive inside a computer unless you’re sure the computer works first?’ Former LAPD detective Mark Fuhrman examines security at the nation’s airports in the latest episode of his Fox Nation show “The Fuhrman Diaries.” Read More …

Qatar: Hamad International Airport’s new technology allows electronic items to stay in baggage during screening

Hamad International Airport (HIA) will install new airport security screening technology that allows transfer passengers to keep electronic devices such as laptops, tablets, and digital cameras in their hand luggage while going through security checkpoints. The airport says the new Read More …

Security experts worry about hand sanitizers on aircraft

Back in 1987, a liquor bottle filled with explosives and placed in a carry-on bag in an overhead bin helped terrorists crash a South Korean airliner. All 115 on board died. Then, in 1994, Al-Qaeda member Ramzi Yousef, architect of Read More …

Wagtail UK launches explosive detection dog services for air cargo

Wagtail UK has achieved government certification to provide explosive detection dog services for the UK air cargo industry. The company said that it had undertaken a “rigorous training programme” set out by the UK government to prepare its Free Running Read More …

Nigeria: Goverment deploys explosive detectors in 15 airports

The Nigerian Federal Government has deployed hi-tech explosive screening equipment at 15 of the 22 airports in the country, the local PUNCH newspaper reported Wednesday, quoting the spokesperson for the aviation parastatal, Mr. Yakubu Dati. Revealing this Tuesday, Dati said Read More …

Could Airbus’s ‘E-Nose’ Put Bomb-Sniffing Dogs Out a Job?

If you’ve ever boarded an airplane for an international flight, you’ve likely come into direct contact with a very cute but very formidable bomb-sniffing dog. Once you’re on the airplane, though, the pooches aren’t typically along for the ride, meaning Read More …