Texas: TSA Explosive Detection Canines are trained in San Antonio

Some of the most important security missions across mass transportation systems are in the hands or paws of canines. Currently throughout the nation, there are more than 1,000 canine teams part of the Transportation Security Administration’s National Explosives Detection Canine Read More …

Somalia: One Killed, Five Wounded in Bula-Burte Airport Blast

At least one person has died and five others seriously wounded in an explosion inside Buoloburte airport in central Somalia. The explosion also caused severe damage to parts of the airport’s office building. Buloburte district commissioner Ahmed Mahad Nur has Read More …

IATA’s AVSEC director, Matthew Vaughan, considers how the security landscape continues to shift two decades on from the tragic events of 9/11

How has aviation security changed since 9/11? A great deal has changed – namely the focus on protecting the cockpit and carrying out passenger screening. Valuable improvements in technology for security screening and the sharing of advanced passenger information have Read More …

TSA Adding Almost $200 Million Worth of New X-Ray Security Machines

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced a new $198 million order to procure mid-sized Computed Tomography (CT) x-ray systems for airport checkpoints across the United States. TSA officials revealed on Thursday that it awarded Computed Tomography the massive order of 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 …

UK: Southend Airport to stop removal of liquids and laptops from hand luggage

Southend Airport is set to become the country’s first airport to stop making passengers remove liquids and laptops thanks to new X-Ray machine technology. The growing airport will next month abandon the practice of asking passengers to remove liquids and 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 …

ACI launches new guidance on Computed Tomography technology screening

Airports Council International (ACI) World has today launched a new implementation guide for Computed Tomography – or CT – screening technology that can help airports improve efficiency and passenger experience at security checkpoints. The Advanced Cabin Baggage Screening / Computed Tomography Read More …