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 …

Brisbane Airport security trial keeps laptops, liquids in your bag

One of the biggest hassles of international travel has to be the airport security checkpoint, where passengers have to fish laptops, tablets with keyboards, powders, liquids, aerosols and gels out of their bag and present them separately for screening: but Read More …

With government shutdown threatening paychecks, more TSA agents calling out sick

It’s not unusual for airport security agents tasked with screening passengers to call-out sick in noticeable numbers after the holidays. But with a partial government shutdown entering its third week — and threatening to deny the nation’s 51,000 Transportation Security Administration employees Read More …

Goodbye, X-ray scanners: US airports using 3D machines to snoop into bags

New technology at airport security checkpoints is poised to greet some of the more than 40 million people who will board flights over the next two-and-a-half weeks. The multi-faceted approach the Transportation Security Administration, the federal agency that oversees aviation Read More …

TechFlow Gets $968M DHS Contract for Explosive Detection Tech Maintenance Support

TechFlow has received a potential five-year, $967.9M contract from the Department of Homeland Security to maintain and provide logistics support for explosive detection systems. A FedBizOpps notice posted Thursday says the contract covers preventive maintenance; calibration and test equipment; radiation surveys; tools; parts obsolescence; and Read More …

New passenger scanner uses space technology to speed up airport security

A super-sensitive passenger scanner that reveals hidden security threats is being trialled at Cardiff Airport in the UK. The walk-through scanner, which uses space technology to image human body heat, is the result of a collaboration between Sequestim Ltd. and Read More …