Airports scramble to handle drone incidents

Drones have become an increasing nuisance for airports worldwide in recent months, and good solutions to keep them from interfering with flights aren’t yet available. Airports in various cities — including Newark, New Jersey; Gatwick, England; Dublin, Ireland and Dubai — have grounded planes in the Read More …

New drone safety partnership with business launched as government sets out plans to limit drone misuse

The government and the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) have today (20 February 2019) announced a new partnership with the retailer Jessops, as part of a national campaign to increase public awareness of the rules around flying drones. Working with the CAA, Read More …

Councils cannot afford regional security upgrades, say experts

Aviation security experts say regional airports are vulnerable to crime, but local councils do not have the money to make them safer and promised counter-terrorism funding is yet to be released. The Federal Government announced in last year’s budget that 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 …

U.S. says Ninoy Aquino International Airport security measures inadequate – envoy

The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) found that the Philippines’ Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) is implementing inadequate security measures, the Philippines’ ambassador said. Philippine Ambassador to the US Jose Manuel “Babe” Romualdez wrote in a Philippine Star column on Sunday, December Read More …