Aviation


  • Nigeria: FAAN Installs Liquid Explosive Detectors At Airports

    December 4, 2019

    The Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) is set to deploy new liquid explosive detection system at the airports. Hadi Sirika, minister of aviation, said the detectors which are being introduced in major international airports across the country, would improve the security measures at airports, and effectively combat terrorism. Sirika said the system has been tested and inaugurated ...

  • India’s Comptroller and Auditor General flags loopholes in airport security

    November 28, 2019

    Even as airports in most parts of the country are facing a high level of threat perception, the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) has flagged several loopholes in the aviation security establishment. The situation at two hyper-sensitive airports, two sensitive airports and one airport where only chartered flights and helicopters were operating, all under the jurisdiction ...

  • TSA officers find high-capacity gun magazines hidden in an infant toy at Orlando airport

    November 27, 2019

    There’s a reason that Transportation Security Administration screens everything. TSA officers discovered two high capacity magazines in an infant’s toy at the Orlando International Airport that was made to look factory-sealed. The security agency disclosed the discover in its “Week in Review” post covering Nov. 4 through Nov. 17. The magazines in the toy were among 205 firearms found ...

  • The algorithms that go into your luggage screening at airports

    November 21, 2019

    When you check in your baggage for a flight, it must be screened before it is allowed on the plane. Baggage screening detects threats within luggage and personal belongings by X-ray analysis as they pass along a conveyor belt. Hold-baggage and passenger screening systems are capable of detecting contraband materials, narcotics, explosives and weapons. Millions of ...

  • FAA downgrades Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia to Category 2

    November 11, 2019

    The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has found that the Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia (CAAM) does not meet International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) safety standards and therefore has received a Category 2 rating based on a reassessment of the country’s civil aviation authority. A Category 2 International Aviation Safety Assessment (IASA) rating means that CAAM ...

  • DASA awards £2m contracts to counter hostile drone threats

    November 5, 2019

    Funds will develop new technology to tackle rising security risks posed by Unmanned Air Systems The Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) can today announce it has awarded nearly £2m to develop new capabilities to detect, disrupt, and defeat the hostile and malicious use of drones. Eighteen bids have been funded as part of the Countering Drones competition launched ...

  • What is spoofing and how can you ensure GPS security?

    October 30, 2019

    As technological advances make GPS/GNSS devices more affordable, our lives are becoming increasingly dependent on precise positioning and timing. The aviation sector has been using precise positioning GNSS for decades to help guide airplanes in landing approaches especially during difficult weather conditions. The American WAAS and the European EGNOS are SBAS reference networks which provide airplanes ...

  • Discover the spray used by Belgian police to train specialist dogs at airports

    October 29, 2019

    The explosive TATP has been used in several deadly terrorist attacks over the past two decades, which is why it is important that police are able to detect it. But the substance is extremely dangerous to handle, making it difficult to train police dogs or to test detector devices in crowded places like airports. That’s why European ...

  • UK govt launches Counter-Drone strategy to tackle drone misuse

    October 23, 2019

    The UK government has launched a new strategy, Counter-Drone, to safeguard the public from malicious or criminal use of drones. As part of the strategy, the government will tackle the misuse of drones by developing a new mobile counter-drone unit. The unit will be dispatched to drone-related incidents and major events across the country. It will be ...

  • French intelligence services thwart ‘9-11-style terror attack’

    October 18, 2019

    A terror plot inspired by the 9/11 attack on the World Trade Centre in New York has been foiled by the French intelligence services. One person is being held in custody in France on preliminary terrorism charges after apparently planning a September 11-style plane hijacking and attack. According to French paper Le Parisien, the suspect was looking for a weapon to hijack a plane. Interior Minister Christophe Castaner said on France-2 television on ...