Transportation


  • Gunmen attack bus in Mandera County, Kenya

    February 19, 2020

    A Moyale Raha bus headed to Nairobi from Mandera was Wednesday attacked by suspected Al-Shabaab militants. At least three passengers were killed in the attack which occurred at Sarman area in Mandera North County. The management of Moyale Raha bus company said the vehicle left Mandera town in the morning and was sprayed with bullets while on ...

  • 737 Max: Debris found in new planes’ fuel tanks

    February 19, 2020

    Boeing’s crisis-hit 737 Max jetliner faces a new potential safety issue as debris has been found in the fuel tanks of several new planes which were in storage, awaiting delivery to airlines. The head of Boeing’s 737 programme has told employees that the discovery was “absolutely unacceptable”. A Boeing spokesman said the company did not see the ...

  • Passenger jet carrying 172 passengers nearly shot down over Syria, Russia says

    February 7, 2020

    An Airbus A320 jet carrying 172 passengers was nearly shot down on its approach to the Syrian capital, Damascus, shortly after 2 a.m. Thursday after Syria fired antiaircraft missiles in response to an attack, according to a Russian Defense Ministry spokesman, Russian news agencies reported Friday. Russia accused the Israeli air force of using the passenger plane ...

  • Suspected jihadists held in Maldives after foreigners stabbed

    February 6, 2020

    Maldives police arrested three suspected Islamic extremists Thursday over the stabbing of three foreigners in the upmarket tourist destination. Two Chinese men and an Australian were in a stable condition after being stabbed Tuesday, just two months after security officials warned of the presence of violent radicals inspired by the Islamic State group. Authorities said were investigating ...

  • Maritime minister undertakes future of shipping industry tour, as ports cyber security guidance is updated

    January 28, 2020

    Maritime Minister Nusrat Ghani has today (28 January 2020) finished off a tour of southern ports to see the innovative work underway to future-proof the maritime industry, including discovering how plans were developing for an autonomous ship to sail independently across the Atlantic for the Mayflower’s 400th anniversary. Beginning in the Port of Plymouth yesterday, the ...

  • Airports Council International and The Aviation Information Sharing and Analysis Center enter cooperative agreement

    January 23, 2020

    Airports Council International (ACI) World and A-ISAC announced today they have signed an agreement that better enables ACI members to join the A-ISAC for access to airport-specific cyber threat intelligence and actionable data that will enhance their ability to build cyber resiliency. Both organizations play an active role in supporting the global aviation network; by increasing ...

  • Hoaxer jailed after causing bomb scare because he was going to miss his flight

    January 18, 2020

    A passenger who caused a bomb scare on his own flight because he was running late has been jailed for 16 months. Rashidul Islam was due to fly from Gatwick Airport to Morocco to see his fiancee, but his train from Cricklewood unexpectedly terminated at St Pancras. He took a taxi from the train station in Central London but ...

  • T.S.A. Finds Record Number of Guns at Airports in 2019

    January 16, 2020

    The Transportation Security Administration caught more firearms at airport checkpoints in 2019 than in any other year since it was created in 2001, the agency said Wednesday, as part of a steady uptick that its leader called “deeply troubling.” The agency said that it found 4,432 firearms last year in carry-on bags or carried by passengers, ...

  • Iran plane crash: Ukrainian jet was ‘unintentionally’ shot down

    January 11, 2020

    Iran has admitted “unintentionally” shooting down a Ukrainian passenger jet, killing all 176 people on board. An investigation found that “missiles fired due to human error”, President Hassan Rouhani said. He described the crash as an “unforgivable mistake”. The military said the jet turned towards a sensitive site belonging to Iran’s Revolutionary Guards and was then mistaken ...

  • Kenya bus attack: Three killed in Lamu county

    January 2, 2020

    Three people have been killed after a bus was attacked in Kenya close to the Somali border, local officials say. Two others were injured and are being treated at local clinics. The bus was travelling from Mombasa and was targeted in Lamu county when heavily armed men stopped it and sprayed it with bullets. The gunmen have not ...

  • RavnAir revises estimate of damage from cyber attack

    December 31, 2019

    An Alaska air carrier that suffered a cyber attack has experienced more disruption than initially projected, according to a company announcement. The RavnAir Group on Dec. 20 experienced what it called a “malicious” cyber attack on its information technology network, Anchorage television station KTVA reported. The company cancelled some Alaska flights of Dash 8 aircraft and said ...

  • Atlantic Council releases new report: Aviation cybersecurity: Scoping the challenge

    December 11, 2019

    Today, the Atlantic Council’s Cyber Statecraft Initiative, within the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security, launched a new report titled “Aviation Cybersecurity: Scoping the Challenge” and the results of the first-ever global survey on aviation cybersecurity. The report will be celebrated with a public launch and discussion led by Pete Cooper, report author and Senior Fellow with the ...

  • DHS Rolls Back Facial-Recognition Expansion Plan

    December 10, 2019

    The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has reconsidered a plan to use facial-recognition technology on all U.S. citizens traveling internationally through airports, deciding to roll back the plan after meeting with privacy experts. Last week the DHS said it would expand facial recognition checks to all travelers entering and leaving the U.S., including previously-exempt U.S. citizens. However, now ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Pakistan train fire: Karachi to Rawalpindi service blaze kills dozens

    October 31, 2019

    At least 74 passengers have died after a train travelling between the Pakistani cities of Karachi to Rawalpindi caught fire. Minister for Railways Sheikh Rashid Ahmed said the fire was caused by the explosion of a gas cylinder being used by passengers cooking breakfast. The blaze is thought to have spread to at least three carriages. According to ...

  • One cyber attack can cost major APAC ports $110B

    October 30, 2019

    One single cyber attack has the potential to cost major Asia-Pacific ports upwards of $110 billion in damages, a figure that is equivalent to half of total losses incurred from global natural disasters last year. This can occur in an “extreme” scenario during which a virus infects 15 major ports across Singapore, China, Japan, South ...

  • 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 ...

  • Planes, gates, and bags: How hackers can hijack your local airport

    October 11, 2019

    In an increasingly technology-focused world, aviation security is becoming a critical problem. This is not necessarily in reference to protesters disrupting flights or drones that are able to bring prominent airports to a grinding halt for days over the holiday season. Instead, the use of networked systems and tech solutions to do everything from managing your booking to bags ...