Australia: Fake improvised explosive devices slip through regional airport security

Serious security deficiencies have been uncovered at Townsville Airport, with fake bombs passing through screening undetected. In April this year aviation inspectors, with Home Affairs, conducted what is known as red teaming tests. Two fake improvised explosive devices passed through Read More …

Passenger jet came within just 32ft of hitting a drone as it came into land at Manchester Airport

A passenger jet came within just 32ft of hitting a drone ‘almost head-on’ as it came into land at Manchester Airport. A pilot described the incident near as a ‘close encounter’, a UK Airprox Board (UKAB) report revealed. The rectangular drone was flown Read More …

Safety experts concerned by repeated security lapses at Dhaka airport

Recent security lapses at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka have raised eyebrows among safety experts, as multiple passengers have managed to sneak firearms past terminal gates. Lax security at the airport not only poses threats for passengers, but also Read More …

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 …