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

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 Read More …

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

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, Read More …

Extinction Rebellion plans to shut down London City airport this week

Extinction Rebellion is planning to shutdown London City airport for three days later this week. The climate activists, who have been protesting in Central London, said they planned to occupy both the departure and arrivals hall of the airport with the aim of blocking security. Read More …

Manchester Airport train station evacuated over ‘suspicious package’

Manchester Airport train station has been evacuated and a man detained after reports of a suspicious package. Greater Manchester Police said bomb disposal officers carried out a controlled explosion and a cordon had been put in place. All trains, trams Read More …

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 …