Op-Ed: How disinfection will define travel in 2020 and beyond

For many of us, long, socially-distanced days in quarantine are made better by the hope that someday—hopefully soon—we’ll dust off our passports, pack our bags, and head out on a new adventure to see the world, reunite with loved ones, Read More …

Air Force One with Trump on board nearly hit by drone, report says

Air Force One, with Donald Trump aboard, was nearly struck on Sunday night as it approached a military airport outside Washington, according to reports. The aircraft appeared yellow and cross-shaped, and came near the executive jet around 5:54pm on Sunday, Read More …

Regulators and airport operators join forces to promote Open Architecture in Airport Security Systems

Regulators and airport operators from across Europe, North America, Asia Pacific and the Middle East have joined forces to promote the introduction of open architecture in airport security systems. In a paper published yesterday, prepared by Heathrow Airport Limited and Read More …

IATA Launches Aviation Security Intelligence Portal

Geneva – The International Air Transport Association (IATA) launched the Security Risk Intelligence Portal (SRIP)—an incident reporting tool to help airlines mitigate and manage security risks. The portal also includes the latest state and airport restrictions and requirements imposed as Read More …

TSA Wants Technology for Passenger Self-Screening at Airports

The Transportation Security Administration is exploring the possibility of passenger self-screening at airports, similar to self-checkout at the grocery store. On May 21, TSA posted an update to a solicitation originally posted in November. The opportunity, titled Passenger Self-Screening Systems Development, is Read More …

Easyjet hacked: 9 million people’s data accessed plus 2,200 credit card details grabbed

Budget British airline Easyjet has been hacked, it has told the stock markets, admitting nine million people’s details were accessed and more than 2,000 customers’ credit card details stolen. Some information about the attack was released to the London Stock Exchange by Read More …

Airbus is developing bomb-detecting ‘electronic noses’ that may one day sniff out viral disease

Aircraft manufacturing giant Airbus is partnering with a small Silicon Valley biotech startup to deploy “electronic noses” in airports and on aircraft, the Financial Times first reported. The sensors had the initial goal of detecting explosives but Airbus is aiming to repurpose Read More …