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 …

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 …

Rate of guns found by TSA jumps, even as fewer people fly

With far fewer people flying because of travel restrictions during the coronavirus pandemic, airport security screeners are naturally finding fewer guns in carry-on baggage. But the ratio of guns to passengers seeking to board airplanes has jumped sharply. The Transportation Read More …

Prague Airport says thwarted several cyber attacks; hospitals also targeted

Prague Airport and a regional Czech hospital said on Saturday they had thwarted cyber attacks on their IT networks, reinforcing warnings by the national cyber security watchdog of likely attempts to harm the country’s infrastructure. “Attempted attacks on web pages Read More …

Airport Council International (ACI) releases security screening best practices during COVID-19

As the COVID-19 global pandemic continues to unfold, Airports Council International (ACI) World has gathered the following best practices from airports and screening authorities to help protect screeners, passengers and staff while preserving aviation security objectives. Checkpoint management Prior to Read More …

UK MoD put pressure on regulators to delay drone safety warnings, documents reveal

The Ministry of Defence put pressure on regulators to delay safety warnings about a new drone it planned to fly over British skies to avoid tipping off protesters, according to official documents obtained by the Guardian. They reveal how the ministry was Read More …

Australia: Aviation Security Enhancement Program

Our role at airports is changing. The Aviation Security Enhancement Program (ASEP) is delivering improved aviation security at Australia’s nine designated airports; Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane, Darwin, Cairns, Gold Coast and Perth. The ASEP will increase the number of Read More …