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 …

Emirates first foreign airline to start biometric boarding for US flights

Emirates will become the first airline outside the US to use biometric technology approved by immigration authorities, so passengers on flights to its 12 US routes can cut time for security checks to two seconds. The airline got approval from Read More …

TSA moving forward with airport screening system deployment

Several senators voiced concern over the Transportation Security Administration’s slow rollout of new airport screening technology at a hearing Wednesday. Commerce Committee members Sens. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., and Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., questioned acting Deputy Administrator Patricia Cogswell about the Read More …

Liquid restrictions to end at UK airports thanks to new technology

Air passengers will no longer have to take liquids and laptops out of their carry-on bags under new rules coming into force for UK airports to upgrade their security scanners. Similar to CT scanners used in hospitals, the new technology 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 …

Cyberattack warning to small plane owners: How your aircraft could be vulnerable

The alert from the DHS critical infrastructure computer emergency response team. warns that modern flight systems are vulnerable to hacking if a person manages to gain unrestricted access to an aircraft. The alert also recommends that small plane owners restrict unauthorized physical Read More …

EgyptAir executive says no ‘logical reason’ for British Airways cancellations to Cairo

An executive of state-owned EgyptAir said on Tuesday that British Airways’ decision to suspend flights to Cairo, the Egyptian capital, for several days was “without a logical reason.” The vice chairman of EgyptAir Holding Co, Sherif Ezzat Badrous, told reporters Read More …