UK: Unknown object comes within 10ft of aircraft in high-risk near-miss at Leeds Bradford airport

A report revealed that the object presented a “high” risk of collision with the plane during the incident on 1 September. According to the UK Airprox Board, which investigates near misses between aircraft, “the object appeared without warning and there Read More …

Nearly 200 European airports at risk of insolvency due to COVID-19 impact, warns a new report

Nearly 200 airports across Europe are at risk of insolvency due to the collapse in air travel, the European airports’ trade body has warned. A report by Airports Council International (ACI) Europe has estimated that 193 airports on the continent Read More …

European holidaymakers to blame for COVID second wave, says health expert

The “mass movement” of European holidaymakers keen to relax after lockdowns lifted this summer is largely to blame for the continent’s second wave of coronavirus infections, a public health expert told Euronews. “Anybody who drives down the motorways in France Read More …

TSA checkpoint at Pittsburgh International Airport gets new state-of-the-art 3-D checkpoint scanner to improve explosives detection

PITTSBURGH, Pa. — A new state-of-the-art advanced technology computed tomography checkpoint scanner (CT) that provides 3-D imaging has been installed and is in use at the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) checkpoint at Pittsburgh International Airport. The new technology provides critical Read More …

Data watchdog issues biggest ever fine over airline cyberattack

British Airways has been fined £20 million for “unacceptable” failures that led to personal details of hundreds of thousands of customers’ data being being stolen by hackers in 2018. The fine represents the largest financial penalty issued by the UK’s Read More …

3rd gun found in 5 days on passengers at Pittsburgh International Airport

Transportation Security Administration agents caught a Texas man with a handgun at Pittsburgh International Airport on Saturday, which was the third gun found on passengers in five days. Last Tuesday, TSA agents stopped two passengers with guns at an airport Read More …

German police say suspicious device found on train near Cologne not explosive

Police in Germany said on Saturday a suspicious device found on a regional train overnight near the western city of Cologne was not explosive and did not pose a threat. A statement said bomb specialists investigated the object, which contained Read More …

IATA and UNOCT to Cooperate on Countering Terrorist Travel

GENEVA –The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and The United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism (UNOCT) signed a memorandum of understanding to strengthen cooperation with the United Nations Countering Terrorist Travel Programme (CT Travel Programme). The memorandum was signed today by Read More …