Gerald R. Ford International Airport has received a total of $3.8 million for security upgrades.
A new, innovative screening process was unveiled, and the Transportation Security Administration, with the help of Clark County, just proposed a grant of more than $10 million for other security upgrades.
Events in recent history concerning attacks on transportation hubs have increased the importance of safeguarding airports around the world and further highlighted the need for accurate, reliable and smart security systems to protect aviation assets.
- By John Distelzweig
- Sep 01, 2017
The environmental impact of air travel is no secret. While designing more fuel-efficient aircraft and other conservation measures to reduce CO2 emission are on the drawing boards, the real progress is happening in the greening of airport terminals around the country.
- By Anthony Incorvati
- Sep 01, 2017
Pittsburgh International has been approved by the Transportation Security Administration to allow non-fliers regular access past its security gate, making the airport the first to do so since security measures increased after 9/11.
The Transportation Security Administration released a video on their YouTube channel explaining the layers of security that go into protecting an airport.
Airport security in Australia is seeing an increase after police arrested an Islamist-inspired terror cell that was plotting to blow up an aircraft.
Electronics bigger than a cell phone will be subject to added security on flights heading to the United States from Mexico.
In a video clip taken on-board a United Airlines flight, men seen wearing saying “police” dragged a man down the aisle of the plane.
A covert group was able to breach security 17 out of 18 times.
Airports are the nation’s most highly secured public facilities. Since Sept. 11, 2001, the federal government has spent billions of dollars protecting airports and planes.
- By Bruce Czerwinski
- Jul 01, 2017
The United States has unveiled enhanced security measures for flights to the country designed to prevent a laptop ban.
Authorities believe the stabbing of an airport officer was an “act of terrorism.”
Chicago's O'Hare International Airport was at the center of a PR nightmare after a man was dragged off a plane.
With a pending network overhaul and the fast-approaching emergency exercise, Pangborn Memorial Airport was driven to action.
- By Michael Hardy
- Jun 01, 2017
After the summer rush, TSA may change up their security procedures.
Starting this summer in Minneapolis, Delta Air Lines will use facial recognition to speed up bag drops.
The Transportation Security Administration has laid out new framework to protect soft targets in airports as well as consider electronics ban on flights from Europe.
Passengers set to board a Spirit Airlines flight quickly gave into their air rage when the flight was cancelled.
Chicago is overhauling their aviation security protocols after the viral incident involving an overbooked United flight.
TSA recently ordered nine airlines to stop passengers from bringing most types of tech on board.
President Trump was expected to sign a reworked executive order on immigration, but the rollout has been delayed.
The American Civil Liberties Union says TSA agents’ use of “behavior detection” techniques leads to racial profiling.
A congressional report cites many gaps in security at airports around the country.
Terminal One at JFK International Airport had relied on a limited analog surveillance system and a separate, older IP system that were independent of each other.
- By Courtney Pedersen
- Feb 01, 2017
A gunman opened fire, shooting at least 12 people and killing five of them.
Since 9/11, travel through the world’s busiest airports has changed dramatically. Security professionals are focused on extensive security investments to protect these “Soft Targets” from threats, including terrorist attacks, crime, theft and vandalism.
- By Robert P. Mitchell
- Jan 01, 2017
Evidence recovered from the scene of the crash lead experts to believe EgyptAir Flight 804 was most likely downed due to terrorism.
Signs at airports to inform travelers of ID requirements at security checkpoints
Police evacuated the Will Rodgers World Airport after reports of shots fired.
New “innovation lanes” will be installed at airports around the country to help speed up security for travelers.
Thailand has increase security at tourist spots and airports after reports of a bomb.
The recent disappearance of Egypt Air Flight MS804 on May 19 has once again highlighted the issues of insider threat at airports.
Earlier this month travelers at JFK Airport were delayed due to a security breach that ended up to be a crowd cheering on an Olympic athlete.
Military police in Rio de Janeiro are deploying a third more officers than originally planned for the Olympic Games.
According to Vaughn Glenn, a TSA agent and union representative in Detroit, only about half of Americans surveyed in a 2014 poll thought TSA screening makes air travel safer.
- By Ralph C. Jensen
- Aug 01, 2016
TSA plans to use computed-tomography to inspect carry-on bags.
- By Sydny Shepard
- Jul 12, 2016
Security checkpoints are some of the most publicly visible and heavily used components of today’s security infrastructure. Whether airports, stadiums, ports or border transit points, in many ways checkpoint technology is the linchpin for effectively protecting people and property.
- By Melissa Odegaard
- Jul 01, 2016
41 died and more than 230 more were injured when three men open fired and set off explosives at a Turkish airport.
- By Sydny Shepard
- Jun 29, 2016
If Britain decides to leave the European Union, British airports may see a slump in security.
- By Sydny Shepard
- Jun 22, 2016