Airport Security


TSA to Undergo Covert Security Tests this Summer

TSA to Undergo Covert Security Tests this Summer

The Transportation Security Administration at airports around the country will be undergoing covert security tests over the summer.

TSA Gives Head of Security the Boot

TSA Gives Head of Security the Boot

The Transportation Security Administration has replaced the head of security after airports around the country have had difficulty with long checkpoint lines.

U.S. Airports React to Downed EgyptAir Flight

U.S. Airports React to Downed EgyptAir Flight

Airport security in the United States as increased after a flight from Paris to Cairo was downed in the Mediterranean Sea.

EgyptAir Flight from Paris to Cairo Disappears

EgyptAir Flight from Paris to Cairo Disappears

An EgyptAir flight carrying 66 passengers to Cairo from Paris suddenly disappeared from radar on May 19.

DHS has Plans for Airport Security Lines, Urges Patience

DHS has Plans for Airport Security Lines, Urges Patience

The US Department of Homeland Security has put forward a plan for the long airport security lines, but first they’ll need a little patience from passengers.

The Scary Wi-Fi Name that Delayed a Flight

The Scary Wi-Fi Name that Delayed a Flight

An Australian-based airline was forced to delay a flight after someone decided to take Wi-Fi naming to a threatening level.

TSA to Help with Security Overseas

TSA to Help with Security Overseas

The House has passed a bill to enhance aviation security overseas.

Belgium Transit Minister Resigns after Airport Security Lapses

Belgium Transit Minister Resigns after Airport Security Lapses

Belgian Transit Minister, Jacqueline Galant, resigned after it was leaked that she ignored found security lapses in the Brussels airport.



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Going Behind the Scene

Passenger security can be a nightmare (Orlando, for example), but it’s nothing like the adventure your luggage will experience. In Quebec, luggage moves through six layers of security. One of the steps, if necessary, will be a manual search.

EgyptAir Plane Hijacking: All Passengers Freed Without Injury

EgyptAir Plane Hijacking: All Passengers Freed Without Injury

A hijacker attempted to take control of an EgyptAir plane on its way to Cairo.

Flight Attendant Case Shows Airport Security Lapses

Flight Attendant Case Shows Airport Security Lapses

In late March, a flight attendant was trying to board a plan with 70 pounds of cocaine. When she was stopped at a security checkpoint to be randomly screened, she took off running.

Do Airports have a Soft Spot?

Do Airports have a Soft Spot?

After the attacks in Belgium, experts are looking into the vulnerabilities associated with long lines at security checkpoints.

One Person Arrested in Brussels Attack

One Person Arrested in Brussels Attack

Belgian Police were able to identify the suspects in the case and arrest at least one of them within the 24 hours after the attacks in Brussels.

Brussels: 26 Die at 2 Explosion Sites

Brussels Attack: 26 Die at 2 Explosion Sites

26 are dead in three explosions that occurred at the Brussels airport and subway station.

2016 World

2016 World's Best Airports

SkyTrax World Airport Awards has announced the best airports in the world for 2016.

TSA Prepares for Millions of Spring Break Travelers

TSA Prepares for Millions of Spring Break Travelers

The number of travelers is going up and the number of TSA screeners is going down, resulting in long lines at security check points.

Video Surveillance Captures Airport Workers with Laptop Used in Somalia In-Flight Jet Blast

Video Surveillance Captures Airport Workers with Laptop Used in Somalia In-Flight Jet Blast

CCTV footage finds that two airport workers helped to furnish the bomb that exploded on a Somali plane.

A Thankless Career - Because of recent news and my frequent visits through the security checkpoint, I have come to lack confidence in TSA employees.

Industry Focus

A Thankless Career

Because of recent news and my frequent visits through the security checkpoint, I have come to lack confidence in TSA employees.

TSA Intercepted Record Amount of Guns in 2015

TSA Intercepted Record Amount of Guns in 2015

You still can’t bring your loaded gun onto a plane, 2015 proved that.

Aviation Police Officers Ask for Guns to Bolster Security

Aviation Police Officers Ask for Guns to Bolster Security

Chicago aviation police officers request guns instead of “run and hide” training.

The Worlds Safest Airlines in 2016

The World's Safest Airlines in 2016

Nervous flyer? Find out who are the world’s safest airlines.

Intruder Alert - Since 9/11, airport and aviation security has generally been terminal centric with increased checkpoint screening for passengers and air cargo, increased protection of the flight deck with both physical security and air marshals to secure planes while in flight.

Intruder Alert

Since 9/11, airport and aviation security has generally been terminal centric with increased checkpoint screening for passengers and air cargo, increased protection of the flight deck with both physical security and air marshals to secure planes while in flight.

U.S. Airports with the Highest and Lowest Security Satisfaction

U.S. Airports with the Highest and Lowest Security Satisfaction

AirportXP, a mobile experience tool, allowed travelers to log their satisfaction with airport security checkpoints.

This Year’s Hottest Gift Banned from Airlines

This Year's Hottest Gift Banned from Airlines

Nearly every major U.S. carrier won’t let you board with a hoverboard in tow.

Airports Expected to See Increase in Thanksgiving Travelers and Security

Airports Expected to See Increase in Thanksgiving Travelers and Security

Airports’ busiest travel days of the year are likely to become even more complicated for travelers flying through U.S. airports this Thanksgiving Holiday.

The Next Generation of Security and Bag Check

The Next Generation of Security and Bag Check

We may have finally found a more efficient way of getting through airport security.

L-3’s ClearScan Explosives Detection System Qualifies for EU Type D/D+ Standard 2

This paves the way for liquids and electronics to remain in carry-on bags.

Two Air France Flights Diverted Due to Threats

Two Air France Flights Diverted Due to Threats

Two Air France flights bound for Paris from the U.S. were diverted because of threats Tuesday night.

Russia Confirms Bomb Downed Plane in Egypt

Russia Confirms Bomb Downed Plane in Egypt

More than two weeks after the crash that killed 224, Russia has started sending missiles into ISIS strongholds.

Surveillance: debunking the biggest transport security myth

Surveillance: Debunking the Biggest Transport Security Myth

Why safe travel doesn’t have to mean slow travel

Airport Worker May Have Put Bomb on Russian Plane

Airport Worker May Have Put Bomb on Russian Plane

A new report suggests someone working at the Egyptian airport may have smuggled the bomb aboard Metrojet Flight 9268.

Standoff with San Diego Gunman Ends after Five Hours

Standoff with San Diego Gunman Ends after Five Hours

Dozens of shots fired in an incident that shut down many blocks in a San Diego neighborhood and even delayed flights at the local airport.

U.S. Airports Missing Layers of Security

U.S. Airports Missing Layers of Security

A recent investigation shows U.S. airports are missing important security measures.

A Look at Sharm el Sheik Airport Security after Plane Crash

A Look at Sharm el Sheik Airport Security after Plane Crash

A look at the security of the airport in which Russia's deadliest aviation disaster departed from.

Is It Possible to Have Security on Every Flight?

Is It Possible to Have Security on Every Flight?

Is security on board the answer to the high rise in incidents on planes?

Millions of Americans May Need Passports to Fly Domestic

Millions of Americans May Need Passports to Fly Domestic

State issued identification cards from four states will no longer be accepted for domestic flights starting in 2016.

New Liquid Scanner Approved to Airport Security Industry Standard

Provides non-invasive screening of individual, unopened bottles or other containers.

Can You Take Frozen Liquids through Airport Security?

Can You Take Frozen Liquids through Airport Security?

One man tried to find out.

Key Control Central

Airports have many security requirements and challenges, and part of the challenge arises because of the mix of people on-site, including airport staff, airline staff, contractor and vendor staff and travelers.

Online Exclusive: Video, Incident and Response Management in the Transportation Market

Online Exclusive: Video, Incident and Response Management in the Transportation Market

Maintaining a secure environment with proven technology to assist in reducing crime and speeding up investigations.

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