Airport Security


Airport Officer Stabbing Being Investigated as Terrorism

Airport Officer Stabbing Being Investigated as Terrorism

Authorities believe the stabbing of an airport officer was an “act of terrorism.”

Chicago Hires New Airport Security Chief After United Blunder

Chicago Hires New Airport Security Chief After United Blunder

Chicago's O'Hare International Airport was at the center of a PR nightmare after a man was dragged off a plane.

The Right Combination

The Right Combination

With a pending network overhaul and the fast-approaching emergency exercise, Pangborn Memorial Airport was driven to action.

TSA Hints at New Screening Procedures

TSA Hints at New Screening Procedures

After the summer rush, TSA may change up their security procedures.

Delta Air Lines to Test Facial Recognition this Summer

Delta Air Lines to Test Facial Recognition this Summer

Starting this summer in Minneapolis, Delta Air Lines will use facial recognition to speed up bag drops.

Security Changes at Airports include Soft Target Protection, Electronics Ban

Security Changes at Airports include Soft Target Protection, Electronics Ban

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.

Spirit Airlines Flight Cancellations Lead to Passenger Brawl

Spirit Airlines Flight Cancellations Lead to Passenger Brawl

Passengers set to board a Spirit Airlines flight quickly gave into their air rage when the flight was cancelled.

Chicago Aviation Security Overhaul after Man Dragged off United Flight

Chicago Aviation Security Overhaul after Man Dragged off United Flight

Chicago is overhauling their aviation security protocols after the viral incident involving an overbooked United flight.



Tech Ban on Some Foreign Flights into the US

Tech Ban on Some Foreign Flights into the U.S.

TSA recently ordered nine airlines to stop passengers from bringing most types of tech on board.

The “New” Travel Ban

The "New" Travel Ban

President Trump was expected to sign a reworked executive order on immigration, but the rollout has been delayed.

ACLU: TSA Behavior Profiling Unscientific and Unreliable

ACLU: TSA Behavior Profiling Unscientific and Unreliable

The American Civil Liberties Union says TSA agents’ use of “behavior detection” techniques leads to racial profiling.

House Report Criticizes Security Gaps at Airports

House Report Criticizes Security Gaps at Airports

A congressional report cites many gaps in security at airports around the country.

Terminal Upgrade

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Terminal Upgrade

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.

Shots Fired at Fort Lauderdale Airport, Killing 1

The Latest: Fort Lauderdale Airport Shooting

A gunman opened fire, shooting at least 12 people and killing five of them.

Understanding Interoperability

Understanding Interoperability

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.

EgyptAir Flight 804: Traces of Explosives Found On Victims

EgyptAir Flight 804: Traces of Explosives Found On Victims

Evidence recovered from the scene of the crash lead experts to believe EgyptAir Flight 804 was most likely downed due to terrorism.

TSA to Notify Travelers of Upcoming 2018 REAL ID Airport Enforcement

Signs at airports to inform travelers of ID requirements at security checkpoints

Shooting Shuts Down Oklahoma City Airport for Hours

Shooting Shuts Down Oklahoma City Airport for Hours

Police evacuated the Will Rodgers World Airport after reports of shots fired.

New Security Lanes Help to Diminish Long Lines

New Airport Security Lanes Help to Diminish Long Lines

New “innovation lanes” will be installed at airports around the country to help speed up security for travelers.

Thailand Beefs Up Security Following Bangkok Bomb Threat

Thailand Beefs Up Security Following Bangkok Bomb Threat

Thailand has increase security at tourist spots and airports after reports of a bomb.

Combatting Insider Threat

The recent disappearance of Egypt Air Flight MS804 on May 19 has once again highlighted the issues of insider threat at airports.

Calls for Security Review after JFK Airport False Shooting Claims

Calls for Security Review after JFK Airport False Shooting Claims

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.

Rio Beefs up Olympic Security Presence by a Third

Rio Beefs up Olympic Security Presence by a Third

Military police in Rio de Janeiro are deploying a third more officers than originally planned for the Olympic Games.

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Carry On Convenience

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.

TSA Testing New Idea to Speed up Airport Security

TSA Testing New Idea to Speed up Airport Security

TSA plans to use computed-tomography to inspect carry-on bags.

Integrating Security

Integrating Security

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.

41 Dead in Istanbul Terror Attack

41 Dead in Istanbul Terror Attack

41 died and more than 230 more were injured when three men open fired and set off explosives at a Turkish airport.

Airport Security Could Suffer from Brexit

Airport Security Could Suffer from Brexit

If Britain decides to leave the European Union, British airports may see a slump in security.

Shots Fired at Dallas Love Field Airport

Shots Fired at Dallas Love Field Airport

Shots were fired by an officers responding to a domestic dispute at Dallas Love Field Airport.

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.

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