aviation security

British air steward made bomb threat to impress employer


August 22nd, 2012 - 1:10 am ICT by BNO News
LONDON, ENGLAND (BNO NEWS) -- A British air steward who wrote a threatening message on the back of a toilet door during a flight from London to the Japanese capital of Tokyo ... Read more...

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UAE, US discuss aviation cooperation


December 4th, 2011 - 11:02 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Dec 4 (IANS/WAM) Officials of the UAE and the US have discussed cooperation in the aviation sector, it was announced Sunday.The discussions were held here between Saif Mohammed ... Read more...

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UAE launches website on aviation security


November 18th, 2011 - 12:41 am ICT by IANS
Dubai, Nov 17 (IANS/WAM) The civil aviation authority of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has launched a new website on aviation security.The General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) launched the website ... Read more...

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Remote controlled ‘Die Hard 2 airport attack’ might soon become real aviation threat: Expert


April 4th, 2011 - 2:34 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Apr 4 (ANI): Renny Harlin's fiction movie 'Die Hard 2' could soon become a reality in the near future, with a report saying that aeroplanes could be taken over by remote ... Read more...

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Ravi to meet Air India unions to know grievances


February 14th, 2011 - 10:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) While a strike by a section of Air India pilots was averted, Civil Aviation Minister Vayalar Ravi Monday said he will talk to employees' unions to understand ... Read more...

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US, UK in crisis talks over man smuggling 80 guns on flights from US


January 25th, 2011 - 1:32 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan.25 (ANI): British and American authorities have reportedly had crisis talks after dozens of handguns were smuggled into the UK on passenger flights from the United States.Serious flaws in trans-atlantic ... Read more...

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Security cop allows air-passenger with boxcutter blades!


January 23rd, 2011 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, Jan 23 (IANS) An aviation security officer had to step down here after he allowed a passenger to carry along a case of boxcutter blades on to a plane.The Civil Aviation ... Read more...

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JFK airport guards fired for sleeping on the job


December 28th, 2010 - 7:56 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 28 (IANS) Nine private security guards at the John F. Kennedy International Airport have been fired this year for sleeping on the job, a media report said Tuesday. But the ... Read more...

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Now drink containers under scanner at North American airports (Lead)


December 25th, 2010 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
By Gurmukh Singh Toronto/New York/Washington, Dec 25 (IANS) Beverage containers also came under the scanner at US and Canadian airports from Friday as the North American countries further tightened aviation security.The Canadian Air ... Read more...

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Air Indian bombing kin unhappy with Canadian Govt. compensation


December 8th, 2010 - 1:22 pm ICT by ANI
Ottawa (Canada), Dec.8 (ANI): Relatives of those killed in the Air India flight 182 bombing of June 23, 1985, have expressed disappointment with the Canadian Government's proposed compensation plan.Most of them have ... Read more...

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No ex-gratia for Kanishka victims in action plan (Lead)


December 8th, 2010 - 1:17 am ICT by IANS
By Gurmukh Singh Toronto, Dec 7 (IANS) Canada Tuesday unveiled an action plan to implement the recommendations of the Air India bombing inquiry commission, which submitted its report in June. But there was ... Read more...

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No ex-gratia for Kanishka victims in action plan


December 7th, 2010 - 3:40 pm ICT by IANS
By Gurmukh Singh Toronto, Dec 7 (IANS) Canada is set to unveil an action plan to implement the recommendations of the Air India bombing inquiry commission which submitted its report in June. But ... Read more...

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Poor screening placing US air cargo security in a spot


November 14th, 2010 - 6:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 14 (ANI): There is reportedly a gaping hole in aviation security, a hole so big about one billion pounds of cargo fly right through it every year, cargo on passenger ... Read more...

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UK officials deny ‘Yemen bomb defused 17 minutes before scheduled explosion’


November 5th, 2010 - 12:34 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 5 (ANI): The claim by French interior minister Brice Hortefeux that one of the two mail bombs sent from Yemen was defused 17 minutes before it was set to explode, ... Read more...

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TSA Administrator visits Yemen, meets with security officials in Germany


November 4th, 2010 - 3:12 am ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) -- U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Administrator John S. Pistole on Wednesday visited Yemen to meet with government officials including Yemen Deputy Prime Minister Rashad al-Alimi and Civil ... Read more...

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India, Iraq modify bilateral air service pact


October 19th, 2010 - 8:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) India and Iraq Tuesday modified a bilateral air service agreement, permitting each to operate up to 12 flights a week to four different destinations in the other's ... Read more...

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CIA intensifies drone attacks in Pak amid suspected terror threats to Europe


September 28th, 2010 - 7:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 28 (ANI): The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has intensified missile attacks against militants in Pakistan's tribal regions in a bid to foil a suspected terrorist plot against European targets, current ... Read more...

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Lady Gaga Gets Away With Handcuffs


September 16th, 2010 - 6:40 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Sep 16, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Pop star Lady Gaga gave surprise to many travelers at Los Angeles international airport on Monday where she is reported to have arrived wearing very little ... Read more...

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No full-body scanners at Dubai airports


July 6th, 2010 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, July 6 (IANS) Full-body scanner, which enables security staff to see X-ray image of passengers, will not be used at Dubai airports as the device violates national ethics, Dubai airport security ... Read more...

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New Zealand Sikhs challenge club’s turban ban


June 17th, 2010 - 8:45 am ICT by IANS
Wellington, June 17 (DPA) The Sikh Council of New Zealand announced Thursday it would take legal action against an Auckland club that will not admit turban-wearing Sikhs to its premises because it ... Read more...

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Secretary Napolitano meets with Middle Eastern officials to enhance aviation security


June 2nd, 2010 - 3:52 am ICT by BNO News
ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (BNO NEWS) – Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano met on Tuesday with her counterparts from the Middle East region and officials from the International ... Read more...

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TSA’s behaviorial screening wing failing to spot potential terrorists


May 20th, 2010 - 1:52 pm ICT by ANI
New York, May 20 (ANI): A Transportation Security Administration (TSA) program put in place by the US Department of Homeland Security after 9/11 is failing to catch terrorists on time.According to a ... Read more...

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Delta Flight Bomb Scare Hoaxer In FBI Custody


April 28th, 2010 - 7:28 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Paris, Apr 28, (THAINDIAN NEWS) A Delta Airlines plane bound for Atlanta was made to land at Maine after a passenger created scare by saying he had a bomb with ... Read more...

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7 out of 10 Aussies ready for full body scans prior to flying


April 14th, 2010 - 2:04 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Apr.14 (ANI): Seven out ten Australian travellers taking part in a survey, have said that they support full body scans at airports.Seventy per cent of adults are in favour of the ... Read more...

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DHS Secretary Napolitano meets with African officials in Nigeria


April 13th, 2010 - 2:27 am ICT by BNO News
ABUJA, NIGERIA (BNO NEWS) – Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano met with top officials from across Africa and the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) to discuss ways to bolster ... Read more...

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US to send Qatar diplomat who set fire to his shoe back


April 9th, 2010 - 2:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 9(ANI): The United States has told the Qatar Government that it would declare diplomat Mohammed Al-Madadi persona non grata if Qatar did not remove him from U.S. territory for setting ... Read more...

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Brit MPs warn terrorists one step ahead of airport security chiefs


March 24th, 2010 - 5:59 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 24 (ANI): British parliamentarians have condemned airport security chiefs for failing to keep ahead of terrorists, and said 'overseas weak points' in airport security posed a serious risk to the ... Read more...

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CISF awaits Centre’s clearance to install body scanners in airports


March 8th, 2010 - 7:16 pm ICT by ANI
By Shreeraj GudiNew Delhi, Mar 8 (ANI): The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) on Monday said that it is looking for the Government's clearance over installing body scanners at all airports.The ... Read more...

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Dept. of Homeland Security Secretary to discuss aviation security with Mexico


February 13th, 2010 - 3:49 am ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) – Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano will travel to Mexico City to discuss security tactics in global aviation, the DHS announced Friday.Secretary Napolitano will meet ... Read more...

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‘Ensure there’s nothing like Munich massacre at CWG’


February 11th, 2010 - 12:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 11 (IANS) India will have to prepare for all possible counter measures to terror regardless of the price to ensure that the Commonwealth Games do not have something like ... Read more...

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EU, US seek cooperation on aviation security


January 22nd, 2010 - 8:55 am ICT by IANS
Brussels, Jan 22 (IANS) Ministers of the European Union (EU) and secretary of the US Homeland Security have discussed ways to enhance transatlantic aviation security following the recent attempt to blow up ... Read more...

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Report: U.S. to increase airline security amid al-Qaida threat


January 15th, 2010 - 3:10 pm ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) -- The United States is planning to increase airline security amid a purported new threat from al-Qaida in Yemen, NBC News reported on Thursday.The new security regulations – ... Read more...

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Airport Security tightened in 14 countries


January 5th, 2010 - 11:46 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington, Jan 5 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Airport security is going to be tightened many folds in lieu of the failed Christmas bombing attempt. And the cabin crew of the planes are poised ... Read more...

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US seeks tighter cooperation with international airports


January 1st, 2010 - 8:28 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 1 (DPA) The US government is sending high level officials on a worldwide mission to make personal contact with airport officials about their security methods. Secretary of Homeland Security Janet ... Read more...

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‘Bombers will try again after Christmas Day failure’


December 30th, 2009 - 2:58 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 30 (IANS) The Christmas Day foiled attack on a US passenger plane was most likely a proof-of-concept attempt, and had it worked then more attacks with similar devices could have ... Read more...

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