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Passenger Screening

- The Transportation Security Administration is still unsure whether passenger screening systems at airports are effectively addressing the greatest aviation threats, according to a recent report from the Government Accountability Office.

Practical Aviation Security: Predicting and Preventing Future Threats

- Practical Aviation Security is the go to book for anyone interested in understanding aviation security systems.

Following Recommended Security Practices Helps Ship Fend Off Pirates

- An attempted pirate attack on the U.S. flagged ship Maersk Alabama in the Indian Ocean was thwarted by security forces aboard the vessel, according to the New York Times. It's the same ship that was seized in April, with the captain held captive until rescued by navy snipers.

Following Recommended Security Practices Helps Ship Fend Off Pirates

- An attempted pirate attack on the U.S. flagged ship Maersk Alabama in the Indian Ocean was thwarted by security forces aboard the vessel, according to the New York Times. It's the same ship that was seized in April, with the captain held captive until rescued by navy snipers.

Recommended Security Practices Help Ship Fend Off Pirates

- An attempted pirate attack on the U.S. flagged ship Maersk Alabama in the Indian Ocean was thwarted by security forces aboard the vessel, according to the New York Times. It's the same ship that was seized in April, with the captain held captive until rescued by Navy snipers.

TSA Revises Passenger Screening Policies After Wrongfully Detaining Ron Paul Aide

- The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has revised its airline traveler screening policies after it was sued by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) for allegedly violating the constitutional rights of a man working for Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX).

Does Aviation Security Trump Public Transportation Security?

- With deadly terrorist atrocities in London and Madrid revealing the vulnerability of the nation's public transit systems to attack, a Boston television investigative team wants to know why aviation security receives so much funding as opposed to public transport security.

AeroMexico Plane Hijacked by Three Men; Lands in Mexico City Safely

- BREAKING: Mexican media reports three men have siezed a passenger plane and threatened to blow it up unless they are allowed to meet with Mexican President Felipe Calderon, according to a breaking Reuters report.

Saudi Suicide Bomber Hid IED in His Anal Cavity

- An affiliate of al Qaeda has taken a page from the drug mule's playbook, hiding an improvised explosive device (IED) in the anal cavity of a suicide bomber who detonated himself in late August in Saudi Arabia, reports the Australian Associated Press (AAP).

Streamlining Air Passenger Security Screening

- A new study says passenger screening could be improved by separating travelers into two lines: one for low-risk passengers and the other for high-risk passengers.

Obsession with 9/11 Leaves Commercial Carriers Vulnerable, Says Pilot

- The obsession with preventing another improbable 9/11-style attack has left the nation's commercial air traffic more vulnerable to terrorism, argues a pilot.

Travelers Provide Airlines with Birth Date and Gender Starting Saturday

- Starting Saturday, some travelers will begin providing their birth date and sex when booking airline reservations.

Black Boxes to Get Back-up Battery

- Black box flight recorders, which help investigators determine how a plane crash happened, are set to get a long-needed upgrade to ensure proper functioning during a crash: back-up batteries.
 




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