12/23/2009 - 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.
12/01/2009 - Terrorists could introduce a bomb or other destructive device into cargo destined for the belly of a passenger plane before it's loaded onto the aircraft, says a new U.S. government report.
11/12/2009 - 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).
10/21/2009 - Glacier Park International Airport in Montana has decided to opt out of federal security screening by privatizing its security workforce after experiencing staffing and customer service problems, according to Daily Inter Lake.com.
10/07/2009 - Nine American Airlines employees have been arrested for allegedly smuggling more than 300 suitcases packed with cocaine and loading them onto planes from Puerto Rico to Miami and New York, according to a DEA report.
09/14/2009 - Liquid restrictions at U.S. airports could be a thing of the past as soon as next year, while the federal government has introduced new screening measures on powders, reports The Wall Street Journal.
09/09/2009 - 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.
09/09/2009 - 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).
General aviation—all flights other than commercial and military—poses limited risk to homeland security, according to the findings of a Department of Homeland Security Inspector General’s Office study.