NEWS & ANALYSIS

U.K.: Twitter Joke Lands Man in Jail

In a world where civilian aviation is perpetually under threat of terrorist attack, it may be smart to avoid making jokes on social networking Web sites that someone else may confuse as a threat.

Another Montana Airport Looks into Private Security Companies After Breach

The inability of Transportation Security Administration (TSA) screeners to identify a gun inside a carry-on bag may have tested the patience of a Southwest Montana airport security chief for the final time.

Polls Show Americans Support Harsher Aviation Security Measures

Two USA Today/Gallup polls inside of three days show the American public favors the use of fully body scanners as well as profiling passengers that fit the demographics of known terrorists.

Airport Security Upgrades Too Expensive for Most African Nations

The ability of African airports to adequately screen passengers has come under scrutiny after failed Christmas Day bomber Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab began his journey to the United States by boarding a plane in Lagos, Nigeria, reports The Boston Globe.

Is Whole Body Imaging the Answer to Passenger Screening?

A rising chorus of government officials and security experts say yes, but one aviation security analyst argues the technology is only as good as the human manning it.

Pilot Angered He Was Not Notified of Attempted Attack While in Air

A U.S. pilot who learned of the failed attempt to bring down a Detroit-bound airliner on Christmas while airborne is angered at federal authorities for not notifying him of the attempted attack.

Enforcement Woes on First Day of New Screening Rules

Some international airports with flights bound for the United States admitted yesterday that they had not implemented new passenger screening rules announced on Sunday, reports The Associated Press.

Anatomy of a Security Breakdown

Multiple security failures allowed a 23-year-old jihadist to board Northwest Flight 253 from Amsterdam to Detroit on Christmas.

Air Cargo Vulnerable to Tampering Before Loading, Report Finds

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.

Credit Cards Good Enough to Clear Security at O'Hare, Investigation Reveals

A Fox Chicago News undercover investigation reveals TSA screeners at O'Hare allowed travelers to pass through security without an acceptable ID.
 




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