Accidents, Safety, Security and Training » Security

News and information about crew, passenger, aircraft and airport security issues.

January 9, 2007 - 5:19am

Air Security International reported today that last week two business aircraft went missing shortly after departing from Arturo Michelena International Airport in Valencia, Venezuela. The first aircraft, a Gulfstream GI–registration YV-903-CP–disappeared February 12 and the second, a King Air 200, departed “without proper authorization” on February 15. FAA records show the King Air 200 as being exported to Venezuala and having its U.S.

December 22, 2006 - 4:53am

AOPA and seven flight schools have challenged in federal court a New York state law that requires criminal background checks for all flight school students. The law went into effect in September.

December 15, 2006 - 12:28pm

Exostar has come to Paris to promote the new Certipath trusted identity assurance system, a so-called commercial bridge between defense and aeronautics firms and government customers, primarily the Pentagon and the UK Ministry of Defence.

December 15, 2006 - 8:57am

A Federal Court in Brazil today ordered the release of the passports of the two U.S. pilots of the Embraer Legacy 600 involved in the September 29 collision with a Gol Airlines 737 over the Amazon. The Federal Regional Court of the First Region of Brazil said that it had unanimously agreed to return the passports of Joseph Lepore, 42, of Bay Shore, N.Y., and Jan Paladino, 34, of Westhampton Beach, N.Y. effective in 72 hours.

December 15, 2006 - 6:44am

Making its first flight just days before the show, the Beechcraft King Air 350ER special mission aircraft is making a debut appearance here at Le Bourget. Building on Raytheon’s extensive experience in producing some 3,000-plus aircraft in this category, the 350ER differs from its predecessors in offering a total solution in terms of both platform and payload.

December 15, 2006 - 6:24am

Jet Aviation has dropped plans to build an FBO at Kuwait International Airport. Asked for a status report on the facility that was due to have opened late last year, Jet Aviation told AIN that it has “discontinued the cooperation with the local partners in Kuwait and the project has been stopped.” The Swiss-based group said that it is now focusing future business development on Europe, Asia, South America and the U.S.

December 13, 2006 - 11:46am

L-3 Communications chairman Frank Lanza arrived at the Paris Air Show mere days after proposing the biggest business deal of his tenure with the company, the $2 billion acquisition of defense contractor Titan Corp.  

December 13, 2006 - 11:04am

The Israel Aircraft Industries (IAI) blue-and-white flying-saucer-shaped pavilion has become one of the long-standing landmarks at Le Bourget. This year, the building has been transformed into a large stand-up 3-D theater in which the viewer gets a futuristic view of how IAI products can be employed to provide a full range of defense and homeland security solutions.

December 13, 2006 - 7:40am

The proliferation and diversification of international terrorism and crime is fueling demand for next-generation patrol aircraft for surveillance of airspace, sea and land. Nations such as Russia, Ukraine, China, India, Malaysia, South Korea and Iran want a single aircraft platform for such roles.

December 13, 2006 - 7:23am

Although not backed by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security research-and-development fund, at least four other antimissile systems are vying to protect civil aircraft from the Manpad threat: L-3 Avisys of the U.S., and Israeli groups Elisra, ELTA/IMI and Elop.

 
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