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TSA Stops Three Times More Guns Compared to Last Year

The U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced on Monday that its security checkpoints have intercepted three times more firearms in carry-on bags than it had at this point last year. In a press release issued, the agency reported that in the month of July, TSA officers detected 15.3 guns per million people compared to 5.1 guns per million people screened during July 2019. So while the agency hasn't seized quite as many guns, the rate at which it is doing…

Airbus Moves a Step Closer Towards Technology for Safer Skies

Airbus has announced that it has made a step forward in co-developing a solution for air travel security operations. In partnership with Koniku Inc., the European Aerospace consortium has begun researching into the capability to detect biological hazards, as well as chemical and explosive threats, on an aircraft or in…

TSA PreCheck: Then and Now

Millions more passengers every year will have the opportunity to capitalize on a simple airport security experience in the U.S. as nine more airlines joined the Transportation Security Administration's TSA Precheck program Feb. 22. Those nine airlines, which include Air India, Asiana Airlines, China Airlines, Eastern Airlines, Elite Airways, EVA…

Leaked TSA Program Watches Unsuspecting Travellers

A secret program, dubbed “Quiet Skies," ran by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) was leaked on Saturday by The Boston Globe. The hidden program targets travelers who “are not under investigation by any agency and are not in the Terrorist Screening data base,” according to a TSA bulletin posted in…

Leave Laptops and Liquids in Bags? American and TSA Unveil…

American Airlines and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) unveiled new screening technology at John F. Kennedy International Airport’s Terminal 8 on Tuesday, marking the start of a new partnership between American and the TSA to increase safety while also streamlining the security screening process. The centerpiece of the new partnership…

Digital Security Company Ranks Security of Travel Websites

In the technologically advanced and fast-paced world of today, travel loyalty programs and the data that they’re able to store have allowed users to book travel within minutes from a mobile app, over the phone or over the internet. Passport data, credit card information, home address and email addresses all…

Cybersecurity’s Importance in Aviation Highlighted During SXSW

Every year, thousands of people from around the world come to Austin, Texas during the month of March to celebrate innovation, creativity and the arts at South by Southwest (SXSW). Panel discussions ranging from artificial intelligence to making politics go viral can be found throughout the various downtown hotels during…

Turkish Airlines Lifted Of Electronic Device Ban for Flights to…

Turkish Airlines has announced on July 4 that the ban on electronic devices on flights to the United States for the airline has been lifted. The update was provided to the public on Twitter, but did not give any further details. The United States currently has banned laptops in the…

US and UK Ban Large Electronic Devices inside Cabins from…

On Tuesday, both the U.S. and U.K. announced changes to security procedures regarding electronic devices in the cabin of flights originating from certain countries. This is expected to affect numerous passengers. Here's what travelers need to know: The US Ban The U.S. Government has announced that airlines flying non-stop to…