• NATO launches mass transit security R&D projects

    NATO has launched two new programmes to research and develop counter-terrorism technology for mass transport facilities such as airports. One project, called EXTRAS, focuses on laser spectroscopy for explosives detection and identification. Led by the Italian National Agency for New Technologies,

  • Munich works with ACI to offer training at cyber hub

    FMG has become the first airport operator to offer a suite of cyber security courses accredited by Airports Council International (ACI), with training in its Information Security Hub (ISH) at the Airport Academy in Munich Airport. Under a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with ACI, announced on 18

  • FAA and EASA modify deal

    The joint US-European Bilateral Oversight Board (BOB) has amended the Agreement on Cooperation in the Regulation of Civil Aviation Safety, which governs validation of aircraft and aircraft components. Addressing the 2018 FAA-EASA International Aviation Safety Conference in Washington DC, Acting FAA

  • TSA urges added scrutiny of powder containers

    The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is requesting overseas airports with direct flights to the United States to focus on screening powder containers at the checkpoint, effective from 30 June. Containers or cans with more than 350 ml of cosmetic or talcum powder, dry spices,

  • International law enforcement operation detects 49 suspects

    Individuals wanted for serious crimes have been identified after an Interpol-coordinated airport border security operation, which targeted the movement of criminals and terror suspects in Southeast Asia. Operation Red Lotus III (23 April–15 May) was conducted at international airports in

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  • Navtech and Dallmeier combine for airfield surveillance

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    Navtech Radar launched a new airport surveillance solution at the British-Irish Airports Expo in London on 12-13 June, in partnership with camera specialist Dallmeier. The AdvanceGuard high-definition millimetre wave radar from Navtech is integrated with the Panomera multifocal sensor system from
  • Cushman shuttles go electric

    Textron Specialized Vehicles Inc has launched a new line of Cushman Shuttle personnel carriers powered by a 72 V AC electric drivetrain. Cushman Shuttle 4, Shuttle 6, and Shuttle 8 models are designed to offer a longer battery life, enabling vehicles to travel further between charges. They can seat
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