Kansas City, MO—Vanguard Airlines, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: VNGD) today announced it has been selected to receive a $217,000 grant from the Federal Aviation Administration to enhance security onboard its aircraft. The grant—part of a pilot program by the FAA to explore technology systems for aircraft security—will be used to install a comprehensive cabin alerting and monitoring system.
As part of the pilot program, Vanguard will install video cameras to allow the cockpit to monitor the cabin during flight. In addition, an emergency communication system will be installed to allow the cabin crew to immediately alert the cockpit of any potential problems.
“This grant will allow us to use the latest technology to further strengthen security during flight,” said Scott Dickson, President and CEO of Vanguard Airlines. “This system will give the flight deck better information about the passenger cabin and complement the security measures already in place.”
Vanguard Airlines, Kansas City’s Hometown Airline, provides convenient all-jet service to 18 cities nationwide, including Seattle beginning June 3. The airline offers low fares with no advance-purchase requirements, advanced seat assignment and extra legroom on all flights with a fleet of six Boeing 737s and eight Boeing MD-80-series aircraft, which feature SkyBox? Business Class service. For more information or to make reservations online, visit Vanguard’s Web site at www.flyvanguard.com.