Airline Safety And Security News

UK passengers warned over electronic devices

UK passengers warned over electronic devices

9th Jul 2014 Airline News

All passengers leaving UK airports on flights to the United States may now be required to show that electronic devices in their hand luggage are powered up before boarding an aircraft. In new advice to travellers, the department of transport warned those unable to power up devices could face not being allowed to bring the device onto the aircraft.

Heathrow issues updated security for US travellers

Heathrow issues updated security for US travellers

7th Jul 2014 Airline News

London Heathrow airport has issued updated security advice, warning travellers headed for the US any electronic devices must be charged. Passengers may be asked to turn on a device during security checks, with those which fail to do so being confiscated.

Flight attendants protest at Charlotte Airport against knives in passenger cabin

Flight attendants protest at Charlotte Airport against knives in passenger cabin

18th May 2013 Press Release Airline News

Flight Attendants have held a press conference (Thursday, May 16) at Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) to continue to engage the traveling public in efforts to keep the aircraft cabin free of knives that have been used as weapons. According to a recent Washington Post article “now the chatter is that the TSA may decide to put the new rules into effect over the Memorial Day weekend.” TSA officers have expressed concern not only with the dangers of allowing knives in the security checkpoints and beyond, but also noted that these new procedures would slow security lines.

Security ‘chat downs’ introduced at Logan Airport

Security ‘chat downs’ introduced at Logan Airport

18th Aug 2011 Airline News

Passengers passing through Logan Airport in Boston are set to face a new layer of security, with the Transport Security Administration introducing new ‘chat downs’. Essentially a brief conversation with a specially trained agent, the measure has been adopted from Israeli security forces as a way of rooting out potentially dangerous passengers before they board aircraft.

Carry on restrictions to be maintained

30th Apr 2011 Airline News

Confusion reigned in European aviation earlier, when the European Commission advised states to defer the lifting of a ban on carrying liquids onto planes. Originally planned to be partially lifted on Friday, plans had to be abandoned at the last minute due to a lack of coordination.

Door panel falls off Flybe plane

Door panel falls off Flybe plane

9th Dec 2010 Airline News

An engine door panel fell off a Flybe passenger plane and damaged a wing as it was taking off from Southampton Airport, a new accident report has revealed. The door had not been closed properly but the Dash 8 aircraft returned safely to base and none of the 40 passengers was injured.