Tagged: aviation

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COVID-19 and Aviation: Framework for Recovery

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. Government issued guidance to airports and airlines on how to minimize public health risks without compromising aviation security while preparing for an increase in travel volume. The new report published jointly by the U.S. Departments of Transportation, Homeland Security, and Health and...

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Unmanned Aircraft Systems: Airport Safety Challenges

The Blue Ribbon Task Force on UAS Mitigation at Airports (BRTF) released a report on unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and counter-UAS technology, airport safety protocols, and the necessary policy framework. The BRTF, commissioned by the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) and Airports Council International-North America (ACI-NA), studied integration,...

The Mystery of Malaysian Airlines Flight 370: Aviation Security and Emergency Response Considerations

As the timeline draws closer to the one week mark, the case of missing Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 (MH370) continues to perplex global spectators. On Saturday, March 8, 2014, the MH370 Boeing 777 aircraft carrying 239 passengers departed Kuala Lampur, Malaysia around 12:41 am en route to China. The flight,...

Aviation Security: TSA’s Foreign Airport Assessments

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has released a report on the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and the steps it has taken to enhance its foreign airport assessments. The report highlights the steps the TSA has taken, as well as certain opportunities to strengthen the program. This GAO study was conducted...