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Recent Security Breaches at Airports Reveal Need for Improvements

Posted by Brenda Stoltz on Thu, Oct 23, 2014

There have been several stories about security breaches at several national airports recently, from TSA impersonators to stowaways. With professional aviation security personnel working to prevent this from happening, it is surprising these incidents occur in the first place. Let’s take a look at three recent security breaches.

Ticketless Passenger

In early August, Marilyn Jean Hartman was arrested at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) for flying without a ticket.According to spokesman for San Jose Airport Security, where the flight originated, Hartman was somehow able to sneak through security while a document checker was checking boarding passes for a family. It wasn’t until airline employees conducted a head count that the security breach was discovered.

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Tags: Aviation Security and Safety

FAA Allows Thousands of Planes to Operate With Dangerous Equipment

Posted by Brenda Stoltz on Thu, Aug 28, 2014

Just because your plane was built in 2014 does not mean it complies with 2014 safety standards. And it is completely legal. The Federal Aviation Administration has been approving thousands of new planes with dangerous, outdated equipment through a loophole in safety regulations called, “grandfathering.”

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Tags: Aviation Security and Safety

4 Effective Training Tools for the Air Traffic Control Industry

Posted by Brenda Stoltz on Thu, Aug 14, 2014

With more than 14,500 air traffic controllers navigating the country’s 760,000 average monthly flights, keeping up with training can be difficult for any operator. Training is mandated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), and internal leadership and development training increases an operator’s need to identify efficient and effective on-going education for their employees. So let’s look at four effective training tools for the air traffic control industry.

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Tags: Aviation Security and Safety

Making Small Airplanes Safer: The Small Airplane Revitalization Act

Posted by Brenda Stoltz on Thu, Jul 24, 2014

Flying small planes is risky for several reasons: the pilots may be less experienced, the planes may be older than commercial fleets, and/or they may not have the same safety equipment as larger craft.

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Tags: Aviation Security and Safety

Missed Connections: Near Misses of Mid-Air Disasters

Posted by Brenda Stoltz on Thu, Jul 03, 2014

Mid-air collisions are rare these days, especially among large commercial aircraft. Yet there have been many near-miss mid-air collisions reported lately, with incidents in Newark and Hawaii in April alone. With advanced technology in the air and trained personnel on the ground, how do planes continue to find themselves on the path towards disaster?

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Tags: Aviation Security and Safety

Online or In-Person: Which Security Training is Right for Your Facility?

Posted by Brenda Stoltz on Thu, Jun 19, 2014

Security is top priority in the aviation industry, so it’s no wonder there are specific and strict regulations around training airline operators and staff on proper security measures.

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Tags: Aviation Security and Safety

Navigating TSA, DOT, and FAA Security Requirements for Airline Operators

Posted by Brenda Stoltz on Thu, Apr 17, 2014

Complying with the agencies that regulate the airline industry can be daunting and complicated. From the TSA to the DOT and FAA, airline operators must adhere to rules on security and training or face fines, suspension of operating licenses, or even face criminal charges. With so much at stake, let’s overview the TSA, DOT and FAA background and training requirements and how operators can comply.

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Tags: Background Checks, Aviation Security and Safety

How Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 Might Change The Airline Industry

Posted by Brenda Stoltz on Thu, Apr 10, 2014

It’s been over a month since Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 disappeared, and those of us in the airline industry are watching the story closely. With many questions still unanswered about what happened to the doomed flight, we look at how this tragedy might change the industry.

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Tags: Aviation Security and Safety

New FAA Rule: Pilots, Please Turn Off All Electronic Devices

Posted by Brenda Stoltz on Thu, Mar 20, 2014

While passengers have been asked to turn off their cell phones, tablets, computers, and e-readers for years, pilots have never been required to adhere to this policy...until now.

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Tags: Aviation News, Aviation Security and Safety

Understanding the Twelve-Five Standard Security (TFSSP) Program

Posted by Brenda Stoltz on Thu, Feb 27, 2014

With all the regulations out there in the airline industry, it can be hard to understand the fine print. You know you need to comply with the Twelve-Five Standard Security (TFSSP) Program, but you might not understand exactly what it is. So let’s break it down.

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Tags: Human Resources, Background Checks, Aviation Security and Safety

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