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TSA: Air marshals and armed pilots improve security

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) believes both arming some pilots who volunteer through the federal flight deck officer (FFDO) programme and the federal air marshals assigned onboard select flights have proven effective, and remains committed to both schemes. “In the … Continue reading

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Is Common Sense Coming to Airport Security?

Even the head of the Transportation Security Administration knows that the TSA’s approach to passenger screening is messed up. The one-size-fits-all mindset, the inexperienced guards, the pat-downs of children—it’s not a sustainable model, TSA chief John Pistole admits. So this … Continue reading

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SkyWest Plane Searched After Reported Bomb Threat

A commuter jet from Montana was searched in Salt Lake City Thursday after a telephone threat of an explosive onboard. Delta Airlines issued a statement saying SkyWest Flight 4654 landed just before 8 a.m. Thursday at Salt Lake City International … Continue reading

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