Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has completed its investigation of the unauthorized flight of a Horizon Air Q400 aircraft from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in Washington by Richard Russell on Friday, August 10, 2018, and decided – given the death of Russell in the incident and his …Continue reading "FBI Completes Investigation into Unauthorized Flight of Aircraft from Seattle-Tacoma Airport"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On August 10, 2018, an airline employee stole an empty passenger airplane at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, flew erratically for close to an hour while being followed by armed military jets, and then died after intentionally crashing the plane on an island in Puget Sound, a bizarre incident …Continue reading "Airplane Stolen and Crashed by Airline Employee in Seattle Area Raises Questions about Airport Security"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) may eliminate the screening of airline passengers at more than 150 smaller sized airports across the United States in order to save money that could be used to tighten security at larger airports, according to an exclusive report from CNN (Cable News …Continue reading "TSA May Eliminate Passenger Screening at Smaller Airports to Save Money for Security at Larger Airports"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has announced plans to start new domestic screening procedures in the next few weeks for carry-on luggage at airports nationwide where “passengers traveling through every U.S. airport will be required to put all electronic devices larger than a cellphone in a separate bin …Continue reading "TSA Announces New Screening Procedures for Electronic Devices at U.S. Airports"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The House Homeland Security Committee Majority Staff has issued a report entitled ‘America’s Airports: The Threat From Within’ that examines employee screening at the approximately 450 airports in the U.S. under federal control and found that “much more needs to be done to improve the state of …Continue reading "Report Recommends Increased Employee Screening of Airport Workers to Mitigate Insider Threats"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Legislation introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives – the Airport Access Control Security Improvement Act of 2015 – aims to reform and streamline Transportation Security Administration (TSA) employee screening procedures for airport and airline workers, according to a press release from Representative John Katko (New …Continue reading "New Legislation Aims to Reform TSA Employee Screening"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn A report from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG) – ‘TSA Can Improve Aviation Worker Vetting’ – found that the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) “did not identify 73 individuals with terrorism related category codes because TSA is not authorized to …Continue reading "TSA Fails to Identify 73 Employees with Terrorism Links"