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January 24, 2013
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  • TSA looking at other uses for backscatter X-ray
    The Transportation Security Administration has commissioned a study to look at the safety of backscatter x-ray advanced imaging technology devices. Currently, the agency plans to remove all backscatter x-ray devices from U.S. airports by June of this year because of privacy issues, not possible harmful radiation. Homeland Security Today (1/23) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Security lines sluggish in Utah's busy winter season
    Traffic is up for the winter season at Salt Lake City International Airport, so security lines are getting longer. It's not just the number of people that eat up time, it's all the layers of clothing and the winter accessories they pack, says Vera Adams, federal security director in Utah. KSTU-TV (Salt Lake City) (1/23) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Aircraft innovation often faces challenges, experts say
    The history of innovation in aviation shows mixed results, as leaps forward in technology often have hiccups. The Boeing 787 Dreamliner is the latest example of an innovative idea that faced challenges in its execution. "You can't introduce an airplane so radically different without there being issues," said Robert Milton, CEO of Ace Aviation Holdings Inc., the parent company of Air Canada. The Wall Street Journal (1/24) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Cellphone lots have grown in popularity at airports
    Airports have added amenities such as the cellphone lot for people waiting to pick up passengers. Los Angeles International and Seattle-Tacoma International airports were the first to introduce the lots in 2004. "Security concerns and technology have definitely driven the rise of this airport amenity," said Debbie McElroy, spokeswoman for Airports Council International-North America. USA Today (1/23) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • U.S. officials grapple with fallout from Dreamliner errors
    A second battery failure on a Boeing Dreamliner has U.S. government officials scrambling to complete a probe and defend their Jan. 11 remarks that the jet was safe. "On the day we announced the planes were safe, they were," said Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood. The Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board are investigating the matter, and the NTSB has sent a representative to Japan to assist in the investigation of incidents with Dreamliners flown by Japanese carriers. The Washington Post/The Associated Press (1/23) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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