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December 28, 2012
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  • TSA could require third-party testing for OEM equipment
    The Transportation Security Administration is considering a plan that would require original equipment manufacturers to test their security equipment with a third party before undergoing agency testing. The TSA would establish "preliminary system development gateways" to test explosive detection devices, passenger checkpoint and baggage handling system integration, interoperability issues, human factor assessments and environmental testing. It is planning to share more information with OEMs and third-party providers on Jan. 16, 2013 via an event, though a venue has not been selected. Government Security News (12/27) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Highest-ever amount of guns confiscated by TSA this year
    This year, the Transportation Security Administration confiscated more than 1,500 guns from carry-on bags, 85% of which were loaded. The figure is the highest on record for the TSA. Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson airport had the highest number of guns found in 2012, followed by Dallas-Fort Worth airport. USA Today (12/27) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Airport security of the future goes high-tech
    A new security model is being developed by a 12-member advisory group that includes airline and airport executives, government officials, Interpol security specialists and United Nations International Civil Aviation Authority personnel. In 2013, dozens of trials are set to launch for security models that would focus on technology screening and behavior observation instead of physical pat-downs, liquid inspection and shoe removal. Business Day (South Africa) (12/28) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Trends & Technology 
  • Airlines scramble to keep up with smartphone frenzy
    Smartphones are changing the travel industry, with travelers booking flights and checking in to hotel rooms on the mobile devices. Seven in 10 travelers this year carried a smartphone, and nearly all airlines are prioritizing additional mobile options for passengers, according to Tom Knierin of SITA. Financial Post (Canada) (12/24) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Airline News Spotlight 
Position TitleCompany NameLocation
Construction Manager/Assitant DirectorGrand Junction Regional AirportUS - Grand Junction, Colorado
Civil EngineerMetropolitan Washington Airports AuthorityWashington, DC
Director ofHuman ResourcesReno-Tahoe Airport AuthorityReno, NV
Airport Operations ManagerCity of Battle CreekBattle Creek, MI
Project Director - Senior Airport ArchitectHillsborough County Aviation AuthorityTampa, FL
FirefighterFlathead Municipal Airport AuthorityKalispell, MT
Airport Operations AgentCity of Kansas City, Missouri Aviation DepartmentKansas City, MO
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