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Drone Scare Near New York City Shows Hazard Posed to Air Travel

A reported sighting of a drone near Newark Liberty International Airport on Tuesday halted operations at the airport.CreditSeth Wenig/Associated Press   A reported sighting of a drone near Newark Liberty International Airport on Tuesday halted operations at the airport.CreditCreditSeth Wenig/Associated Press One of the busiest airports in the country was closed to arriving

EasyJet says drone chaos was ‘wake-up call’ for airports

EasyJet has said last month's drone disruption at Gatwick was a "wake-up call" for airports. The drones caused blanket cancellations over a number of days in December and mass passenger disruption as a result. The airline said the drones cost it £15m in passenger compensation and lost revenues, and hit 82,000 customers. EasyJet's chief

USA’s TSA will install 40 luggage CT scanners in airports this year

  The technology gives agents clearer views of luggage contents.   The TSA has been using CT scanners to screen airline passengers' luggage since last year -- early tests of the technology have been taking place in Phoenix's Sky Harbor International Airport and Boston's Logan International Airport. But now, the agency has shared its plans for CT technology going

Nigeria Tightens Airport Security Amidst Fears of Isis Attacks

The Nigerian government intensified stricter passenger screening and other tougher security measures for all commercial flights earlier this month, following threats of renewed attacks linked to the deadly Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). Although no imminent threats were immediately identified by federal authorities, the reported influx of ISIS fighters

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