In response to a Senate committee request, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) assessed security at 13 U.S.
Qatar Airways is set to be made the newest corporate partner of the Royal Aeronautical Society. The membership will be conferred on Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker here at the Farnborough airshow by the Society’s new chief executive, Simon Luxmoore.
NBAA and the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) have denounced a report on private jet travel and the general aviation industry issued by the Institute for Policy Studies (IPS) and Essential Action (EA), two left-leaning Washington think tanks. In short, the report echoes the airline industry’s claim that GA does not pay its fair share of ATC costs and is the cause of airport congestion.
Charter broker Alerion announced February 5 that it is partnering with Aviation Facilities Security Group (AFSG) to provide private aviation travelers with custom security services, including personal security and detailed security preparation for travel in high-risk areas. AFSG also provides physical security surveys, security program development, flight crew training, program training and aviation safety materials.
MedAire has expanded beyond the medical-assistance services and products the company has provided the airline and business aviation industry for 20 years, launching at the NBAA Convention last month a line of security products.
The focus for flight departments since September 11 has tended to be on corporate aircraft as potential weapons, because that is what has most concerned the security fraternity in government. But is the corporate aircraft more vulnerable as a target itself?
As a reflection of an expanding range of non-aviation security services, Houston-based Air Security International has changed its name to the ASI Group. The company opened for business in 1989 to provide security services to corporate flight departments.