Flight crew unions have opposed last week’s policy change by the Transportation Safety Administration (TSA) that will allow some knives in U.S. airliner cabins. Under its revised prohibited items list effective April 25, TSA will begin allowing knives with blades up to 2.36 inches in length and 0.5 inches in width to be carried aboard, as well as some wooden and metal clubs, all of which have been prohibited since the Sept. 11, 2011 terrorist attacks on the U.S.
September 11 attacks
The FAA has made a last-minute decision to cancel Notice JO 7110.584, which included new instructions for procedures such as “Climb via,” “Descend via” and some speed adjustments. The changes, which had been due to take effect on August 15, stem from concerns by the U.S. agency about the adequacy of pilot and controller briefing material.The FAA will notify the industry when it has established a revised date.
A Chinese-registered Embraer E190 regional jet returned to Hotan Airport (ZWTN), China on June 29 after six people attempted to hijack the aircraft.
The hijackers, reportedly carrying explosives, were subdued by passengers and crew in fight after they attempted to break down the cockpit door to gain entry.
The air transport industry has proved largely immune to the effects of terrorism, pandemics and natural disasters over the past 32 years, according to a new report released last week by OAG and UBM Aviation.
To commemorate the 10th anniversary of 9/11, AIN asked you–our readers–to write the narrative by sharing your own personal stories of that day, and share you certainly did. While some 3,650 days have passed since then, the accounts still include minute detail and raw emotion, evidence that 9/11 is indelibly etched in each of our minds forever.
As editor of AINalerts, I recently asked readers to share their accounts of 9/11, so I thought it only fair to share my own story from that tragic day. At that time, I was living in Northern New Jersey and working out of AIN’s editorial offices in Midland Park, N.J.
To commemorate the 10th anniversary of 9/11, AIN asked our readers–many of whom are corporate pilots–to write the narrative by sharing their own personal stories of that day, and share they did. While some 3,650 days have passed since then, their accounts still include minute details and raw emotion, evidence that 9/11 is indelibly etched in their minds forever.
The Department of Homeland Security and the FBI issued an intelligence bulletin warning on Friday that “violent extremists with knowledge of general aviation and access to small planes pose a significant potential threat to the homeland.” In a separate memo sent to general aviation pilots a day later, the TSA said,
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In the wake of the killing of terrorist chieftain Osama bin Laden last month by U.S. forces in Pakistan, there have been reports of specially trained personnel from the Transportation Security Administration and Department of Homeland Security visiting FBOs located at airports served by airlines.