September 11 attacks

March 15, 2007 - 8:04am

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is taking over security checks of passengers and baggage at New York City heliports, following warnings that Al-Qaeda has considered using tourist helicopters as weapons.

February 1, 2007 - 10:43am

Fear mongering has been a growth industry in the U.S. since 8:46 a.m. on Sept. 11, 2001. Sometimes our discomfort is an unspoken undercurrent; other times there is no subtlety as the forces of opportunism seek to gorge at a trough flash-flooded with public money.

February 1, 2007 - 10:36am

“The job of a controller is no longer just separating airplanes,” National Air Traffic Controllers Association president John Carr told attendees at a symposium on “Post 9/11 Security Impacts on Air Traffic Control and Aviation” in Washington, D.C., in late January. “They have to be aware of possibilities that we did not even contemplate on the morning of September 10.”

October 9, 2006 - 2:30pm

The U.S. aerospace industry has not only battled back from the effects of the terrorist attacks, but in several areas it has eclipsed pre-9/11 levels.

October 2, 2006 - 11:18am

Former Comair flight attendant (FA) Gilbert Knops has filed suit against the airline, claiming his ethnic appearance and anti-war sentiment bred suspicion of an involvement in terrorism that led to his firing. According to the suit, a coworker reported him for showing her a sticker ridiculing “support the troops” car magnets and a cartoon lampooning President George W. Bush.

September 12, 2006 - 6:58am

Although last month’s foiled terrorist plot to bomb as many as 10 airliners while they were en route to the U.S. from the UK immediately threw airports on both sides of the Atlantic into chaos, business aviation came through relatively unscathed.

August 28, 2006 - 12:51pm

Although last month’s foiled terrorist plot to bomb as many as 10 airliners while they were en route to the U.S. from the UK immediately threw airports on both sides of the Atlantic into chaos, business aviation came through relatively unscathed.

 
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