News and information about crew, passenger, aircraft and airport security issues.


Caution Advised as Middle East Airspace Reopens

EASA is remianing in touch with operators about Middle East security concerns

Inspector Criticizes UK Private Aviation Security Checks

Former independent oversight official fired after releasing security screening data
London City Airport Private Aviation Centre

TFRs Ramping Up Alongside Presidential Election Campaigns

A midweek campaign visit by President Joe Biden will cause general aviation restrictions at Dallas airports
Air Force One

Doubts Raised over Possible Ukrainian Airspace Reopening

Ukraine's government has opened discussions with air safety regulators EASA and FAA

Dutch Environmental Protestors Target Private Aviation

Extinction Rebellion tried to protest at Maastricht-Aachen Airport
Extinction Rebellion protestors demanded an end to private aviation in Maastricht

GNSS Jamming and Spoofing Events Present a Growing Danger

Many reports of jamming and spoofing come from conflict zones
GNSS jamming

FlySight, Viewpoint Collaborate on Mission Computing Solution

Integration provides new solutions for helicopter operators
Viewpoint booth at Heli-Expo 2024

Airbus A350-1000 Flight Test Aircraft Headed for GPS Signal Trials

Airbus is closely monitoring reports of GPS spoofing
Airbus A350-1000 flight test aircraft (Photo: Kerry Lynch/AIN)

High Point Launches Singapore Subsidiary

High Point expands Southeast Asia reach with new office in Singapore
High Point Aerotechnologies counter-drone system
Charter & Fractional

Blade Air Mobility Adds Security Clearance at Nice

Passengers no longer need to clear through general security
Blade Air Mobility Europe Helicopter

Asia-Pacific Air Power Demand Fueled by China Threat

China’s expansionist aims boost requirements for military aircraft
F-35A (left), F/A-18F (center) and EA-18G (right).

Protestors Oppose Private Aviation at Farnborough Airport

The local chapter of Extinction Rebellion led a march to Farnborough Airport
Greta Thunberg joins a protest at Farnborough Airport in the UK

Climate Action Protest in Belgium Ends with Mass Arrests

Unlike protests earlier this year in Europe, no aircraft were damaged
climate activists from Eco-protesters try to enter the secure area of Antwerp-Deurne Airport

DaVinci Joins with Aviation Secure on New Security Coursework

New courses will provide a global reach for customer security training
Aviation Secure training in aircraft hangar

European Aviation Security Experts Join Forces

The security consultants support commercial and private aviation clients
Eco protestors at the EBACE 2023 show

Business Aviation Braces for Brussels Eco-protests

This week, a private jet was damaged by paint at Tires Airport in Portugal
Climáxon protest at Tires Airport in Portugal

CrewBlast Partners with Clear and IdRamp for ID Verification

The advancement offers enhanced security and user experience
CrewBlast adds identity verification to its platform

Amid Conflict, Israel Projects Minimal Presence at Dubai

IAI, Rafael and Elbit built exhibits but few representatives appeared
Israel Aerospace Industries at Dubai Airshow

ELT Group Increasing UAE Presence

The electromagnetic spectrum management specialist has moved into the space arena
ELT booth Dubai Airshow 2023

New Dubai Office Backs Embraer's Defense Ambitions In Middle East

The Brazilian manufacturer is exhibiting its C-390 multi-role tactical transport and the Super Tucano at the Dubai Airshow
Embraer C-390 at Dubai Airshow 2023

Global Tensions Call For Strong Presence, Says U.S. Group

The U.S. Aerospace Industries Association expects about 180 U.S. companies to exhibit in Dubai
Eric Fanning, president and CEO of the U.S. Aerospace Industries Association

Iranian Su-35 Fighter Deal Could Prompt Gulf Defense Rethink

Gulf states' adversary is reported to be shopping for 24 new generation Russian combat jets
Houthi missile, rocket and drone attacks in the Gulf region

The Search for Stealth: Where Can Gulf States Buy Radar-evading Fighters?

Stealthy fighter jets remain on Arab nations’ wishlist
KAI KF-21 model at LIMA

GPS Spoofing Incidents Increase in Middle East

Some aircraft departing Tel Aviv are being led toward Lebanon
OpsGroup spoofing map (Image: OpsGroup)

EBAA Summit in Cologne To Boost Data4Safety Initiative

European business aviation group will push for safety excellence at annual meeting
EBAA Safety Summit

Turkey Bans Business Aviation Flights En Route to Armenia

An overflight ban imposed on an Armenian airline has been retained for all private aircraft, according to the Ops Group
Map showing Turkey and Armenia

OpsGroup: GPS Spoofing Falsely Pointing to Tel Aviv

GPS spoofing is continuing to show aircraft over Tel Aviv
OpsGroup Tel Aviv Spoofing Map (Image: OpsGroup)

OpsGroup Again Plying Booth Visitors with Swag, Free Booze

OpsGroup's WhatsApp lets you know 'where the free drinks are'
OpsGroup booth at NBAA 2023

Aircraft Operators Face Multiple Risks Around Israel's Airspace

Missiles pose a threat to aircraft at all altitudes, warn security analysts
Airspace within a 200 nm radius of Tel Aviv is now viewed as being at risk.