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


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

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

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

GPS Spoofing Incidents Increase in Middle East

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

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

EBAA Summit in Cologne To Boost Data4Safety Initiative

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

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.

MedAire Clients Get More Direct Control of Security Information

Live demos of digital assessment kit for inflight medical emergencies at NBAA-BACE
MedAire's presents security data to via its main portal and mobilie app

Aircraft Operators Face Security Uncertainty in Israel

The Ops Group has issued a "do not fly" alert warning of a shootdown risk for civil aircraft
Aircraft Operators Face Security Uncertainty In Israel

Russian Missile Tests Could Threaten Airspace Safety

Several international airlines have flown across airspace along Russia's north coast in recent days
Russia's Yuzhny Island in the Barents Sea

Increasing Fake GPS Signals Near Iran Prompt FAA Alert

Ops Group has tracked at least 20 such spoofing incidents
Ops Group depiction of Embraer Legacy 650 off course after GPS spoofing (Image: Ops Group)

Ops, Security Experts Alert of GPS Spoofing Near Iran

A dozen reports of GPS spoofing near Iran have surfaced
Ops Group maps the fake GPS occurrences (Image: Ops Group)

Azerbaijan Shuts Armenian Airspace as Conflict Escalates

Airspace closure not yet confirmed by EASA amid reported use of surface-to-air missiles
Armenia and Azerbaijan are in conflict over the Nagorno-Karabakh region.

Blog: Can Putin's BRICS Allies Be Trusted Trade Partners?

Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa are target markets for business aircraft sales
The ABACE show has been held at Shanghai's Hongqiao Airport in China

Security Experts Issue Airspace Alert for Caucasus War Risk

Security assessment points to possible air-to-air missile attack on Putin enemy Prigozhin's jet
Armenia and Azerbaijan are situated between Europe and Asia

Air-to-air Missile May Have Downed Prigozhin's Bizjet

Aviation security expert believes crash was no accident
Legacy 600 crash in Russia

Russian Mercenary Leader's Jet Crashes

Suspicions raised as Putin opponent dies in crash
Flightradar24 map showing flight path of Embraer Legacy aircraft that crashed soon after takeoff from Moscow.

Spanish Protestors Damage Business Jet at Ibiza Airport

Futuro Vegetal is the latest European environmental group to break into airports and cause serious damage to aircraft parked on aprons.
Protestors from Futura Vegetal and Extinction Rebellion damaged an Embraer Phenom 300 jet at Ibiza Airport.
Regulations and Government

EBAA Ambassadors Meet at MedAire's London Center

Companies willing to speak up for business aviation learned how the industry is responding to crises around the world, and rising demand for support.
Operator at MedAire's London Assistance Center in front of command center big screen

Elettronica Rebrands as ELT Group

ELT Group's new identity reflects the Italian electronic defense company’s expertise in cybersecurity, space, and biodefense markets.
ELT Group booth at the Paris Airshow 2023

German Protesters Damage Citation CJ1+ with Orange Paint

In the latest of a spate of attacks by European environmental protestors, a Cessna Citation was defaced with orange paint at Sylt Airport in Germany.
German protestors sprayed a Citation jet with paint at Sylt Airport.

Congress Sends Notam Improvement Act to White House

The House gave final clearance to a bill requiring the FAA to establish a task force to recommend improvements to the notam system
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Europeans Get Access to MedAire's Digital Assessment Kit

Along with increased access to its Digital Assessment Kit, MedAire has expanded its London assistance center and added features to the MedAire360 safety.
MedAire Digital Assessment Kit