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Airport | Aviation Security

Québec’s Jean-Lesage International Airport prepares for dramatic two-year growth

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January 8, 2016 – Its first hangers were constructed by the Royal Canadian Aviation Corps in 1941, it was taken over by the Ministry of Transportation from National Defense in 1945, and it was privatized on November 1, 2000. Today the Québec Jean-Lesage International Airport is the 12th largest in Canada, serving Canada, the United States, the Caribbean and South American, with seasonal flights to Europe.

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Morpho Partners with UK's Cornwall Airport Newquay for advanced baggage and passenger screening

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Cambridge, UK, February 10 - Morpho (Safran), through its subsidiary Morpho Detection, today announced a contract with U.K.’s Cornwall Airport Newquay to supply and service advanced detection solutions that screen passengers and baggage for explosives and contraband.

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Federal Aviation Admin (FAA) proposes $455,000 in penalties against DHL Express

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airport_aviation_security

Washington, DC, February 10 - The Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) proposes seven civil penalties totaling $455,000 against DHL Express (USA), Inc., of Plantation, Fla., for allegedly violating Hazardous Materials Regulations. 

In each case, the FAA alleges the company accepted shipments that were not properly prepared for air transportation, and failed to ensure its employees or agents received required hazardous materials training. 

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TSA temporarily shuts down Louisville International Airport after finding a suspicious package at checkpoint

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The Transportation Security Administration’s checkpoint at Louisville International Airport was closed for more than two hours Tuesday morning as its agents and other law enforcement officials investigated what they called a suspicious package found in carry-on bag.

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FAA Administrator Michael Huerta statement on Global Carbon Emissions Standards Agreement

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Michael Huerta, FAA

"I am pleased that ICAO reached an international consensus on a meaningful standard to foster reduction in CO2 emissions from aircraft. We are encouraged by this success and believe it puts us on a promising path to secure a robust market-based measure later this year. This is another example of the administration's deep commitment to working with the international community on policies that will reduce harmful carbon pollution worldwide."

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Danish company Terma launches project to produce aerostructures in carbon fiber and composites

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airport_aviation_security

Grenaa, Denmark – The production of aerostructures in carbon fiber and composites at Terma in Grenaa will be automated. This will strengthen the company's international competitiveness.

This is the objective of a new three-year development project which Terma will initiate with RoboTool, University of Southern Denmark (SDU), Aalborg University (AAU), Technical University of Denmark (DTU), and the Dutch NLR – Netherlands Aerospace Centre.

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Apache AH-64E Guardian helicopters to include the ViaSat Link 16 Small Tactical Terminal in production aircraft

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communications

Carlsbad, CA, January 28 - The Boeing Company has awarded ViaSat Inc., a global broadband services and technology company, a contract for the production of approximately 90 Link 16 Small Tactical Terminals (STT) for the Lots 5 and 6 of the AH-64E Apache Guardian Attack Helicopter production line.  

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AAAE offers first ever UAS training for airport operators and law enforcement officers

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airport_aviation_security

Do you know what to do if a drone enters your airspace or violates FAA regulations? AAAE is offering the first ever UAS Training for Airport Operators and Law Enforcement March 14-15, 2016, in Alexandria, Virginia.

This workshop is the only one of its kind developed specifically for law enforcement and focused solely on responding to unauthorized unmanned aircraft operations.  The agenda includes topics such as:

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McMurdo selected for Africa's first next-generation MEOSAR search and rescue system

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disaster_preparedness_emergency_response

Sophia Antipolis, France and Lanham, MD, January 13 - McMurdo, the most trusted name in emergency readiness and response and a division of Orolia, has been selected by a leading Northern Africa search and rescue (SAR) authority to deploy their next-generation MEOSAR (Medium Earth Orbit Search and Rescue) satellite-aided SAR system. The contract is valued at over €4M (US$4.5M) with a performance period of 16 months.

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FAA announces nearly 300,000 operators sign on to online drone registry

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airport_aviation_security

By Steve Bittenbender

As the Federal Aviation Administration’s new online system for registering small unmanned aircraft reaches its one month anniversary, federal officials announce that nearly 300,000 drone owners have come on board.

In all, 295,306 owners registered within the first 30 days, according to the agency.

“The registration numbers we’re seeing so far are very encouraging,” said FAA Administrator Michael Huerta.  “We’re working hard to build on this early momentum and ensure everyone understands the registration requirement.”

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