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Peter Boriskin, Director of Product Management for ASSA ABLOY'S Commerical Electronic Access Control Products, indicates that he would like to describe the features and benefits of the SARGENT SE...


Tue, 2016-02-02 01:56 PM
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...
Tue, 2016-01-26 03:09 PM
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,...
Sun, 2016-01-24 08:21 PM
GSN is pleased to announce that its 2015 Digital Yearbook of Awards Winners has been released to the entire database of the company’s print, digital and newsletter subscribers. The Yearbook covers...
Tue, 2016-01-19 10:52 AM
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today that U.S. airlines’ system wide (domestic and international) scheduled service load factor – a measure...
Tue, 2016-01-12 12:03 PM
January 8, 2016, The average domestic air fare decreased to $385 in the second quarter of 2015, down 2.8 percent from $396 in the second quarter of 2014, adjusted for inflation, the U.S. Department...
Tue, 2016-01-12 11:52 AM
January 8- North Carolina was “first in flight” when the Wright Brothers took to the skies at Kitty Hawk, and now it’s leading the way to the next generation of air...
Tue, 2016-01-05 06:31 PM
New York, NY, January 5 - The global aerospace and defense (A&D) industry is expected to return to growth in 2016 with total sector revenues estimated to grow at 3.0 percent, according to the...
Tue, 2015-12-29 07:28 PM
Washington, DC, December 21 - The Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) new web-based registration system for small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) is now active.  Hobbyists and recreational...
Tue, 2015-12-29 06:25 PM
Los Angeles, CA, December 23 -The American Alliance of Airport Police Officers (AAAPO) reiterates its calls for tougher perimeter security at our nation's airports in light of serious perimeter...
Tue, 2015-12-22 10:24 PM

Coast Guard HH-52A Seaguard helicopter

by Petty Officer 2nd Class Nate Littlejohn Human flight is inherently amazing. For people looking to satisfy their wonder, or to simply bask in astonishment at accomplishments in the history of...
Thu, 2015-12-17 12:08 PM

Michael Huerta, FAA Administrator

Washington, DC, December 16 - Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Administrator Michael Huerta’s visited Israel this week as part of his commitment to further U.S. global leadership in aviation. As...
Tue, 2015-12-15 08:02 PM
Washington, DC, December 8 - Among the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) main priorities is to keep all users of our national airspace safe. To maintain the safest aerospace system in the world...

Commentary and Opinions

Los Angeles, CA, December 9 -  The American Alliance of Airport Police Officers (AAAPO) supports legislation introduced by Senator Bill Nelson (D- FL), Ranking Member of the Senate Commerce, Science, & Transportation Committee, to strengthen internal security at our nation's airports.
By Steve Bittenbender As the Transportation Secretary waits on the findings from a task force looking at how to establish a registration system for unmanned aircraft, a public policy organization is calling on Congress to take additional action to help make the skies safer. The American Leadership and Policy Foundation said Congress should consider requiring background checks performed on people who purchase drones and the components to make such unmanned machines. A licensing and certification process also should be examined.
By Steve Bittenbender A 77-year-old Egyptian-American claims four Customs and Border Protection agents used unnecessary force and caused serious injuries in detaining him before he could board a flight at Los Angeles International Airport. That’s according to a federal lawsuit filed on his behalf by the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) earlier this month.
Washington, DC, September 11 - Today, the nation marks the 14th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks that took the lives of some 3,000 Americans. In the 14 years that have passed, the world has become an even more dangerous place, while in many ways our defenses against another major terrorist attack have been weakened, warns the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR).
by Petty Officer 2nd Class Nate Littlejohn

Company News

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.  
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.
Lima, Peru, January 21 - Boeing today announced that Aeromexico has signed an agreement to implement Boeing Maintenance Performance Toolbox Records to support maintenance operations for its Next-Generation 737, 767, 777, 787 and non-Boeing fleets. The announcement came during Aviation Week’s MRO Latin America 2016 conference and exhibition in Lima, Peru. Aeromexico is the sixth airline to sign up for the popular new module since its launch in October 2015.
WILMINGTON, Mass., Jan. 15, 2016 - Implant Sciences Corporation, a leading manufacturer of explosives trace detection (ETD) solutions for Department of Homeland Security (DHS) applications, today reported that the company has shipped over $5 million of its explosives trace detectors (ETDs) across five continents over the past two months.
Sacramento, CA, January 5 - Aerojet Rocketdyne, a subsidiary of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc., received a $6 million contract from the U.S. Air Force to define the standards that will be used to qualify additively manufactured components for use in liquid-fueled rocket engine applications. The award is part of the U.S. Air Force Booster Propulsion Technology Maturation Broad Agency Announcement, which is part of a comprehensive Air Force plan to transition off the Russian-made RD-180 engines currently used on the Atlas V launch vehicle.
Miramar, FL, January 5 - EMC was the fastest-growing global teleport operator in 2015 with an annual growth rate of 97 percent, according to the World Teleport Association (WTA).  The WTA ranked the global communications and content provider No. 1 in its annual “Fast Twenty” listing.  This is the second year EMC ranked No. 1 and the ninth year the company made this prestigious WTA list of fastest-growing teleport operators.  Among WTA’s annual lists of top teleport operators in 2015, EMC also ranked No. 3 in the “Independent Top Twenty,” and No.
Andover, MA, December 17 - Morpho (Safran), through its subsidiary Morpho Detection, today announced a contract from Spain national airport operator Aena, S.A. to supply and service 290 Itemiser® 4DX detectors.
Cambridge, UK, December 8 - Cambridge Pixel, an award-winning developer of radar display and tracking subsystems, has supplied Hanwha Thales Corporation (HTC), formerly Samsung Thales Corporation (STC), with radar trackers and display components for use in an air traffic surveillance project in South Korea.  HTC’s system is currently deployed at Air Force bases across the Republic of Korea.  

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Westford, MA, December 10 – Tyco Security Products introduces the new Illustra Pro 2 megapixel 30x PTZ camera, offering a powerful 30x optical z...

Ridgefield Park, NJ, December 7 - DVTEL, which was recently acquired by FLIR, is excited to announce the next generation Ariel dome  and bullet cameras set a new standard o...

Seattle, WA, December 3 - The Port of Seattle announced the launch of the state-of-the-art runway management solution RunWize™, which includes FODetect®, automated Foreign Objec...

San Diego – CohuHD Costar is proud to introduce the first in the RISE series of high-performance video cameras - the RISE 4260HD PTZ camera.  Designed and built using the l...

Winston-Salem, NC, November 20 - Kaba is proud to announce the successful implementation of its one-way exit corridor at Charlottesville Albemarle Airport, Va. As par...

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Recent Airport & Aviation Security Videos

Vidisco received the Platinum Award in the “Best Explosives/ID/Contraband Detection” category of GSN’s 2013 Border Security Awards. The company has been focusing exclusively on portable X-ray systems since its creation, according to Tamir Aluma, and its products have been developed by military and police end users who know what is needed in the field.  The company’s CCD technology is based on a high-resolution camera that captures an image from an X-ray source, and is described by Mr.

E-Seek Inc, which designs and manufactures bar code readers for verifying drivers’ licenses, was platinum winner in GSN’s 2013 Border Security Awards in the category of “Best Identification Document Verification Solution”.  With barcodes now being used in drivers licenses issued by all 50 states, E-Seek produces desktop readers as well as a line of compact, portable and wireless readers that are widely used in law enforcement patrol cars, banks, casinos and hospitals.  In a major announcement at the Border Security Expo, Mr.

Textron Defense Systems has a wide range of products for the security market, according to Patti Shaffner, including its aerial ISR system, unmanned aerial systems and iCommand, which brings them all together. But the system that won the platinum award in GSN’s 2013 Border Security Awards Program for Best Outdoor Ground Sensors was the MicroObserver® Unattended Ground Sensor System, a complete solution containing sensor node, gateway and camera repeater.

John Procaccio, Business Development Manager of Integrated Microwave Technologies, reveals that the company is a designer and manufacturer of mission critical transmitters and receivers used in wireless transmission of videos, and was a platinum winner of the platinum award for “Best Covert Surveillance Solution” in GSN’s 2013 Border Security Awards Program for its “DropCam” product. IMT is a prime contractor for the DHS in Tech-Ops and offers a range of products described by Mr.

According to Bobby Brown, VP for Homeland Security, Telephonics business units include a Maritime Surveillance unit, a Communications unit and an Integrated Surveillance Group, which produces a ground-based Advanced Radar System (ARSS), with 1,600 systems deployed globally.  In recent years, Telephonics has collaborated with Customs and Border Protection to develop a package called the Mobile Surveillance System (MSS) that includes ground radar, pan-tilt cameras and a C2 system, with 44 systems presently in CBP’s inventory.