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The Ninth Anniversary Of The TSA In Airports

Nine years ago today aviation security around the world changed … and not necessarily for the better. Nine years ago today the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) took over passenger screening in airports from private security contractors in the United States. On the 12th of February 2002 airport security in the United States was overseen by…

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FAA Certifies New NextGen Santa Sleigh

It appears that Jolly Old Saint Nick has upgraded his sleigh this year and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)  has certified the new NextGen Santa One.  With a glass cockpit and new steep approach rating it seems Santa will be able to deliver gifts to good boys and girls around the world this year with…

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US Airways, A Disabled Passenger Removed From A Flight & The Grey Areas

Last week a story broke that US Airways had removed Johnnie Tuitel from a flight for being “too disabled.”  Since the story broke there have been countless stories in the news and comments in various social media channels regarding the removal of Mr. Tuitel from the flight and speculation surrounding the circumstances of the incident.…

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Guest Post : Steven “Slip and Slide” Slater’s Great Escape!

Today’s guest post is from Phil Derner, Jr, the founder of NYC Aviation, a serious airplane spotting enthusiast group in New York and fantastic online community to discuss airlines and airplanes.   Phil, and his partner in crime Matt Molnar can be found on Twitter at @NYCAviation The big news in the airline world this week…

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What Is The True Cost Of U.S. Airport Security?

At the time the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) was created on the 19th of November 2001 by the Aviation and Transportation Security Act the annual cost of airport security in the private sector in the United States was an estimated US$700,000,000 … or US$849,897,815 adjusted to 2010 dollars. Presently the cost of “Aviation Security” within…

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FAA Clarifies Confusing Rules For Seat-Back Pocket Use

Web: www.stevenfrischling.com — E-Mail: fish@flyingwithfish.com 1/12/2009 – FAA Clarifies Confusing Rules For Seat-Back Pocket Use What is allowed in the seat back pocket in front of you? This simple question has been hotly debated over the past year. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) cleared up the answer to this seemingly trivial question…although they provided an…

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FAA Allows Aircraft With Known Engine Problem To Keep Flying

Web: www.thetravelstrategist.com — E-Mail: fish@flyingwithfish.com 30/11/2009 – FAA Allows Aircraft With Known Engine Problem To Keep Flying Just over a year ago I wrote about a US Federal Agency responsible for protecting airline passengers failing to do the responsible thing by grounding aircraft with a known potentially catastrophic in this post: 16/10/2008 – NTSB Finds…

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