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Airport Security Market to hit $16bn by 2024: Report

web-post October 6, 2017

Global Airport Security Market is poised to surpass USD 16 billion by 2024, according to a new research report by Global Market Insights, Inc. High penetration of these solutions is due to the demand for advanced security systems such as biometrics in identity and access monitoring, contactless entryway checkpoints, x-ray scanners, and thermal cameras. Conventional… Continue Reading »

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Delhi Airport security fee to stay at Rs 200, Aviation Ministry says no to hike plan

web-post August 17, 2017

The ministry of civil aviation has shot down the proposal of Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL) to increase passenger security fee. The ministry has proposed to create a consolidated fund to meet the security expense at Delhi airport which DIAL had also suggested. As per plans, sources said, the passenger security fee (PSF) collected from… Continue Reading »

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TSA sees spike in guns found at airport security checkpoints

web-post August 17, 2017

The Transportation Security Administration is seeing an alarming increase in guns seized at airport security checkpoints. Passengers are packing heat in the wrong suitcase. Last year the the TSA found 24 guns in carry on bags at Palm Beach International Airport. This year agents have already intercepted 15 and 13 of those were loaded. It’s… Continue Reading »

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Manila equips airport security with high-powered firearms

web-post June 21, 2017

Airport security manning the four terminals of Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) are now equipped with high-powered firearms, the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) has said. There are no imminent threats, however, stressed MIAA general manager Ed Monreal. Monreal said it is better that a security presence is felt as a precautionary measure. He said… Continue Reading »

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Airport security to get nationwide upgrade ahead of Tokyo Olympics

web-post May 4, 2017

The Japan transport ministry plans to install more surveillance cameras at airports to increase public safety ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, officials have said.  The Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism Ministry plans to deploy cameras at 15 state-managed airports, including Fukuoka Airport, Naha Airport in Okinawa and New Chitose Airport in Hokkaido,… Continue Reading »

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Airport Security to stop accepting driver’s licenses as ID in 8 US States

web-post January 25, 2017

Residents of the states of Kentucky, Maine, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, or Washington in the United States, had better start looking more carefully at their flight trips: Their driver’s licenses will not get them through airports’ TSA checkpoints after January 22, 2018. To discourage forgeries and prevent terrorism, the government’s Real ID program… Continue Reading »

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Ministry shelves special airport security force plan

web-post January 4, 2017

An internal panel of the Union Civil Aviation ministry has decided to shelve for now its earlier proposal to raise a specialised force for airport security because of the “excessive high costs” the plan would involve. Ministry officials said the panel, headed by a joint secretary-rank official, had decided to junk the proposal after consultations… Continue Reading »

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New scanners to reduce need for unpacking at airport security

web-post November 30, 2016

Makers of scanners used in airports are testing new technology that could soon make taking liquids and laptops out of carry-on bags a thing of the past, speeding up security lines for passengers. Manufacturers such as Smiths Detection and L-3 Communications are developing and testing new scanners using computed tomography (CT) imaging, which produce more… Continue Reading »



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