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Author: Richard L. Skinner
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: passengers, aboard, northwest, flight, suspicious, handling, department, homeland, securitys, review
Number of Pages: 51
Published: 2009-08
ISBN-10: 1437915280
ISBN-13: 9781437915280

Presents the results of a review of DHSżs handling of suspicious passengers and activities aboard Northwest Airlines Flight 327 from Detroit to L.A. on June 29, 2004. On this flight, 13 Middle Eastern men behaved in a suspicious manner that aroused the attention and concern of the flight attendants, passengers, air marshals, and pilots. The objectives of this review were to: (1) determine the specific circumstances relating to Flight 327, including DHSżs handling of the suspicious passengers before boarding, during flight, and after the plane landed; and (2) identify any lessons learned as a

Author: United States, Office of Inspector General, Federa
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: airport, property, operating, areas, passengers, aircraft, security, safety, audit
Number of Pages: 37
Published: 1994-01-01
ISBN-10: 0788103563
ISBN-13: 9780788103568

The official, highly controversial, highly critical, much publicized audit of the Federal Aviation Admin. (FAA) to evaluate the effectiveness of the FAA security program in monitoring of aircraft, passengers, and property in airport operating areas and terminals. Originally issued as a classified document, this is the edited copy released under a FOIA request.

Author: Katherine Siggerud
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: intermodal, developing, airport, capabilities, role, redefine, transportation, potential, strategies, federal
Number of Pages: 106
Published: 2005-11-01
ISBN-10: 1422302644
ISBN-13: 9781422302644

With the number of airplane passengers using U.S. airports expected to grow to 1 billion by the year 2015, ground access to U.S. airports has become an important factor in the development of our nation's transport. networks. Increases in the number of passengers traveling to & from airports will place greater strains on our nation's airport access roads & airport capacity, which can have a number of negative economic & social effects. This report addresses the development of intermodal capabilities at U.S. airports, incl.: (1) the roles of different levels of gov't. & the private sector; (2) t

Author: Robert Goldenkoff
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: security, change, impact, incidents, screening, oper, reported, inconclusive, list, tsas, prohibited, items, aviation, resulted
Number of Pages: 20
Published: 2007-08-01
ISBN-10: 1422315509
ISBN-13: 9781422315507

The Transportation Security Admin. (TSA) has primary responsibility for ensuring the security of civil aviation. In Dec. 2005, TSA revised its prohibited items list to allow passengers to carry on board: (1) metal scissors with pointed tips & a blade 4ż or less in length; & (2) tools, such as pliers, screwdrivers, & wrenches 7ż or less in length. This report addresses the following questions: What was TSAżs basis for removing certain scissors & tools from the prohibited items list & what are stakeholder views on the change? What have been the impacts, if any, of the removal of certain sciss

Author: Gregory D. Kutz
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: screening, passenger, process, congressional, testimony, tsas, testing, security, vulnerabilities, exposed, covert, aviation
Number of Pages: 12
Published: 2008-03
ISBN-10: 1422399915
ISBN-13: 9781422399910

In Aug. 2006, the Transport. Security Admin. (TSA) modified its passenger screening policies based on the alleged transatlantic bomb plot uncovered by Brit. authorities. With the aim of closing security gaps revealed by the alleged plot, the revised policies restricted the amount of liquids, gels, & aerosols that passengers were allowed to bring through the checkpoint. The author tested whether security gaps exist in the passenger screening process. He attempted to: (1) obtain the instruct. & components needed to create devices that a terrorist might use to cause damage to an airplane & threat

Author: Unknown
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: richard, honorable, report, durbin, united, senate, states, results, produce, airline, targeting, service, passengers, personal, could, searches, customs
Number of Pages: 92
ISBN-10: 1428973087
ISBN-13: 9781428973084

Author: Susan Fleming
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: airports, affects, demand, passengers, federal, revenues, government, falling, prices, industry, airline, aviation, contraction, due, fuel, volatile, commercial
Number of Pages: 58
Published: 2009-11
ISBN-10: 1437917488
ISBN-13: 9781437917482

The U.S. passenger airline industry is vital to the U.S. economy. Airlines directly generate billions of dollars in revenues each year and catalyze economic growth. Interest in the airlines' ability to weather volatile fuel prices and the economic recession led to congressional requests for this review. The auditor examined how: (1) the financial condition of the U.S. passenger airline industry has changed, the principal factors affecting its condition, and its prospects for 2009; (2) airlines have responded to the factors affecting their financial condition; and (3) changes in the industry ha
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