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Will Today’s Tests Improve Airport Security?

In anticipation of ever-evolving threats to airport security, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Transportation Security Administration (TSA) continue to explore and test new ways to enhance airport security and protect the traveling public. Unfortunately, as this article was being created, a terrorist bombing on a train in London was a sobering call for hyper-vigilance and ways to safeguard passengers in all forms of mass transportation as well as people gathered in public places (on the street as well as inside large venues) as we’ve seen in Paris and Las Vegas.

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These are the Best Airports in the World

Since flyers around the globe can choose where they depart from and arrive at, airports are competing for market share. That’s why the World Airport Awards, the most prestigious annual ranking of the world's best airports, is a very big deal. While our scanners focus on balancing two of the key performance parameters addressed by the Skytrax survey—passenger safety and convenience—our airport operations friends have many more to manage, including facility comfort, location of bathrooms, and the language skills of their staff. Ranking results are based on the impressions of nearly 14 million flyers from 105 countries ...

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Super Bowl LII Security: Eyes Everywhere and on the Budget

The NFL’s 2017-18 season kicked off last week, and fans are excited about their favorite team’s chances to play in the Super Bowl—one of the most super-hyped happenings in the U.S. that draws world attention and attendance. Whether you view it as THE football event of the year or just another excuse for a party, the big game has to be one of THE biggest security challenges for any host city. And a costly one to boot. Beyond jaw-dropping, security costs for the last several Super Bowls continue t...

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The Top 110 Airlines on Twitter

We’ve made aviation security and keeping passengers safe in the air and other public venues a top focus. It’s the motivation behind the advanced screening technology we’ve developed that can quickly analyze bottled liquids and electronic devices for explosive materials. Keeping passenger safety and convenience top of mind, our scanners are both highly accurate and fast to keep the security checkpoint moving with minimal delay. Of course, our friends in the airline industry appreciate our efforts, which is why we're connected to many of them through social media. However, when we started bui...

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Balancing Aviation Security with the Passenger Experience [Infographic]

Now that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has moved a ban on electronics inside the airline cabin to the no-go list for the time being, passengers everywhere are breathing a sigh of relief. Business travelers will have their laptops to keep them productive. Children will have their video games to keep them quiet. All is calm in the aluminum tube. Not to cast a pall over this seemingly triumphant moment, but isn’t the recent removal of a ban is more of a reprieve than a commitment? Guidelines issued by the DHS must continue to be honored.

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