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August 30, 2012

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August 30, 2012
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  • DHS researching new scanner technology
    The Department of Homeland Security is developing new body scanners that will be faster, smaller and more efficient than existing airport security scanners. The department hopes the new scanners will feature "real-time utilization of compressive measurement techniques," which will reduce false alarms, this feature says. It also wants the new scanners to include "hack-proof" memory chips. The department will hold a meeting next month with researchers to discuss new scanners. Wired.com/Danger Room blog (8/29) sm_share.gifLinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • TSA urges travelers to check bags for banned items
    The Transportation Security Administration is warning travelers not to travel with anything that could be used as a weapon over the busy Labor Day weekend. Items that travelers may overlook include hammers, wrenches and pipes. "Sometimes these things show up just because passengers did not know they were prohibited, but something that can be used as a weapon is something that you shouldn’t bring to an airport," TSA spokesman James Fotenos said. WOOD-TV (Grand Rapids, Mich.) (8/29) sm_share.gifLinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Poll finds most business travelers prefer smartphones while on the go
    Smartphones top the list of devices preferred by business travelers while away from the office, surpassing tablets, music players and laptops, a survey conducted by Four Points by Sheraton found. Thirty-six percent of respondents said they check e-mails and alerts on their smartphones as soon as they wake up, while 54 percent say they turn on their smartphones as soon as their airplane lands. 4Hoteliers (8/29) sm_share.gifLinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • In-flight food sometimes costs more than the airfare
    Some budget carriers such as Ryanair and easyJet sell food items that cost nearly as much or more than a one-way flight on the airline, this feature says. Items on flights can run up to 10 times as much as they would in stores, TravelSupermarket.com, says; water on an an Aer Lingus flight was marked up 1,083%. The Telegraph (London) (8/28) sm_share.gifLinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Opinion: NextGen will help prevent aviation weather delays
    The Federal Aviation Administration estimates that NextGen technology could prevent two-thirds of the weather delays experienced by commercial aviation, writes Andrew B. Zogg, vice president of Raytheon Network Centric Systems. "NextGen’s weather and automation initiatives will standardize aviation weather products, and consolidate various weather displays to streamline the decision-making process while improving strategic planning and tactical operations through decision support tools for maximum benefit," Zogg writes. The Hill/Congress blog (8/28) sm_share.gifLinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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    Registration is now open for the 12th Annual AAAE/TSA/DHS Aviation Security Summit taking place Dec. 10 and 11 at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City in Arlington, Va. The 12th Annual AAAE/TSA/DHS Aviation Security Summit will continue the tradition of AAAE and federal aviation security policymakers coming together at a joint summit to review the complex issues surrounding aviation security today. Senior TSA and DHS officials, as well as representatives from other federal agencies and Congress, will speak at the summit. Airport and airline representatives and recognized aviation industry leaders will also be invited to participate in the program. Click here to register! sm_share.gifLinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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