Aviation safety and security

People wait to get through security at the Orlando International Airport following a security incident on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019. Passengers on shuttles to gates at Florida's busiest airport had to be brought back for a second screening, bringing security checkpoints to a temporary standstill. A spokeswoman for Orlando International Airport told television station WKMG on Saturday that the passengers were returned in "an abundance of caution" after some passengers may have gotten through the checkpoints without being screened property. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press via AP)
February 02, 2019 - 5:35 pm
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — An officer from the Transportation Security Administration jumped to his death from a balcony inside Florida's busiest airport Saturday, creating panic that brought some security checkpoints to a halt for hours, grounded flights and caused serious delays. Panicked passengers...
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FILE- In this Jan. 7, 2019, file photo a TSA agent, center, directs passengers through a security checkpoint at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport. The strain of a 34-day partial government shutdown is weighing on the nation's air-travel system, both the federal workers who make it go and the airlines that depend on them. Unions that represent air traffic controllers, flight attendants and pilots are growing concerned about safety with the shutdown well into its fifth week. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
January 24, 2019 - 2:56 pm
The strain of a 34-day partial government shutdown is weighing on the nation's air-travel system, both the federal workers who make it go and the airlines that depend on them. Air traffic controllers and airport security agents continue to work without pay — they will miss a second biweekly...
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January 21, 2019 - 5:15 am
BERLIN (AP) — The German government is banning Mahan Air from landing in the country with immediate effect, citing security concerns and the Iranian airline's involvement in Syria. A foreign ministry spokesman said Monday the decision was taken to safeguard Germany's "foreign and security policy...
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FILE - In this Dec. 10, 2008 file photo, a Eurostar train heading to London enters the Channel tunnel to England in Coquelles, northern France. France's government is kicking off a 50 million-euro (about $57 million) plan to prepare for the increasingly likely possibility that Britain will leave the European Union on March 29 without a plan. (AP Photo/Michel Spingler, File)
January 17, 2019 - 6:14 am
PARIS (AP) — France is spending 50 million euros ($57 million) to beef up security at airports and the Eurotunnel, hiring hundreds of extra customs officers and issuing emergency decrees to gear up for the increasingly likely possibility that Britain will leave the European Union on March 29...
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One of two footballs that flanked local, state and federal law enforcement officials at a Tuesday news conference about public safety at the upcoming Super Bowl 53 in Atlanta. The city is hosting the game on Feb. 3. (AP Photo/Jeff Martin)
January 15, 2019 - 9:58 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — A day after travelers waited nearly 90 minutes in snail-speed security lines at the world's busiest airport, Atlanta's mayor is concerned about the waits that could result when the city hosts the 2019 Super Bowl. The ongoing partial government shutdown is "uncharted territory" amid...
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Security lines at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta stretch more than an hour long amid the partial federal shutdown, causing some travelers to miss flights, Monday morning, Jan. 14, 2019. The long lines signaled staffing shortages at security checkpoints, as TSA officers have been working without pay since the federal shutdown began Dec. 22. (John Spink/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)
January 14, 2019 - 2:27 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Air travelers endured waits of more than an hour to get through domestic checkpoints at the world's busiest airport in Atlanta on Monday, the first business day after security screeners missed paychecks for the first time due to partial government shutdown. No-shows among screeners...
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A Transportation Security Administration officer works at the entrance to Concourse G at Miami International Airport, Friday, Jan. 11, 2019, in Miami. The airport is closing Terminal G this weekend as the federal government shutdown stretches toward a fourth week because security screeners have been calling in sick at twice the airport's normal rate. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
January 11, 2019 - 7:30 pm
The partial government shutdown is starting to strain the national aviation system, with unpaid security screeners staying home, air-traffic controllers suing the government and safety inspectors off the job. Miami International Airport is providing the most visible evidence yet that the shutdown...
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January 11, 2019 - 6:40 am
BERLIN (AP) — A German labor union is calling on security staff at Frankfurt airport to go on strike next week in a dispute over pay. The ver.di union said Friday that workers should walk out at Germany's biggest airport between 2 a.m. and 8 p.m. (0100-1900 GMT) Tuesday. The union said it couldn't...
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January 10, 2019 - 1:45 am
BERLIN (AP) — Security staff at three German airports is staging a strike that is causing severe disruption to flights. The ver.di union called on staff at airports in Duesseldorf, Koeln-Bonn and Stuttgart to walk off the job all day Thursday. German news agency dpa reported that hundreds of...
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January 09, 2019 - 1:46 am
BERLIN (AP) — A German labor union is calling on security staff at three German airports to stage a strike Thursday amid ongoing pay negotiations. The ver.di union said Wednesday that it's urging workers to join a one-day walkout that is likely to cause disruptions for airline passengers. The...
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