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A Culture Lost – Five Ways Federal Air Marshals Have Changed Since 9/11

Posted October 15, 2013 by Clay Biles

The Federal Air Marshal Service has a long and storied history. Unfortunately, much of the culture gained over the first 40 years that air marshals existed has been lost in the post-9/11 world.

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A technician assembles a brand new TSA body scanner. (Photo by Matt Molnar/NYCAviation)
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Naked Image Full Body Scanners To Be Taken Out Of US airports

Posted January 18, 2013 by David Ferguson, Raw Story

The TSA has announced that airports will soon discontinue their use of controversial scanners which reveal nude images of passengers.

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TSA baggage inspection notice. (Photo by lynn.gardner via Flickr, CC-BY-NC-SA)
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TSA To Fire or Suspend 44 Newark Airport Screeners

Posted October 19, 2012 by NYCA Admin

The Transportation Security Administration says it will fire 25 screeners and suspend another 19.

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TSA agent pats down an airport passenger.
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TSA Removes X-Ray Body Scanners From Major Airports

Posted October 19, 2012 by Michael Grabell, ProPublica

The TSA has been removing X-ray body scanners from airports and replacing them with machines that radiation experts believe are safer.

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TSA agent pats down an airport passenger.
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TSA Reveals Passenger Complaints … Four Years Later

Posted May 8, 2012 by Michael Grabell, ProPublica

From intrusive pat-downs to body scans to perceived profiling, the Transportation Security Administration always seems to be the target of complaints. Here’s another one: It took the TSA almost four years to tell me what people complained about — in 2008. In my first week at ProPublica in June 2008, I filed a public records […]

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This underwear bomb failed to take down a Northwest Airlines Airbus A330, but did succeed in burning its owner's genitals. (Photo by FBI, via ABC News)
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New Underwear Bomb Plot Thwarted by CIA, But More Bombs and Terrorists Unaccounted For

Posted May 7, 2012 by NYCA Admin

The CIA has broken up a new Al Qaeda plot to blow up an airliner using explosive underwear, the Associated Press reported Monday afternoon. An upgraded underwear bomb with an improved detonation system was seized by agents in Yemen, according to the report. A suicide bomber had been selected to carry out the plot, but […]

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Three landmines found in luggage at Newark Liberty Airport. (Photo by TSA)
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TSA Finds Three Landmines in Woman’s Luggage

Posted May 1, 2012 by NYCA Admin

A New Jersey woman flying to San Francisco to attend an explosives demonstration packed three shrapnel-filled landmines for the occasion. TSA screeners were not impressed.

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Photo of the Day: Sunrise greets a Northwest Airlines Airbus A330 during an early morning approach to Amsterdam after a long redeye from the US. (Photo by Joop Stroes)
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Final Call

No More Air Force Flight Suits Unless You Fly, TSA Tests Unmanned ID Scanners: Final Call

Posted April 16, 2012 by NYCA Admin

The Air Force wants to spend less money on flight suits, the TSA tests machines to check your ID, a virtual reality treatment for fear of flying, Southwest a Jet Airways pilot suspended after attempting to land without clearance, and more…

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One of the more interesting deals in the airline business involves Minnesota-based Sun Country and Amsterdam-based Transavia, who swap airplanes during their respective slow seasons. Right now it's Sun Country's turn, operating this Boeing 737-800 (PH-HZI) out of Minneapolis in a hybrid Transavia livery. (Photo by Doug Lambert)
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Final Call: India in Talks to Build Regional Jet, Man Builds Pan Am 747 in Garage

Posted March 30, 2012 by NYCA Admin

A true aviation geek has converted his garage into a replica Pan Am 747 cabin, India wants to build its own regional jet, two TSA agents bust up a Miami hotel room, and more…

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Photo of the Day: ANA's 777 arrival to Washington Dulles is greeted by hundreds of birds. (Photo by Nick Peterman)
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Final Call: Did Direct Air Management Steal $29 Million From Customers?

Posted March 28, 2012 by NYCA Admin

Direct Air management may have stolen $29 million from the company in its last days, Bezos says he knows where to pick up Apollo 11′s F-1 engines, a TSA supervisor is arrested for running a prostitution ring, and more…

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