San Diego Fire-Rescue Senior Pilot Chris Hartnell (left) and Chief Chuck Macfarland accepted the department’s first S-70 Black Hawk helicopter June 27 from Sikorsky, just six months after contract award. The aircraft will be painted in San Diego Fire-Rescue livery before being put into aerial firefighting action later this year.

San Diego Fire-Rescue Receives S-70 for Aerial Firefighting (Multi-Video)

Sikorsky has delivered an S-70 Black Hawk helicopter to the City of San Diego Fire-Rescue Department. When modified by a third party as a FIREHAWK®helicopter with a 1,000-gallon belly tank, retractable snorkel, extended landing...
Airbus Helicopters is delivering U.S. built aircraft to agencies faster than one per month

Airbus H125 North America Leading Law Enforce Helicopter (See Videos)

Airbus Helicopters will be exhibiting its role as the North American market leader for new law enforcement helicopters at the Airborne Public Safety Association Conference (APSCON) Expo July 11-13, at the...
Bring your questions and join the conversation on S&T’s YouTube page July 17 at 1 p.m. ET for a live tech talk discussion about screening technologies and tools under development that can find explosives in baggage, oddly shaped objects, and other checked items as well!”

Checked Baggage Screening – Preventing New Threats (Videos)

Do you ever wonder where your bag goes after it enters the curtain behind the person who helped you check it in? What are those machines doing? What goes on back there?...

How Tech & People Together Provide a More Secure Traveling Environment

Guest Editorial by David Menzel, Founding Member, Secure Journeys, Sales Director-Government Markets, SITA In the past five years, the number of international travelers passing through US airports has increased by more than...
TeknoScan’s advanced sampling and analyzing technologies rapidly and reliably detect and identify organic compounds such as explosives, drugs and other target substances.

TeknoScan Competes in 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Awards (Multi-Video)

TeknoScan Systems, a developer and manufacturer of Advanced Trace Chemical Detection (TCD) solutions, is pleased to announce the company's high volume sampling and detection systems have been nominated to compete in...
The measure going into effect today is security-related, according to the TSA, as improvised explosive devices still pose a threat and as substances such as fentanyl or pepper spray, if released in flight, could harm passengers.

TSA Steps Up Scrutiny of Powders in Carry-On Bags (Learn More, Video)

By Madison Park, CNN If you're traveling by plane with more than 12 ounces of cosmetics powder, dry spices, protein mix or talcum, you may want to check it. That's because the Transportation...
Female genital mutilation/cutting is a federal crime. Anyone who has information about an individual who is suspected of assisting in this crime is urged to call the toll-free ICE tip line at (866) 347-2423 or complete the ICE online tip form or the FBI online tip form. Any involvement in committing this crime is a serious human rights violation which may result in imprisonment and potential removal from the U.S. (Image courtesy of ICE and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)

ICE Brings Female ‘Vacation Cutting’ Fight to WA’s Intl Air Hub (Multi-Video)

Special agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) launched Operation Limelight USA at Washington Dulles International Airport on June 13. The program is designed to increase public...
To celebrate its 40 years of service, Life Flight Network will offer $40 annual memberships—for new members only—for a limited time from June 13 through Labor Day, 2018.

Life Flight Network Celebrates 40 Years of Service (Learn More, Videos)

Life Flight Network, the largest not-for-profit air medical transport service in the United States, is celebrating its 40th anniversary, and offering $40 new memberships in honor of its 40 year anniversary to communities across Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and Montana. "Since...
Greater Orlando Aviation Authority is the first to fully deploy the U.S. Customs & Border Protection Biometric Entry and Exit Program

Orlando Airport to Implement 100% Biometric Exit with SITA (See Videos)

SITA SmartPath Technology has been chosen by the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority (GOAA) as the technology partner for biometric exit at Orlando International Airport. Orlando International is the first U.S. airport to...
The Airport Improvement Program (AIP) airport grant program funds airport infrastructure projects such as runways, taxiways, airport signage, airport lighting, and airport markings. The grants strengthen our nation's aviation infrastructure and helps create jobs.

DOT Awards $677M Infrastructure Grants to 214 Airports in 43 States

U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao has announced the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will award $677 million in airport infrastructure grants, the first allotment of the total $3.18 billion in Airport Improvement...