Aircraft News - Africa / Middle East.


Jan 31, 2010

The Airport Security Summit Middle East 2010, which will be held from February 7-10 at the Grand Millennium Hotel in Dubai, is proud to announce the latest distinguished speaker to join the expert speaker faculty, Captain William Airman, chief security officer, flydubai, UAE. Captain Airman will be addressing the current emphasis on technology as a holistic solution. The summit, which is sponsored by Boeing Intelligence & Security Systems, G4S, Indigo Vision, and with the participation of Dubai AVSEC Centre is already playing host to a plethora of renowned airport security experts from organizations from 8 different countries including KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Etihad Airways, Dubai Airports, Aviation Canada, G4S, Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC), Sharjah Ministry of Health, Toronto Airport, British Embassy UAE, Fujairah International Airport, and Gulf Air. The last few weeks have seen a number of news stories circulating about the need to improve airport security intelligence to prevent terrorists from carrying out fatal attacks. These recent stories have dramatically increased after Heathrow Airport's bomb threat on an Emirates flight departing for Dubai on January 9 and airports around the world announcing heightened security followed an alleged attempt to bomb a plane landing in Detroit. Jan 25, 2010

Ethiopian Airlines, Boeing

Ethiopian Airlines yesterday said the flight recorders from the 737-800 that crashed into the Mediterranean Sea Monday have been located and "will be recovered shortly". Jan 29, 2010

Ethiopian Airlines, Boeing

Flight recorders from the Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 that crashed into the sea off Beirut with 90 people on board are close to being retrieved, the carrier said. Ghazi Al-Aridi, LebanonOs public works and transport minister, said by telephone that while Osignals were heard from the depths where the search is taking place,O the flight-data and cockpit-voice recorders havenOt yet been pinpointed. Flight ET409 lost contact with air traffic controllers in stormy weather minutes after takeoff from BeirutOs Rafik Hariri International Airport on Jan. 25. No one is thought to have survived and only 15 bodies have been recovered in a search aided by United Nations, British, French and U.S. forces. Efforts to locate the plane are focused about 6 kilometers (3.7 miles) offshore and have been extended to waters as much as 1,500 meters deep (4,900 feet), according to Lebanese army Brigadier Saleh Haj Suleiman,...

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