Airlines consider giving pilots stun guns

first_img Comments are closed. British Airways and Virgin are considering drastic new security measuresthat could lead to the introduction of armed pilots and sky marshals inresponse to the US terrorist attacks. BA is looking at a range of measures which include arming pilots with stunguns, placing sky marshals on flights and installing computer systems which canblacklist passengers to prevent hijacks. A spokesman for BA said staff training would be the cornerstone of any newsecurity measures. “These issues are things we are discussing, but training will form avery important part of any proposals that are implemented. If a situation aroseon a flight, it would be very important that we’d got the training right,”he said. Virgin Atlantic is also assessing a number of options from reinforced,bullet-proof doors to digital locks and cameras. A spokesman for the company confirmed the airline is negotiating with theBritish Airline Pilots Association and the Civil Aviation Authority over theproposals. Previous Article Next Article Related posts: Over 1,000 UK redundancies expected at G4S Cash SolutionsSecurity company G4S is planning to cut more than a quarter of jobs in its cash handling business amid the… Airlines consider giving pilots stun gunsOn 23 Oct 2001 in Blacklisting, Personnel Today Immigration minister: Get your sponsor licence applications in nowThe minister for future borders and immigration has advised employers wishing to continue to recruit skilled workers from abroad next…last_img

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