Tag Archives | Ben-Gurion airport

Proposed law would make airport strikes rare event

The right to strike is a basic one in a democratic country such as Israel. But, in recent years, this right was used by labour unions in a way that raises many questions. The worst examples are the frequent strikes or slowdowns at Ben Gurion International airport in Tel Aviv. Any strike or slowdown at […]

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Leave second international airport to the experts

A new international airport in Eilat, the Israeli resort town on the Red Sea, is not only a must for the tourism industry, but also for Israeli aviation infrastructure.  This planned airport will also serve as an alternative for the country’s main international airport, Ben Gurion, in central Israel. But in Israel not only does […]

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High-end technology won’t replace humans in airport security

New technologies will not completely replace the human sensors in the security apparatus that secures Ben-Gurion international airport in Tel-Aviv.  This is in spite of some very advanced technological tools that have been developed recently. Many efforts are being made to streamline the security process and according to plans, high-end technology will be implemented in […]

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Technology and human instincts in aviation security

Necessity is the mother of all invention. When the danger is constant and very real, the result is inventions that lower it to a “reasonable” level.   That happens on a daily basis in the Israeli defence industries, and in the other security organisations.   This time the invention is in the field of civil […]

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Improving the “image” of aviation security

Advanced image processing techniques enable smart weapons to find their target with very high precision. Now these techniques are improving airport security around the world.Advanced image processing developed in Israel by HTS helps to increase security in airports.  The company’s image processing system is incorporated in the security system that protects Ben Gurion airport in […]

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The decision that ignited a passenger “riot”

Airlines sometimes make decisions that generate unpredicted reactions among their passengers.Such a decision was taken last week by Lufthansa in Israel, and immediately ignited a “riot” of the German airline’s passengers in the country – and disappointment among the many others.Lufthansa announced that starting in October its 21 flights from Ben Gurion airport to Germany […]

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Refuelling at Ben Gurion airport – questions, no answers

Something is very wrong with the system that supplies fuel to the aircraft using Ben Gurion international airport near Tel Aviv.   On 20 November, water was detected in the system and the supply to the airport’s fuel tanks farm was cut. Flights continued with fuel that was already in the tanks.   This incident […]

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Fuel contamination the ‘soft belly’ of airports

Technical flaw, human error or terror act? Each of these possible causes of jet fuel contamination should turn on a big red warning light in the offices of security chiefs in airports around the world. That is the recommendation of Israeli aviation security experts who investigated fuel contamination that affected the operation of Ben-Gurion international […]

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The El Al Boeing 777 landing gear failure – first indications

Preliminary findings from the investigation into the emergency landing of an El Al Boeing 777 last month raise the possibility that the failure of one of the main landing gear was caused by the overhaul of the unit in an MRO centre in Singapore.Yitzhak Raz, chief accident investigator at the Israeli ministry of transport, said […]

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Air cargo – the terror threat is rising

How to prevent the use of air cargo for the performance of terror acts? This is an issue that is the focus of the Israeli general security service. The problem has been intensified by an increase in the number of courier packages flown by dedicated or passenger airlines all over the world and to Israel […]

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