British Pilots' Association Cool on Guns | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

** Airborne 10.29.14 ** HD iPad-Friendly -- Airborne 10.29.14 **
** Airborne 10.27.14 ** HD iPad-Friendly -- Airborne 10.27.14 **
** Airborne/NBAA2014 10.24.14 ** HD iPad-Friendly -- Airborne/NBAA2014 10.24.14 **

Thu, Jan 23, 2003

British Pilots' Association Cool on Guns

Unlike opinions expressed overwhelmingly by its American counterpart, the BALPA leadership isn't keen on allowing volunteer pilots to be armed.

In a general message largely overlooked on these shores, Captain Mervyn Granshaw, Chairman of the British Air Line Pilots’ Association (BALPA) said: "We have difficulties with the idea of having lethal weapons on board airliners. We have always supported enhanced security measures but we believe the emphasis must be on preventing potential terrorists boarding an aircraft in the first place."

Prefers profiling, baggage-matching:

"This means having effective counter measures such as passenger profiling and use of a system like the Matchmaker programme developed by QinetiQ. The technology now exists and BALPA believes that such systems should be available and in use at all check-ins along with improvements in baggage and passenger screening technology.

"I believe that this is the real way forward, along with increased security training for crew and airline managers. This would better prepare them for any threat posed by co-ordinated international terrorists and for increased awareness among the travelling public, they too have their part to play."

FMI: www.balpa.org.uk

Advertisement

More News

Airborne 10.29.14: Antares Launch Failure, GAMA Responds, Another 'Roadable'???

Also: Dragon Returns, Quadcopter Flown At Airliner?, Classic Aero-TV: Redhawk, Diesel Flt School Airplanes, WWII Bomber Found The unmanned Antares rocket built by Orbital Science C>[...]

Classic Aero-TV: ‘Have it Your Way!’ – The SPA Panther

A New Single-Seat SportPlane Shows Great Potential For Serious Fun While at the Sport Aviation Expo 2014, ANN CEO and Editor-In-Chief, Jim Campbell stopped by to talk with Dan Wese>[...]

AD: Bombardier, Inc. Airplanes

AD NUMBER: 2014-21-07 PRODUCT: Certain Bombardier, Inc. Model CL-600-2C10 (Regional Jet Series 700, 701, & 702) airplanes, Model CL-600-2D24 (Regional Jet Series 900) airplanes>[...]

AD: Airbus Airplanes

AD NUMBER: 2014-21-10 PRODUCT: Certain Airbus Model A330-200 and -300 series airplanes, and Model A340-200 and -300 series airplanes.>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (10.31.14)

Ex-MACs This group is made of retired McDonnell Engineers, most of whom began their careers at MAC either on the F101, F3H or F4H programs.>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2014 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC