US start-up Elerts has devised an app that empowers passengers to alert authorities in a fast, accurate and safe manner if they witness an emergency or terror incident. Jerome Greer Chandler finds out how the app can be adapted for airports and whether it has the potential to change the safety and security landscape.
The US Government has proposed spinning off air traffic control (ATC) from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to a non-governmental, non-profit organisation. Is this a good idea, and would offloading ATC responsibilities make the FAA’s core mission of aviation safety easier?
Here’s the universal problem airport concessionaries face every day: “Most passengers are ‘gate anxious’,” asserts David Henninger, president and CEO of AtYourGate, a new airport food and merchandise company based on the US West Coast. Jerome Greer Chandler investigates the problem.