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Apr 2, 2007

Manufacturer wants mapping device to show "other aircraft"Aviation Communication & Surveillance Systems wants the FAA to include "other aircraft" on GPS moving map displays of runways and taxiways. The company is a potential manufacturer of the technology. President Kris Ganase says seeing "other aircraft" is vital to reducing runway incursions. Mar 29, 2007

TSA's Travel Redress Inquiry Program helps clear names. To correct wrongful listings on watch lists, travelers can go through the Department of Homeland Security's Travel Redress Inquiry Program, a procedure that helps clear one's name. The TSA says this program "is a central gateway to address watch-list misidentification issues," among other things. Mar 29, 2007

USA plans trial of civil aircraft Manpads protection using high-altitude UAVs The US Department of Homeland Security is to experiment with the use of high-altitude long-endurance UAVs to protect commercial aircraft against Manpads missile attacks during take-off and landing at major US airports. Mar 28, 2007

US DHS to test cargo screening technologies in Cincinnati DHS will test air cargo screening technologies at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport this spring. The tests are part of a $30 million pilot program launched in June 2006. Mar 27, 2007

Clerics lawsuit threatens national security USA TODAY profiles a lawsuit brought against the airline and Metropolitan Airports Commission by six Muslim clerics who were removed from an airline after their prayers raised suspicions. Industry insiders have taken offense to the suit's request to identify those who alerted authorities regarding the prayers. Mar 27, 2007

Responsibility for airport security creates confusion It is unclear who is responsible for screening workers at Orlando International Airport, observers say. Five agencies, including the TSA, play a role in the airport's security. A TSA spokeswoman says the TSA has responsibility for each airport's security plan, but the airports are responsible for access to secured areas. Mar 26, 2007

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ACSS pushing US FAA to certify 'other aircraft' function Aviation Communication & Surveillance Systems said it will push US FAA to include "other aircraft" on GPS moving map displays of runways and taxiways that the agency said likely will be available for cockpit retrofits following a fast-track certification later this year. Mar 29, 2007

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