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Are there any cameras inside a plane to watch out the activities of passengers?


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JetBlue Airways is the first U.S. carrier to get approval from the Federal Aviation Administration to install video cameras on all its airplanes. JetBlue is a successful start-up carrier based at New York's John F. International Kennedy airport. Soon after the Sept. 11 hijackings, the airline installed bullet-proof cockpit doors on all its planes. And it was the first carrier to match all luggage to passengers.

The airline has outfitted one plane with the video surveillance system, and plans to have its 23 other jets equipped with the miniature cameras within the next few months.

The cameras are positioned to cover the entire cabin. Some are visible, others are hidden so they cannot be tampered with

The European Union's Security of Aircraft in the Future European Environment (SAFEE) project uses a camera in every passenger's seat, with six wide-angle cameras to survey the aisles. Software then analyses the footage to detect developing terrorist activity or "air-rage" incidents, by tracking passengers' facial expressions.

KID-Systeme has been selected to supply cabin surveillance equipment for the Airbus A350 XWB family of aircraft. The integrated solution will include both a cockpit door surveillance system (CDSS) and a cabin video monitoring system (CVMS). The CDSS provides pilots with a clear view of anyone in the area of the cockpit door, enabling them to take the appropriate action when entry to the cockpit is requested. The CVMS allows both the pilots and the cabin crew to view passengers.

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    $\begingroup$ Please tell me that the suggestion to install a camera in each passenger's seat to constantly monitor their facial expression is a joke... $\endgroup$ – reirab Jan 29 '15 at 15:42
  • $\begingroup$ @reirab "analyses the footage to detect developing terrorist activity" certainly sounds like it should be a joke, but I wouldn't be too surprised if it weren't. $\endgroup$ – fooot Jan 29 '15 at 15:56
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    $\begingroup$ @reirab I would certainly hope that some bad indigestion from that nasty burger & beer at the airport doesn't get someone tagged as a potential terrorist. A potential threat to local air quality, yes, but not terrorist. $\endgroup$ – FreeMan Jan 29 '15 at 16:51
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    $\begingroup$ @FreeMan I'm just waiting for the flight were all 300 passengers (and probably also most of the crew) are flagged as potential terrorists because the flight is delayed for 10 hours... then it gets further delayed to investigate the terrorist concerns, potentially resulting in actual air rage. - lol $\endgroup$ – reirab Jan 29 '15 at 16:53

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