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Where to relocate a bomb on a plane to minimize damage?

In a video blog I saw today on the net, an airline Captain said: "if a bomb is found on board in-flight, pilots are trained to relocate it someplace where it would do the least damage" without further ...
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How secure is an airplane on the ground whilst passengers are boarding the aircraft? [closed]

On my recent flight to Ibiza, as I and the other passengers were boarding, there were many occasions where I could see right into the cockpit as the pilots and cabin crew were communicating back and ...
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Could a terrorist hack the ILS?

I'm reading all these reasons why consumer electronics can't be on during takeoffs and landings and one specific reference that is made over and over again is the sensitivity of the ILS equipment. I ...
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Is baggage always offloaded when a passenger does not travel?

For terrorism concerns I think many airlines offload checked in baggage if a passenger somehow does not end up travelling on a flight. How strictly are these rules followed? e.g. If a connecting ...
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Why fluids are forbidden in flights, while nitrate- and peroxide compounds aren't? [closed]

As I know, passangers on most international airports aren't allowed to take any fluid with them into the deck. But, for example, I can't remember for any deeper examination for nitrate- or peroxide ...
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Can a bullet hit make the cockpit door open?

If there is a hijack situation and the terrorist guy shoots at the cockpit door to go inside, will that work? Are the cockpit door locks in commercial planes like 737s etc good enough to handle a ...
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Have any aircraft ever been attacked by chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear weapons? Information security compromises?

Have any aircraft, military or civilian, ever been attacked by chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear weapons? Terrorist attacks and test firings included. Attacks on persons on-board the ...
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Can a GPS signal sent to a plane be spoofed?

Related to What effect would an air-to-air GPS jamming system have?, I'm wondering whether it is possible for a terrorist (or likewise, law enforcement) to manipulate GPS signals received by a jet, re-...
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What are the security measures preventing someone from chartering a 747 and using it to commit a terrorist attack?

While most travelers are well familiar with the security measures imposed by conventional airlines, it is unclear how they apply to private aircraft. Is it possible for a private individual to ...
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Are pilots armed?

Are pilots armed to defend themselves in event of a terrorist attack? It seems that in view of terrorist attacks and hijackings since 9/11 they would be.
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How does ATC protect Air Force One?

Air Force One is obviously a big deal. We close terminals and implement other seemingly crazy safeguards against terrorist attacks while the president is en-route to an airport. How does ATC protect ...