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AP FACT CHECK: Trump Can't Claim Credit for Zero Jet Deaths

By Joan Lowy | Jan 3
There were no commercial passenger jet deaths anywhere in the world last year. It's a remarkable record, but is it fair for President Donald Trump to claim some of the credit? Not exactly.

U.S. Says Ban on Laptops in Airplane Cabins Has Been Lifted

By David Koenig | Jul 24
The ban on laptops in the cabins of planes flying from the Middle East to the U.S. is over, as federal officials say that large airports in the region have taken other steps to increase security.

Face Scans for Americans Flying Abroad Stir Privacy Issues

Jul 15
If the Trump administration gets its way, all U.S. citizens flying abroad will have to submit to face scans at airport security. Privacy advocates call the plan an ill-advised step toward a surveillance state.

U.S. Demands More Security on International Flights to U.S.

By Alicia A. Caldwell | Jul 3
The Homeland Security Department is demanding that airlines around the world step up security measures for international flights bound for the United States or face the possibility of a total electronics ban for planes.

TSA Tests Better Bomb-Detecting Scanners for Carry-Ons

By David Koenig | Jun 19
Security screeners are testing a 3-D scanner to inspect carry-on bags, a measure they hope will improve their ability to detect bombs and maybe shorten lines at the checkpoint.

The Pros and Cons of Privatizing Air Traffic Control

By Joan Lowy | Jun 9
The handover of about 300 airport towers and other flight tracking centers would be one of the largest transfers of U.S. government assets.

Hitting the Wrong Note: United Refuses to Let Violinist to Board with Valuable Instrument

By Jim Suhr | Jun 7
A classical musician has accused a United Airlines supervisor of barring her from boarding a plane with her centuries-old violin, sparking a scuffle that caused her to miss her flight and left her worried her hands may have been harmed.

Trump to Embrace Privatization of Air Traffic Control System

By Ken Thomas | Jun 7
President Donald Trump plans to lay out his vision for overhauling the nation's air traffic control system on Monday, outlining his goals to privatize the system in a White House speech.

U.S. Official Mulling Greatly Expanded Airplane Laptop Ban

May 30
Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly said Sunday he's considering banning laptops from the passenger cabins of all international flights to and from the United States.

Business, Leisure Travelers Ponder Flying Without Laptops

By David Koenig and Joyce M. Rosenberg | May 21
Airline passengers have become hooked on their laptops and tablets to get work done or just kill time during long flights. But U.S. aviation-security officials appear determined to ban large electronic devices in the cabin of flights from Europe.

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