air marshal

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a person trained by the government in hijacking and terrorist tactics who (for security reasons) is a passenger aboard an airline flight

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Air Marshal Aasim Zaheer, currently serving as Deputy Chief of Air Staff, will retire on July 3, 2020.
As I watched the lead tactics instructor give our debriefing, I thought about a class we had been given weeks earlier on the history of the air marshals.
Non-Stop'' PG-13 -- Liam Neeson saves the day yet again, this time as an air marshal.
Air Marshal Muhammad Jamshed Khan was commissioned in Pakistan Air Force on April 1979 in GD (P) Branch; during his which career, he has commanded a Fighter Squadron, a Fighter Wing and an Operational Air Base.
The PVSM has been conferred on Air Marshal Anil Chopra (Retired), Air Marshal Simha Kutty Varthaman (Retired), Air Marshal Satish Pal Singh (Retired), Air Marshal Arup Raha, Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief Western Air Command, Air Marshal Rajinder Singh, Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief Training Command, Air Marshal Jagdish Chandra Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Maintenance Command respectively.
Most European airlines have reportedly been opposed to the idea of armed air marshals on flights, a security precaution that the United States demanded agreement to after the terrorist attacks on 11 September 2001.
The air marshals reportedly accepted USD15,000 for bypassing airport security and smuggling 15 pounds of cocaine on to the aircraft.
According to US federal prosecutors, the air marshals have been accused of using their positions to smuggle narcotics through airport security and onto aircraft for transport.
Inspector General Clark Kent Ervin said that the policy of giving air marshals that had displayed 'questionable judgment, irresponsibility and emotionally unstable behaviour' access to classified information needed to be reviewed and disciplinary standards raised.
Justice Minister Chris Ellison and US Ambassador to Australia Tom Schieffer signed the agreement, which will see US air marshals on US-registered flights and Australian air security officers on Australian flights between the two countries.
Customs and immigration agents also coordinate schedules with the air marshals, with some customs and immigration agents trained as air marshals.
It has been reported that federal US air marshals have been placed on board passenger flights from Scotland to the US.
Bangladesh is preparing to introduce air marshals on flights between Dhaka and New York at the request of the US.
The number of air marshals in the US is classified, however the reorganisation is expected to make available more than 5,000 additional armed agents for air marshal duties.
The US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is seeking to cut costs by reducing the number of air marshals on US aircraft.