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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Commissioned in the Flying Branch of the Indian Air Force in 1977, the new NDA Commandant Air Marshal Gill is a highly decorated officer.
Built for the needs of the Fortune 1000, scales to networks of any size* Air Marshal was built for the largest, most security-conscious environments.
Because the number of air marshals is less than the number of daily flights, FAMS's operational approach is to assign air marshals to selected flights it deems high risk--such as the nonstop, long-distance flights targeted on September 11, 2001.
The training programme was part of an aviation security agreement between the two countries that will also allow US air marshals to work undercover on flights operated by US carriers into China and vice versa.
Thus it is, to say the least, unsettling to know that "watch lists" compiled by the federal air marshals service are built on the quota system--meaning that the names of thousands of innocent U.
The TSA air marshals, K-9 crews and inspectors who are part of the Department of Homeland Security are being stationed at six cities across the nation to familiarize officers with local transit operations in the event of a terrorist threat or attack.
Emergency vehicles surrounding the plane at Miami International Airport yesterday, and passenger Rigoberto Alpizar, who was shot dead by an air marshal after claiming to have a bomb in his backpack.
Doyle said the man was confronted by air marshals but ran off Flight 924.
Other appointments held by Air Marshal Gration include Officer Commanding RAAF Base Fairbairn, ACT; Director of Operations--Air Force; Officer Commanding RAAF Base Richmond, NSW; and Director General Joint Operations and Plans, Australian Defence Force Headquarters, Canberra.
was the platform for a simulation to train members of the Federal Air Marshal service.
Our position is the same - we will still refuse to fly if an air marshal tries to board one of our flights.
The Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association represents more than 22,000 federal agents, including employees of the Federal Air Marshal Service.
ISLAMABAD -- The Government of Pakistan has promoted Air Vice Marshal Mohammad Salman to the rank of Air Marshal.
A draft report by the House Judiciary Committee entitled 'Plane Clothes: Lack of Anonymity at the Federal Air Marshal Service Compromises Aviation and National Security' has stated that further measures need to be taken to ensure that federal air marshals in the US remain anonymous.
Several Senators, MNAs, top military and civil officials, including Vice Chief of the Air Staff Air Marshal Farhat Hussain Khan and other prominent personalities from across the country attended his funeral prayer.