When more than two feet of snow gave way to rain and heavy flooding earlier this month, Supervisory TSO Donn Gallon of Seattle-Tacoma International Airport put his skills as an amateur radio operator to good use.
Air Force Staff Sgt. Mike Sears, who is a TSA bomb appraisal officer at Pittsburgh International Airport, has multiple awards during his military service.
Thousands of miles from the U.S. shore, in the southern Caribbean Sea, the Transportation Security Administration has launched an aviation security pilot program with the St. Lucia Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation. St. Lucia is the first nation to partner with TSA in the new program to enhance aviation security in other countries through best practices and information sharing.
TSA is monitoring the situation involving US Airways flight 1549. At this point, there is no indication that this is a security-related incident. TSA will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates if appropriate.
For more information concerning this incident, please contact the Federal Aviation Administration or US Airways.
Security is a shared responsibility and this incident highlights the multiple layers of security that are in place in today's aviation environment.