#AceNewReport – May.16: People’s lives on aircraft are becoming more vulnerable daily as security is a key issue but airlines say it’s not a problem will not spend money to protect passengers who line their pockets
as in this report published by WSJ on Monday #AceNewsDesk
Access Codes For United Cockpit Doors Accidentally Posted Online
Published on May 15, 2017 at 11:00PM [United Continental Holdings], which owns United Airlines and United Express, asked pilots to follow security procedures already in use, including visually confirming someone’s identity before they are allowed onto the flight deck even if they enter the correct security code into the cockpit door’s keypad,” reports TechCrunch
From the report: The Air Line Pilots Association, a union that represents 55,000 pilots in the U.S. and Canada, told the WSJ on Sunday that the problem had been fixed.
The notable thing about this security breach is that it was caused by human error, not a hack, and illustrates how vulnerable cockpits are to intruders despite existing safety procedures.
The Air Line Pilots Association has advocated for secondary barriers made from mesh or steel cables to be installed on cockpits doors to make it harder to break into, but airlines have said that they aren’t necessary.
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