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Scientists work to 'invent' hijack-proof aircraft
October 2006 issue
By Rod Smith
Scientists believe they can invent an aircraft that cannot be hijacked – or at least makes terrorist activity so difficult it won’t take place.
More than 100 aviation security and operational experts are developing a futuristic on board aircraft threat detection system. They include scientists at BAE Systems’ Advanced Technology Centre in Filton, Bristol, U.K.
The project’s goals include the creation of a “non-hijackable” aircraft to restore full confidence in the air transport industry and to ensure a fully secure flight from departure to destination.
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High Altitude Airship looks to create its own space
Boeing fabrication unit makes bespoke changes