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Airframer journal -
October 2006 issue

Scientists work to 'invent' hijack-proof aircraft
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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EU companies in drive to boost open technologies

Brookhouse and Aerosud set up composites technology joint venture

New research aims to land more tyre design improvements

North American aircraft manufacturers head for Mexico

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