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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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