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doo
17th Jan 2008, 09:19
http://www.news.com.au/story/0,23599,23041626-401,00.html

despegue
17th Jan 2008, 09:22
that's it! I now officially declare the EU crazy.

fendant
17th Jan 2008, 09:30
So what?

El Al is flying since decades with armed security officers on ALL flights. Swiss (air ) always had specially selected and trained police officers on "risc" routes, so did Lufthansa. Don't know about BA or AF.

The only airline probably without security was Alitalia. Their strategy was different. They went so frequently on strike that terrorists never had any guarantee that the flight they were targeting would really leave:O.

Frank

Ripline
17th Jan 2008, 09:37
Countries that deploy in-flight security officers will have to ensure that they are specially selected and trained. Weapons may only be carried on an aircraft under special security conditions.


Bit strong, the use of "all" in the strapline!

My reading of it is that IF a country wishes to adopt the sky marshal idiocy, THEN these rules shall apply.

As fedant says, "So what?".

Ripline

10 DME ARC
17th Jan 2008, 09:40
The article does not say "armed sky marshalls for all EU pax flights" and I quote
But measures such as the use of on-board security personnel were optional.
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Countries that deploy in-flight security officers will have to ensure that they are specially selected and trained. Weapons may only be carried on an aircraft under special security conditions
So where did you get the headline from??:=

Avitor
17th Jan 2008, 09:46
The words 'Ethnic' and 'political correctness' crop up and worry me. :cool:

The SSK
17th Jan 2008, 09:50
Wrong, wrong, wrong.

Sky marshals are flying with some EU airlines, regulated at a national level. All this legislation will do is to require them to be trained and deployed to stringent international standards.

This is just a small part of a revision of the raft of largely disconnected security measures introduced since 9/11, removing duplications and redundancies and bringing national rules into line with each other. Believe it or not sometimes the EU does a good job and this is one of those times.