Archive for the 'Airlines' Category

AUSTRALIA – Flight delayed as taser gun falls out of overhead locker (2012-02-10)

Posted on February 10 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Yet another dangerous element of the taser: The”plastic” taser does not show up clearly in security scanning equipment, at airports or eslewhere. Little surprise that it could be taken aboard a Melbourne-bound flight.]]. AOLNews, by Ruth Doherty, Feb 10, 2012 A Virgin Australia flight was delayed in Melbourne when a taser gun […]

VIETNAM – Vietnam Airlines denies passenger’s accusations of violence [passenger claims he was tasered](2011-04-21)

Posted on April 22 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: This is both a unverified claim and the word “taser” may be used generically … A Vietnamese airline was diverted to a small airport, before taking off the national taekwondo coach yelled at flight attendants, then he reulctantly boarded. According to the instructor’s lawyer “all the airport’s security guards needed to do […]

FRANCE – Le patron de Taser France assigne Rue89 en référé (French Taser boss charges Rue89 with slander) (2010-12-20)

Posted on December 20 2010 by admin

Rue89 (see note at end) … Taser boss Antoine di Zazzo accuses Rue89 with slander for an article published 2 years ago. The decision is expected on 14 January 2011. Rue89 comparaissait lundi matin en référé devant le président du tribunal de grande instance de Paris, assigné par Antoine di Zazzo, le président de Taser […]

FRANCE – La torture banalisée (Trivializing torture) (2010-12-18)

Posted on December 18 2010 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: France, which claims to be a land of human rights, provides a “far from exemplary” record, the ACAT – Christian action for the abolition of torture – report states. The abusive use of the taser and of the flash-ball as well as the detention conditions in prisons are severely criticized. (See paragraph […]

(USA) – Shock bracelet for airlines? (2008-07-10)

Posted on July 10 2008 by admin

Washington Times, by Whitney Stewart GlobalShock: Note this bracelet is not a TASER product … The Department of Homeland Security two years ago considered the use of “safety bracelets” that can deliver a debilitating shock similar to that of a Taser for controlling prisoners during transport. The inventor of the magnetically secured wristbands — Per […]

FRANCE – Taser-France – Histoire officielle sur le site – DELINQUANTS – POLICIERS : QUAND LE COURANT PASSE [Official history on French TASER site : Delinquents – police : when the current passes] (2005)

Posted on December 31 2005 by admin

DELINQUANTS – POLICIERS : QUAND LE COURANT PASSE Outre-Atlantique il est très populaire chez les forces de l’ordre qui l’appellent le Taser ; en France on parle d’arme à transfert d’énergie électrique. Le Taser X 26, pistolet électronique paralysant vient d’être testé chez les Groupes d’intervention de la Police Nationale, au RAID et au GIGN, […]

USA – United Airlines– dropped its request to FAA for pilots to have tasers (2005-12-10)

Posted on December 10 2005 by admin

By BETH DeFALCO, Associated Press … Key excerpt in PoliceOne site (a Taser Inc. sponsored email magazine) : Shortly after the 2001 terrorist attacks, United Airlines purchased 1,300 Tasers for use on their airplanes. They trained all flight crews to use them, and planned to store them in the cockpit. United applied for approval from […]

SOUTH KOREA – US Homeland Security approves sales to Korean Airlines (2005-05-31)

Posted on May 31 2005 by admin

GAO, United States Government Accountability Office, Report to the Chairman, Subcommitteeon National Security, Emerging Threats and International Relations, Committee on Government Reform, House of Representatives May 2005 TASER WEAPONS Use of Tasers by Selected Law Enforcement Agencies (excerpt) In October 2004, the Department of Homeland Security’s Transportation Security Administration (TSA) approved Korean Airlines’ request that […]

TASER Inc. – U.S. SEC 10K filing on taser authorization on Commercial Airlines (2005-04-01)

Posted on April 4 2005 by admin

Taser International reports obtaining approval for use of Tasers on commercial flights … “The commercial airlines became a new market for us in 2001. Following the events of September 11, 2001, the commercial airline industry implemented added security measures to protect its passengers and crew. These measures, some voluntary and some mandated by the federal […]

USA – Taser International, Inc.: Company history [the Corporation’s image, with all the details] (2004)

Posted on December 31 2004 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Here is the history – published in 2004 – as the company wants it to be seen, from the early “taser” of NASA scientist, Jack Cover and including the corporate mission: “to raise mankind above violent behavior by developing products which enable people to protect themselves without causing injury or death to […]

SOUTH KOREA – Stun guns OK’d for use on Korean airline (2004-11-07)

Posted on November 7 2004 by admin

By Alan Levin and Chris Woodyard, USA TODAY … WASHINGTON — Korean Air last week became the first carrier to receive U.S. government permission to equip jets with electric stun guns as a defense against terrorists. Korean, which had installed TASER guns on at least some of its fleet in 2002, can now use these […]

USA – Airlines – Stun guns OK’d for use on airline (2004-07-11)

Posted on November 7 2004 by admin

USA TODAY, Alan Levin and Chris Woodyard … Korean Air last week became the first carrier to receive U.S. government permission to equip jets with electric stun guns as a defense against terrorists. Korean, which had installed TASER guns on at least some of its fleet in 2002, can now use these weapons on flights […]

USA – Airlines – Ammunition for opponents of guns in the cockpit (2004-11-03)

Posted on November 3 2004 by admin

Ammunition for opponents of guns in the cockpit United spent $1 million two years ago on 1,300 Taser stun guns and trained its pilots to use them. But, they’ve never been deployed — and there’s no indication that they’ll be used anytime soon since the feds have yet to approve them. The Transportation Security Administration […]

USA – TASER Inc. – TASER International, Inc. commends Greek Police Special Forces on use of ADVANCED TASER M26 to arrest Turkish Airlines Flight 160 hijacker (2003-04-01)

Posted on April 1 2003 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: In a much-acclaimed incident in 2003, the taser was used to subdue a potential airline hijacker. This is the only case of such a result, and airlines have either declined to use the taser, or been refused permission to do so, since then. Of course, TASER Inc. never acknowledged the fact that […]

(2002-03-25) USA – For TASER, Airlines … the Sky Could Be the Limit [[corporate spin // TASR // airlines]]

Posted on March 25 2002 by admin

Before they are approved by the , shares of Taser International (TASR ) have soared, United Airlines is reported to have purchased 1,300 Taser guns for $1 million in anticipation of FAA approval, which the airline believes is forthcoming. TASER chairman, Philip Smith says: “Several foreign airlines have agreed to buy Taser guns and that two U.S. carriers, Mesa Airlines and ATA, are planning to purchase several hundred Tasers apiece. Among the gun’s current users are the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and the New York Police Dept.”

USA – United Airlines installs stun guns (2001-12-16)

Posted on December 16 2001 by admin

major US airline revealed plans on Thursday to install “Taser” stun guns in the cockpits of all their planes and design a special training programme for all crew. It is the first security response involving arms by a major carrier to the 11 September hijackings. United Airlines plan to install the guns on its 530 aircraft, stowed in the cockpit in electronically coded boxes. It will also re-enforce the doors of the cockpits with an iron bar device.

USA – “New Taser Guns Aim for Bigger Things: Response to Terror” (2001-11-18)

Posted on November 18 2001 by admin

ASSOCIATED PRESS, by Alisa Blackwood SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — When his brother’s two football buddies were killed in a drive-by shooting a decade ago, Tom Smith and his brother began thinking more seriously about how to protect themselves and their family from violent criminals. Tom and Rick Smith’s father was frequently out of town and they […]

USA – Airlines: FAA nixes United plan for stun guns (2001-11-15)

Posted on November 15 2001 by admin

USA TODAY, Marilyn Adams, … FAA nixes United plan for stun guns United Airlines announced Thursday that it wants to equip all of its pilots with stun guns in the cockpit – but the FAA says it won’t allow it. Coming 2 months after the terrorist attacks, United’s plan for cockpit weapons sets up a […]