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Air Marshal

An undercover law enforcement agent who boards a flight as a normal passenger to prevent a hijacking or other crime, should one occur. The air marshal is tasked with ensuring air travel, both for business and pleasure, occurs smoothly and safely. An air marshal is also called a sky marshal.
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Likewise, Air Marshal Ahmar Shahzad, currently serving as Chairman Pakistan Aeronautical Complex Kamra, will retire on July 3, 2021.
In my desire to leant more about the history of the air marshals, I had begun to speak with Ratterman during my off time.
Grungy, sad and hollow-eyed from too much booze and not enough sleep, Neeson's Bill Marks may be an air marshal, but he still grips the armrest on takeoff.
Air Marshal Sohail Aman was commissioned in Pakistan Air Force on November, 1980 in GD (P) Branch.
Air Marshal Herikudru Babu Rajaram, Director General (Works and Ceremonials) has been conferred the Ati Vishist Seva Medal (AVSM).
AN AMERICAN air marshal with alleged links to a gunrunning racket is being questioned by US authorities over the discovery of live bullets hidden inside the airconditioner of a room at Radisson Hotel in New Delhi last month.
Agency Affected: Department of Homeland Security: Directorate of Border and Transportation Security: Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement: Federal Air Marshal Service
The training programme was part of an aviation security agreement between the two countries that will also allow US air marshals to work undercover on flights operated by US carriers into China and vice versa.
Air marshals told the station's investigative team that they are "required to submit at least one report"--called a Surveillance Detection Report, or SDR--"a month.
Stranger still, says Andrew Thomas, an aviation security expert at the University of Akron, "If the air marshals were properly trained, and could recognize threats, and the threat was so great, why didn't they shoot him on the plane" rather than letting Alpizar run through the aisle and on to the jetway, supposedly with a bomb in his bag.
There were only 32 air marshals at the time of the September 11 attacks.
An agitated passenger who claimed to have a bomb in his backpack was killed by a US federal air marshal after he ran from a plane boarding for take-off at Miami.