In contrast, a program involving hundreds of thousands of volunteer sky marshals
could greatly limit the number of flights any one marshal had to make.
The British Association of Airline Pilots also opposes sky marshals
A spokesperson for the National Police Agency said that no timescale for the introduction of sky marshals
had been set.
So our new sky marshals
, instead of being a last line of defence in a sturdy safety system, will be no more than a potentially lethal front designed to cover woeful inadequacies of a cowboy outfit.
So far Virgin Atlantic have also ruled out sky marshals
At no time during the World Cup were Pretory Sky Marshals
required to use force to accomplish their mission.
One UK holiday airline, Thomas Cook Airlines, said it would refuse to operate flights if sky marshals
were put on board.
Nothing should compromise passenger safety and unless we receive clear guidelines on procedure regarding sky marshals
we will not fly with them on board.
The introduction of the sky marshals
comes after US aviation put on alert last week amid fears of a new terror threat.
THE deployment of armed sky marshals
on some planes pre-empted an American demand for their introduction, it emerged yesterday.
A Thomas Cook Airlines spokesman: 'For the time being, if a sky marshal
presents himself, we will cancel the flight.
Federal Aviation Administration: Responsible for commercial air traffic control and safety, including sky marshal