sky marshal

(redirected from Sky Marshals)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Financial.

sky marshal

an armed security guard on a commercial aircraft.
Collins Dictionary of Law © W.J. Stewart, 2006
References in periodicals archive ?
On Day 8, the new sky marshals were sent on their way after being sworn in as Deputy U.S.
The Iran Air spokesman said, "He caused a panic among the passengers, but he was immediately arrested by the sky marshals on board." He mentioned nothing about any violence, saying the marshals "talked to him and calmed him down," making him sound like a disoriented person rather than one with a political objective.
Sky marshals are undercover law enforcement agents on board commercial flights to counter hijackings.
One Council diplomat said the version put before ministers has, however, been emptied of the controversial elements, such as sky marshals or arrests, and member states are expected to agree without further ado.
Each EU government is currently responsible for deciding whether to make use of sky marshals under current regulations.
But transport chiefs claim security improvements such as CCTV and sky marshals have removed the need for the ban
Japan is planning to introduce armed sky marshals as part of co-ordinated anti-terrorism measures, though no date has yet been named.
Early this year, the administration had to back away from its unilateral demand for armed sky marshals on flights from Europe after strong resistance from E.U.
It is not clear whether marshals will be put on trains to deter terrorists in the same way armed sky marshals are deployed on flights.
is saying to foreign governments, "Put sky marshals on your flights, or watch us park F-16s on your wingtips."
ARMED US sky marshals are already secretly flying in and out of Birmingham International Airport on transatlantic passenger flights, the Sunday Mercury can reveal.
The gun-toting sky marshals have been flying into Glasgow Airport fortwo weeks since a Continental Airlines flight to New York was grounded in a terror alert.