sky marshal


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sky marshal

an armed security guard on a commercial aircraft.
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Sarsgaard is perfect at the slightly creepy Sky Marshal, while Sean Bean is nicely cast as the well-meaning and suitably hunky captain.
The airline pilots' union was meeting the Transport Secretary today over the use of armed sky marshals on passenger planes.
The estimated cost of putting sky marshals on every commercial airliner is $1.
Sky Marshals, the logical role model, are among the most highly trained law-enforcement officers in America with firearms.
COUNTER terrorism chiefs are to reconsider using sky marshals on British planes after the failed syringe bombing.
A spokesperson for ANA confirmed that the sky marshal plan was under discussion but said there were safety issues to be sorted out first.
This, let's hope, will be a sky marshal, the nation's newest line of defence against terrorist attack.
Dozens of applicants for sky marshal posts are failing tough psychological exams.
A spokesman for Israel's national carrier El Al said even after no explosives were found, the airline seated the 28-year-old next to an armed sky marshal in the second to last row, far from the cockpit.
Since its inception, this deterrent effect has made the Sky Marshal program hugely successful in preventing armed violence aboard commercial aircraft.
OTC: PTRU), announced that it has completed a contract to provide Sky Marshal services to All Nippon Airways (ANA) during the World Cup.
A Thomas Cook Airlines spokesman said, 'For the time being, if a sky marshal presents himself, we will cancel the flight.