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On August 10, 2018,
Air Force F-15 fighter jets scrambled in response to the highjacking of a Horizon Air Q400 aircraft by SeaTac International Airport employee Richard Russell. Russell, a disgruntled employee acting alone, subsequently crashed the aircraft into the Puget Sound and perished. Horizon Air is an affiliate of Alaska Airlines.
October 29, 2018, a Lion Air plane crashed 13 minutes after take off in Jakarta, Indonesia, killing all 189 passengers and crew on board. Boeing was later accused of withholding information about potential hazards of new flight-control features on the model of plane involved.
On April 17, 2018, a Southwest flight from New York City to Dallas was forced to make an emergency landing in Philadelphia after its left engine blew out. Shrapnel from the exploding engine blasted into the body of the plane, killing one passenger and injuring several others.
Security of Facilities and Assets
On September 5, 2018, more than 100 passengers on Emirates Flight 203 reported symptoms of an unknown illness. The aircraft was quarantined for several hours as 10 people, including 7 crew members, were rushed to the hospital. Medical tests later revealed that they were suffering from the flu.
The global aviation industry stirs great interest, excitement and, at times, anxiety — especially because many people now enjoy the benefits of commercial aviation in ways thought unimaginable at its dawn in 1903. That is why, no matter where a plane experiences distress or how often system failures leave thousands stranded in an airport, we remember exactly where we were when we learned of a disruptive event befalling the industry. In a world marked by so many uncertainties, it is more important than ever to take stock of common pitfalls and complications and use new information sources to prepare for the future.
Let’s review the industry’s top five
disruptive events of 2018.
On September 6, 2018,
British Airways fell victim to a coordinated cyberattack that compromised over 380,000 credit cards with accompanying customer data. British Airways CEO announced that British Airways security had been compromised by a sophisticated malware attack that circumvented its outdated security system, ArcSight.
Lapses by Manufacturers
Top 5 aviation disruptors of 2018