Last week, we discussed a few new aviation technologies that were demonstrated at the UK’s Farnborough International Air Show. Among other things, we covered a multi-screen controller for pilots and new security technology from FLIR Systems (Nasdaq: FLIR) that helps detect explosives at different points throughout the airport.
Well, it appears that someone should have developed a system to scan items being handed to airline customers, as well…
Dutch military police are looking into how sewing needles ended up in passengers’ food on Sunday. The sharp objects were found in four sandwiches served on four separate U.S.-bound Delta (NYSE: DAL) flights.
Two needles were found by passengers. A U.S. air marshal found the third. And – lucky for one Seattle-bound passenger – the fourth was discovered before the sandwich was served.
Delta stated that it’s “taking this matter extremely seriously.” And the caterer for the flights, Gate Gourmet, plans to work with investigators to find out what happened.
As if it has a choice.