Checkpoint of the Future
Aviation is more secure than in 2001, but at great expense and with far too much hassle. With airlines currently spending $7.4 billion annually on security, the process should be both less expensive for carriers and better for our customers.
IATA’s concept and risk-based approach are receiving strong support from the European Commission and the US Transportation Security Administration. INTERPOL has joined more than a dozen states in signing a statement of principles for the concept. The latest significant state to support the checkpoint concept is China.
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We continue to face cargo security challenges post the attempted printer cartridge bombings in October 2010. IATA remains committed to its three-faceted approach that encourages the use of cargo data, screening technology, and supply chain security to close any gaps. However, state responses are in varying degrees of alignment with ICAO and we must insist that duplicative, wasteful regulations do not ensue. More on Cargo Security