(WASHINGTON) -- The largest pilots union has called for a new air cargo screening method based on risk rather than a "one-size-fits-all" approach.
The Air Line Pilots Association in a news release Wednesday asked for a tailored approach to screening amid concerns over cargo security.
"We know that risk-based screening and other security enhancements are urgently needed to close existing gaps that put at risk passengers, cargo, and pilots, as well as persons on the ground, if a terrorist were to be successful in bringing down an aircraft over a major metropolitan area,” said Capt. John Prater, ALPA’s president.
ALPA argued that all-cargo operations should use a threat-based approach that treats trustworthy and reliable shippers differently from those who are less reliable or less known.
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