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Tuesday
Nov022010

IATA Calls for Increased Cargo, Checkpoint Security

Photo Courtesy - Getty Images(FRANKFURT, Germany) -- Amid questions over cargo security that have followed a cargo plane bomb plot in Yemen, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) called on security regulators to make significant improvements in cargo security and announced plans to lead an effort to improve airport checkpoints.

“We are much more secure than in 2001, but there is room for improvement,” said Giovanni Bisignani, IATA’s Director General and CEO, at the opening of AVSEC World in Frankfurt, Germany.

Bisignani shifted focus from cargo security to the screening process. He called on regulators to collaborate to create a “next generation checkpoint” that will focus more on intelligence and technology to identify terrorists.

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