US Government Accountability Office announced using private screeners at airports would cost just 3% more than federal screeners, as opposed to the 17% more first estimated in 2007 (Washington Post, 11-Mar-2011). The agency stated the updated estimate accounts for the potential cost of overlapping administrative personnel, passenger and baggage costs, workers’ compensation, insurance and retirement expenses. Under a programme run by Transportation Security Administration, 16 airports have been using private screeners. The programme was suspended in Jan-2011 by TSA head John Pistole.
Private screeners now cost 3% more than federal, not 17%
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Aviation industry leaders and stakeholders will debate the shape of aviation in the Americas in a post Trump world. There is only one event in North America this year offering great insights into new trends and challenges emerging from the new US presidential administration and the churning global aviation markets. This takes place at the annual CAPA Americas Aviation Summit, to be held in Orlando, Florida on 4/5-April-2017.
The next few years for aviation in the Americas are filled with uncertainties, ranging from potential fallout from President Trump’s trade and travel policies to Brexit and the future shape and direction of US-China aviation relations.
“Information is the resolution of uncertainty” - Claude Shannon. Don’t miss this opportunity to gather crucial intelligence necessary for shaping the Americas aviation industry during the next decade.
Highlights from the comprehensive summit include: