US Transportation Security Administration chief John Pistole stated the next 10 years of security screenings will focus on operational assessments to “stay ahead of tomorrow’s threats” (aviationweek.com, 19-May-2011). Mr Pistole stated screening will be “smarter” and the TSA will be guided by the philosophy that “we can mitigate risk” but never fully eliminate it. The new risk-based security programme, which will identify passengers as low-risk on the condition they surrender their personal information, will be enhanced as TSA reviews current procedures and technology. In the coming months, TSA officers will use an identity-based system to verify the identity and employment status of pilots against carrier employee databases. Testing is underway at some airports for this programme. Flight attendants are under consideration for a future phase.
TSA chief says security screening will be 'smarter' in next decade
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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: