US Department of Homeland Security released that there has been more than 25,000 security breaches at US airports since Nov-2001 (USA Today/AP/The Daily Caller/BBC, 13-Jul-2011). According to the documents, more than 14,000 people had entered “limited-access” areas by going through doors or passageways without permission, and 6000 travellers had made it past screeners without proper scrutiny. Transportation Security Administration spokesperson Nicholas Kimball stated the breaches represent a “tiny fraction of 1%” of air travellers passing through the airports. He further stated the broadly defined term “breach” can mean accidental violations that pose no danger to the public. Despite its defence, Republican Representative Jason Chaffetz criticised TSA’s procedures claiming “there is a better, smarter, safer way to do this, and the TSA isn’t prioritising here”. Charlotte Douglas International Airport’s Director of Aviation, TJ Orr, also criticised the agency stating it is comprised by a “rigid attitude of arrogance and bureaucracy”.
US airports report more than 25,000 security breaches since Nov-2001
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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: