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Aviation Security talks bring regulators and industry together

Posted By Administration, Friday, December 04, 2015


TSA Canine picture


TIACA discussed next steps for the expanded use of canines with the TSA at a meeting last month


Regulators met with industry leaders in Washington last month to discuss ways of collaborating more closely on security issues.


Sue Presti, Senior Director Government Affairs for TIACA, chaired a meeting of the Aviation Security Advisory Committee's (ASAC) Air Cargo Subcommittee, attended by Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officials and industry members.


Talks covered the TSA's role in the Air Cargo Advance Screening (ACAS) Pilot. TSA is evaluating the results of the ACAS Pilot program to date and hopes to meet with industry again in January 2016 to discuss next steps.


Discussions also centered on extending the National Cargo Security Program for Australia and the European Union (EU).


Sue Presti picture"We also suggested new approaches for long running issues, including the expanded use of canines, and the Known Shipper Program," said Presti, pictured right.


"There has been little measurable progress, but both sides agreed to work collaboratively to explore how to reposition these subjects and how to seek real improvements."


Presti attended a meeting in November with Airlines for America (A4A), TSA, and Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to evaluate the ACAS Pilot and discuss next steps. TIACA highlighted considerations that needed further discussion, including transits and transfers, messaging amongst ACAS participants, and mitigation protocols for situations where the foreign ACAS filer is not recognized by the TSA for screening.


* Presti also met with TSA in November to discuss next steps for an Air Cargo Research and Development Working Group and was at the ASAC annual public meeting to review the past year's work and help set objectives for 2016.


TIACA works closely with regulators to make sure all sectors of the air cargo industry are represented as decisions are made which will affect us all.


Join TIACA today to benefit from our expertise on advance data. For more information on becoming a member contact Kenneth Gibson at and go to our web site at to download our White Paper on the Advance Data programs.

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