[Paleopsych] Pilots give aviation security efforts low grades
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Fri Mar 11 03:35:31 UTC 2005
Reuters News Service
WASHINGTON -- A group of airline pilots gave the U.S. government failing
grades today in several areas of aviation security including the screening
of employees and cargo, and defending planes from shoulder-fired missiles.
The Coalition of Airline Pilots Association released its Aviation Security
Report Card that showed aviation security gets average to failing grades in
over a dozen subject areas.
The trade group gave failing "F" grades to the government in five areas --
screening of employees, screening of cargo, high-tech credentialing of crew
members, self-defense training for crew and the plan for countering
The group gave good grades to the government on improved bag screening and
on reinforcing cockpit doors on commercial airplanes.
Jon Safley, president of CAPA, said filling some of the "gaping holes" in
aviation security will require major changes in the way the airlines and
airports do business, and in the way the government manages airline
"The technology exists, or could be updated
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