ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Flight Safety Foundation expressed its support Thursday for the enhanced aviation security measures announced by U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary John F. Kelly.
“The enhanced security measures announced by Secretary Kelly reflect a balanced and comprehensive approach to combat the continuing threat of terrorist attacks on commercial aviation, while taking into account the need to continually mitigate potential safety risks,” said Jon Beatty, president and CEO of Flight Safety Foundation. “We want to commend Secretary Kelly and DHS for their deliberate and thoughtful approach to this issue and willingness to take input from multiple stakeholders.”
The Foundation is hopeful that implementing the new security measures will obviate the need to require that large personal electronic devices be transported in checked baggage rather than in the passenger cabin. Introducing large numbers of lithium-battery powered devices into cargo holds in checked baggage is a potential safety risk that must be addressed.
“The Foundation strongly believes that a collaborative, data-driven, risk-based approach is the best way to ensure the safety and security of the aviation industry and its passengers and shippers,” Beatty said.
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Flight Safety Foundation is an independent, nonprofit, international organization engaged in research, education, advocacy and publishing to improve aviation safety. The Foundation’s mission is to be the leading voice of safety for the global aerospace community.
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