Trusted Traveller scheme to replace air rage?

first_img TAGSair rageairportsecurityShannon Local backlash over Aer Lingus threat Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR NewsTrusted Traveller scheme to replace air rage?By Bernie English – January 12, 2016 872 WhatsApp Print New high-end jobs for Shannon THE KIND of air-rage that can be sparked in security queues could soon be avoided at Shannon and other European airports, if the European Commission acts on an undertaking to operate security checks through a ‘trusted traveller’ scheme.Under the scheme, passengers can volunteer their information for expedited screening, with random selection to allow for some unpredictability. They would not have to remove jackets, belts, laptops and liquids from cabin luggage, thus streamlining waiting queues.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Ireland South MEP and member of the EU Transport committee Deirdre Clune has welcomed the commitment by the European Commission to use new screening technologies and apply risk-based security checks.“This is not about reducing security. It’s about using technology and new methods to make security a less cumbersome prospect. Airport security now accounts for 35 per cent of airports operating costs. Rather than a “one size fits all” solution based on reacting to a specific security incident, Europe should move towards a risk-based security system, where low risk passengers are identified and given expedited checkpoint screening.“Modern technology should mean that we are gone beyond the stage where we are asking 90-year-old women to remove their belts, shoes and wallets to walk through an old-fashioned metal detector.“There is little value in making someone queue for 30 minutes to take a half empty bottle of shampoo from them. We must have a realistic approach to what and who actually presents a risk to air travel” she said.center_img Advertisement Is Aer Lingus taking flight from Shannon? Linkedin Twitter Email Previous articleLawlor new Network presidentNext article#WATCH Minister encourages INTO teachers to negotiate issues Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. Only re-integration will solve Shannon Airport crisis Shannon Chamber Webinar to help people cope with the stresses of COVID-19last_img

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