Thursday, May 6, 2010

Airline Security Tightened: No Fly Rules Updated

The case of Mr. Shahzad, the Times Square bomber, has prompted some changes in airline security.
"Homeland security officials on Wednesday ordered airlines to speed up checks of names added to the no-fly list, a requirement that might have prevented Faisal Shahzad, the accused Times Square bomber, from boarding a flight to Dubai on Monday night.

Airlines have been required to check the no-fly list for updates only every 24 hours. But the new rule, sent to airlines on Wednesday to take effect immediately, requires that they check within two hours of receiving notification that a high-priority name has been added to the list."
Read the rest of the news article at "Government Tightens No-Fly Rules", The New York Times, May 5, 2010.

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