Friday, November 5, 2010

Cargo Planes Have Lower Safety Thresholds for Security

"The nation's air cargo planes fly under significantly lower standards for security and safety than passenger jets, creating risks highlighted by last week's bombing attempt on cargo flights, union groups charge.  Cargo flights could be more vulnerable than passenger jets because the industry is exempt from numerous safety standards, according to several unions representing the majority of cargo pilots.  Cargo airlines acknowledge they operate under different standards, but say that they are every bit as safe as passenger airlines."
Read the rest of the article at "Unions: Safety bar lower for cargo jets", USA Today, November 5, 2010.

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