Canadian pilots call for security overhaul

06/17/2010 | Vancouver Sun (British Columbia), The

Canada's largest pilots' group says "unsettling, 'near-miss' attempted terrorist attacks against the worldwide civil aviation network" show the need for a single government department to take over security responsibilities from local airport authorities. In a security white paper, the Air Canada Pilots Association says "many major gaps in the overall aviation security environment remain unresolved and continue to pose substantial risks to civil aviation employees, users and facilities." The paper calls for increased airport policing, facial recognition technology and greater reliance on intelligence to weed out potential terrorists.

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