Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., has called on the Department of Homeland Security to review Transportation Security Administration training methods and equipment maintenance procedures. "In light of the recent test result reports, TSA should move immediately to address all holes, shortfalls and gaps in training procedures, technology, and the entire airport security process," Schumer said.
Transportation Security Administration officers screening passengers at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport have found 211 guns so far this year -- exceeding the 198 guns found in all of 2016.
The Transportation Security Administration is working with American Airlines to test a 3D scanner at its John F. Kennedy International Airport passenger checkpoint in New York. The CT scanner can digitally "unpack" travelers' carry-on bags, speeding up the screening process.
The Transportation Security Administration on Thursday unveiled two automatic passenger screening lanes at Chicago Midway International Airport. The lanes feature larger bins and are designed to cut passenger wait times by as much as 50%.
Cleveland Hopkins International Airport has served 7.68 million travelers so far this year, nearly 8% more than it served in the first 10 months of 2016. "We anticipate we will close out this year welcoming more than 9 million passengers to CLE, which will match or surpass passenger numbers before the significant reduction in air service in 2014," said Robert Kennedy, director of the airport.
Los Angeles International Airport have 14 automated screening lanes installed by spring 2018 at the Tom Bradley International Terminal. Five of the lanes are due to open today.
John Roth, inspector general of the Department of Homeland Security, told Congress that the Transportation Security Administration doesn't adjust its budget to reflect current risks and needs. "So things that are low-risk, for example, still, notwithstanding the change in the risk environment or the intelligence that they receive with regard to terrorist activity, their budget does not change in accordance with that," Roth said.
American Airlines in June launched service at Montana's Billings Logan International Airport with nonstop service to Dallas. October's numbers for the new route appear to be strong, according to the airport's director.
Airbus' new Cabin-Flex system lets airlines eliminate unused space by allowing carriers like JetBlue Airways to expand their premium seating -- for example, in JetBlue's Mint service -- without sacrificing legroom.
Airlines for America applauds the Senate's efforts to reform the business tax code, noting that rate reductions will allow the industry to continue expanding its workforce and investing in its product.
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