Air crews and airport workers to be checked against US government watch lists.
Airport workers and airline crews are to be checked against the US government's controversial watch lists under new legislation passed last week.
A provision in the intelligence bill passed by Congress requires the crews of commercial flights and cruise ships to be compared against the lists of terror suspects and people who require additional scrutiny for another reason.
In addition airport workers will have to be checked against the terrorist watch list before they are allowed to go unescorted past security checkpoints or on the tarmac, reports The Associated Press.
((Comments on this story may be sent to email@example.com))
|Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback|
|Comment:||Air crews and airport workers to be checked against US government watch lists.|
|Publication:||Airline Industry Information|
|Article Type:||Brief Article|
|Date:||Dec 13, 2004|
|Previous Article:||Change made to new air passenger searches following complaints.|
|Next Article:||Star Alliance launches global interline e-ticketing.|