Cargo safety remains one of the sweltering issues when we talk about the security and screening systems. Further, Governments across the world have pledged to challenge the problem as the policymakers or lawmakers are calling for better and improved examinations of cargo.
The level of safety and security in the commercial aviation industry is arbitrated by scrutinizing the incurable instances that happened in the past. According to the recent report by Airline Ratings, a product rating review website, the top most commercial airlines with criteria’s of safety and security authorizations are being boycotted by Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
The Role of TSA in Aviation Industry
According to the report, the Inspector General mentioned that the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) needed more effective controls in order to guarantee that the aeronautics employees did not have illegitimate accounts.
In Egypt, the problem with employee screening process is much critical as compared the other countries. In fact, Egypt is listed to have one of the weakest air cargo security and screening processes.
In 2015, (TSA) operated certain security 70 checkpoints in Egypt, out of which, 67 failed. These tests were operated by United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) red team. This team challenges organization effectiveness and performance.
In 2015, the International Airport Transport Association announced novel security regulations for air cargo operations. These regulations were focused on endorsing and promoting the efficiency of security. Some of the security regulations are security supply chain, risk assessment, and security consignment standards.
Smiths Detection- The Game Changer
Smiths Detection, a top most manufacturer of security detection devices integrated several air cargo screening solutions. In 2015, they delivered over 70,000 X-ray systems globally across 180 nations. Furthermore, currently, more than 1,000 airports are using Smith Detection products in order to form more efficient baggage screening and checkpoints.
Smiths detection has spent more than 360 million in R&D in the last 10 years. They primarily focused on developing innovation services and solutions to create the more defensive environment at the airport.
There are several technologies evolved in order to counter the risks to the airports. Smiths Detection has launched a novel hub for the aeronautics sector online. This website host leading voices and views in the sector.
Smiths Detection also launched Checkpoint Evoplus in December 2015. It is an advanced management and screening platform that transmutes the individual sensors and components into an integrated and intelligent solution. After this, the company had also launched a checkpoint CT. Check point CT is the next generation Checkpoint Explosives Detection System. It mainly functions for carry-on baggage.
The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) and International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) have recognized several imperative initiatives to restructure the current replacement of paper documentation. This is processed with electronic communication mainly for air cargo shipments.
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These two bodies have also identified the crucial need to promote dialogue between the key players in the air industry, regulators as well as equipment’s manufacturers in order to discover the novel solutions and requirements for the betterment in the air cargo security and screening systems process.