September 3, 2010 at 8:14 am | Posted in Aviation Law Current Event | Leave a comment

by Sara M. Langston with the blog faculty

Source: HS Today

Secretary seeks ICAO security resolution, full participation in Secure Flight this year

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has made significant progress in closing vulnerabilities in the global aviation system since the Christmas Day bombing attempt, and it will do even more by the end of the year, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano asserted Tuesday night in remarks to a pilots’ union.

“This plot underscored the stark reality that despite decades of advancements in screening and significant reforms following 9/11, the global aviation network still faces vulnerabilities. It also reminds us that aviation security, much like other international security challenges, blurs the line between foreign and domestic,” Napolitano stated.

Napolitano will seek a formal resolution from the general assembly of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Sept. 28-Oct. 8 in Montreal, Canada, to build upon five regional security declarations obtained by the United States in the wake of the attempted bombing of Northwest Flight 253 by suspect Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab last Dec. 25…more

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