ACI-NA Commends TSA for Announcement of Risk-Based Screening Program

By Morgan Dye

Airports Council International-North America (ACI-NA), which represents the owners and operators of airports throughout the United States, today issued a statement in response to the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) announcement of a risk-based, intelligence-driven passenger screening pilot program, slated to be launched in September.

Statement of ACI-NA President Greg Principato:

“Airport officials have long advocated for a risk-based approach to airport security, as it helps to more precisely focus screening resources. Today’s announcement of the risk-based screening pilot program is a step in the right direction.”

Principato continued, “ACI-NA looks forward to working with TSA as they launch this program at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, Dallas Fort Worth International Airport, Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport and Miami International Airport and, as they move to add additional airports to the program in the future.”