The congressional mandate to screen 100 percent of air cargo transported on all passenger planes will go into effect on Aug. 1.
FORT WORTH, Texas, May 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The congressional mandate to screen 100 percent of air cargo transported on all passenger planes will go into effect on Aug. 1. American Airlines Cargo is working to raise industry awareness about the law by bringing together an expert panel to discuss cargo screening and what it means to the private sector.
"With the 100 percent screening mandate only months away, we hope to help shippers and freight forwarders in our industry better understand the law's potential impact and what steps they can take to prepare for the challenges they will face," said Dave Brooks, American Airlines Cargo President.
The panel will be broadcast live on UStream, Wednesday, May 26, at 2 p.m. EDT. By visiting UStream's Air Cargo Screening show page, viewers will be able to watch and ask questions in real time.
Expert panelists will include:
Dave Brooks, President, American Airlines Cargo Division
Doug Brittin, General Manager, Air Cargo, Transportation Security Administration
Brandon Freid, Executive Director, Airforwarders Association
Ken Konigsmark, Senior Manager, Supply Chain & Aviation Security Compliance, Boeing
Jeffrey Sural, Counsel, Alston and Bird's Legislative & Public Policy Group, will serve as moderator.
Panelists will also discuss the Transportation Security Administration's (TSA) program to distribute cargo screening throughout the supply chain – the Certified Cargo Screening Program (CCSP). CCSP allows manufacturers, shippers, air forwarders and air carriers to receive certification to screen cargo at their own facilities. For more information visit www.tsa.gov.
A recorded version of the panel broadcast will be available to watch on the UStream Air Cargo Screening show page.
About American Airlines Cargo
American Airlines Cargo(SM), a division of American Airlines, Inc., provides over 100 million pounds of weekly cargo lift capacity to major cities in the United States, Europe, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, Latin America and Asia. American, American Eagle and the AmericanConnection regional airlines serve more than 250 cities in over 40 countries with more than 3,400 daily flights. The combined network fleet numbers more than 900 aircraft. American provides one of the largest cargo networks in the world, with cargo terminals and interline connections available across the globe. For more information visit www.AACargo.com.
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