Air cargo group urges global cooperation – GovExec

Security regulators around the world must work together to ensure that the movement of air freight is safe and secure, especially after last week’s discovery of package bombs on cargo flights headed to Chicago from Yemen, an air cargo group says.

“We are much more secure than in 2001 [when the September 11 terrorist attacks took place], but there is room for improvement,” Giovanni Bisignani, director general of the International Air Transport Association, said in a written statement. The group’s members comprise about 230 passenger and cargo airlines.