TSA grounds air cargo screening deadline – The Hill’s Transportation Report

The Transportation Security Administration is postponing a deadline for scanning all cargo aboard airplanes that had been scheduled for December. The deadline was opposed by the International Air Cargo Association, which said in a statement it commended TSA for the decision. “We fully recognize its intention to enhance existing air cargo security programs but it is showing the foresight to listen to, and work with, the industry towards this objective,” IACA Chairman Michael Steen said in a statement. “This is the result of TSA requesting comment from the air cargo industry on the feasibility of a December 31st 2011 deadline and its careful consideration of the advice it received.”