New US’ DHS requirements will take effect on July 19

A Monitor Report 16 Jul, 2017  |    -      +
WASHINGTON : The US Department of Homeland Security has issued a revised directive to airlines around the world in response to requests that it clarify aviation security measures scheduled to begin taking effect next week, the agency said on July 14.

"This clarifying update will strengthen global aviation security and is a testament to our shared commitment to raising the baseline," said James Gregory, a spokesman for the US. Transportation Security Administration (TSA), which is part of the DHS.

The directive includes technical adjustments, agency officials said, declining to release the text. European airlines have been pushing for changes to meet the new requirements, which begin taking effect on July 19.