Release Date: 06 January 2009
Release ID: 1545
The Airforwarders Association (AfA) today announced its selection as a member of the newly reinstated Aviation Security Administration (ASAC), an advisory group to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), comprised of key industry and consumer groups that are largely affected by aviation security requirements. DHS Secretary Michael Chertoff notified AfA Executive Director Brandon Fried by letter of his appointment to represent the interests of the air cargo industry.
“AfA is honored to be chosen to serve on this prestigious advisory body, particularly as officials within DHS begin the critical transition process under the Obama Administration,” said Fried. “With the deadlines for air cargo screening fast approaching, it is imperative that the new administration have a rich and full perspective on the challenges ahead for industry and consumers alike, and we look forward to our role in assisting that process.”
The Aviation Security Advisory Committee was formed in 2003 to examine areas of civil aviation security with the aim of developing recommendations for the improvement of civil aviation security methods, equipment, and procedures. The Airforwarders Association’s appointment as the air cargo industry representative is yet another indication of the sterling reputation and effective advocacy demonstrated by the association in the last several years. The Airforwarders Association’s term on the ASAC will run through December of 2010.
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