Friday, July 28, 2017

Air India's Direct US Flights To See Explosive Trace Device Checks

New Delhi:  Explosive Trace Device checks will be in place at airports in the national capital and Mumbai for Air India flights flying directly to the US, according to the government.

Such checks will be for portable gadgets that are larger than a smartphone in order to comply with directions issued by the US authorities for foreign air carriers.

In a written reply to the Lok Sabha, Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha said the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS) has issued directions to commission Explosive Trace Device at "secondary screening check points" to comply with the requirement of the US Transportation Security Administration (TSA).

The TSA has made it mandatory for foreign airlines to perform Explosive Trace Device checks at secondary ladder point checks for all portable electronic and gadgets which are larger than a cellphone or smartphone in certain cases, he said.
27/07/17 PTI/NDTV