The trump administration, expand a current laptop-a ban on all international flights in and out of the United States, the head of homeland security, said this week.
In an interview with “Fox News Sunday,” Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly said the airlines face try a “sophisticated threat” of terrorists, bring flights in the U.S., although he noted that a final decision on the extension of the ban was not made.“This is really the thing, the knocking down they are obsessed with the terrorists: the idea of a plane in flight, especially if it’s a U.S. carrier, especially if it is full of mostly American people,” Kelly said Sunday.
The current electronics ban, implemented in March, applies to flights in the USA of eight Muslim-majority countries. The measure prohibits passengers you bring all the equipment that “was bigger than a smartphone” as hand Luggage, and implemented, U.S. officials say, to thwart terrorist plots to bring down airplanes with smaller bombs. The UK has a similar ban to cover flights to and from six countries.
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American government representatives met recently to discuss with the European heads of government, the expansion of the travel restrictions on flights between the US and the EU. The proposed extension has been reportedly put on ice after talks in Brussels, though the official said “other measures” were still on the table. Last week, Politico reported that U.S. airlines are still preparing for an “immediate” extension of the ban in Europe and possibly in other regions.
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The proposed expansion to Europe has drawn criticism from the International Air Transport Association (IATA), which said last week that the measure would cost travelers an extra $1.1 billion per year. IATA Director-General Alexandre de Juniac recently, the officials called to consider “alternative measures”, including better bomb-detection devices.
In his interview with “Fox News Sunday,” Kelly confirmed that the US put on “new technologies down the road” to improve the screening of the electronics. As Bloomberg reported last week, at least four companies that produce screening machines work with a more advanced Scanner of explosives to detect. If the Scanner is put into operation, the companies say, the passengers would be able to leave, electronics and liquids in bags during the screening process.