Plenary Session 2 - Accelerating Aviation Security: Upgrading U.S. & Int'l Standards & Technology
One of the most positive trends in international travel over the last decade has been the demonstrated ability to adapt. We saw significant increases in both passenger and cargo, then decreases due to COVID for passengers, but increases for cargo, and now a strong return on passenger – all against a background of a shifting threat environment. US government agencies and the travel industry also piloted innovative ideas and technologies to alleviate common stress points, as well as changes in operational procedures and staffing. As just one example, these stakeholders partnered to quickly implement enhancements in response to COVID to protect passenger health, safety, and security – and continued adapting. As passengers increasingly return to international travel, we will need to continue that spirit of adaptation and innovation. This session will identify opportunities to increase technology and communication, cooperate between international governments with commensurate screening processes and standards, and implement process best practices to further enhance the future of international travel.