WASHINGTON, October 16, 2018 – Airlines for America (A4A), the industry trade organization for the leading U.S. airlines, applauds the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) for their development of a Biometrics Roadmap, which includes plans for cooperation with Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to expand the use of biometric technologies into passenger screening checkpoints.
We appreciate TSA’s exploration of innovative biometric solutions — in partnership with our member airlines — that will improve the passenger travel experience from check-in, through screening and to the boarding gate.
Because the safety and security of airline passengers and employees is our highest priority, A4A and our member airlines are proud to work with the TSA on this important initiative. We look forward to TSA’s continued engagement with the industry on these issues.
Airlines for America (A4A) members are Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Atlas Air, Delta Air Lines, FedEx, Hawaiian Airlines, JetBlue Airways, Southwest Airlines, United Airlines and UPS. Air Canada is an associate member.
A4A advocates on behalf of the leading U.S. airlines, both passenger and cargo carriers. A4A works collaboratively with industry stakeholders, federal agencies, the Administration, Congress, labor and other groups to improve aviation for the traveling and shipping public.