Is the August 2010 deadline for 100 percent cargo screening feasible? The Transportation Security Administration and the air cargo sector remain skeptical. The U.S. Government Accountability Office recently examined progress and obstacles.
A federal court has ruled against a group of 19 airlines that claimed the U.S. government overcharged them for passenger screening. The lawsuit concerned fees for 2000, which the TSA said were $420 million. Airlines argued that the amount was actually $305 million. The court ruled that TSA’s figures were reasonable.