The Minister of Transport recently announced two new aviation security measures intended to address an immediate threat to aviation security. The Passenger Identification and Behaviour Observation Interim Order came into effect on January 26, 2011.
Passengers are not to be admitted to a sterile area beyond a screening checkpoint unless they have undergone identity screening. In the same interim order, the Minister has implemented a pilot project at YVR where the behaviour of passengers is monitored.
Here’s Looking at You
Previously, passengers were only required to show their boarding passes at security. Now the screening process will require production of acceptable identification, observation of the passengers’ entire faces to determine if they are 18 years or older and, for those …Keep reading