The Airforwarders Association (AfA) is to advise the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) on the commercial concerns and requirements of US freight forwarders as it enters the second year of its two-year term on the TSA’s Aviation Security Advisory Committee (ASAC).
“I am honored to continue participating on this important federal advisory committee, especially assisting TSA in implementing its Air Cargo Security Roadmap to secure the air cargo system throughout the next five years,” said Brandon Fried, Executive Director, AfA.
“Twenty-one years have elapsed since the 9/11 attacks, and the Airforwarders Association, with the Indirect Air Carrier community, remain committed to responding to new and emerging threats to aviation, while still ensuring the efficient flow of commerce.”
ASAC is a statutory committee that furthers TSA’s security mission through consultation with key partners on aviation security matters, including the development, refinement, and implementation of policies, programs, rulemaking, and security directives pertaining to aviation security.
AfA’s presence on ASAC underlines its influence and political sway, representing the interest of the US air freight forwarding community as key security decisions are debated.
“US security is always at a premium, but it is vital for AfA to be the voice for the US air freight forwarder as commercial reality must form part of any security policy,” said Fried.