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US issues revised security directive to airlines worldwide

Directive includes technical adjustments, agency officials said, declining to release the text

David Shepardson | Reuters 

The US Department of Homeland Security has issued a revised directive to airlines around the world in response to requests that it clarify aviation security measures scheduled to begin taking effect next week, the agency said. “This clarifying update will strengthen global aviation security and is a testament to our shared commitment to raising the baseline," said James Gregory, a spokesman for the US Transportation Security Administration, which is part of the DHS. An airline official briefed on the matter said the directive gives airlines more flexibility and ...

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First Published: Sun, July 16 2017. 01:07 IST