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MEDIA ADVISORY: The International Air Transport Association (IATA) to Present a Blueprint for Improved Aviation Security

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NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--

You are cordially invited to a press briefing hosted by Tony Tyler, IATA Director General and CEO and Dave Barger, JetBlue Airways CEO and President on 30 October 2012 at 1:30PM. The press briefing will be held at the Marriott Brooklyn Bridge hotel, where the IATA AVSEC conference, risk and regulation - striking the right balance, will be held.

With the backdrop of ever increasing passenger numbers as per the just released IATA's passenger forecast, Mr. Tyler will address the need to find a way to get people through security faster and with less hassle-with no compromise on effectiveness. Mr. Tyler will discuss the Checkpoint of the Future roadmap to evolve airport passenger security screening to a more sustainable, efficient and effective process that leverages new technologies.

Accredited journalists will be permitted to attend all sessions of the AVSEC Conference, in addition to the morning keynote speeches on 30 October.

Confirmed speakers include IATA Director General and CEO Tony Tyler, Secretary of the Dept. of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano, Transportation Security Administrator John Pistole, and JetBlue Airways CEO and President Dave Barger. The full program for the event can be found at: http://www.iata.org/events/Documents/aw2012-program-final.pdf

Registration to the event is a prerequisite for attending any of the functions. For more information or to register, please contact Perry Flint, IATA's Head of Corporate Communications, The Americas at flintp@iata.org

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What:   Press briefing with Tony Tyler, IATA Director General and CEO and Dave Barger, JetBlue Airways CEO and President
 
When: Tuesday 30 October at 1:30 PM
 
Where: New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge, 333 Adams Street · Brooklyn, New York
 
Information and RSVP:

Perry Flint, IATA's Head of Corporate Communications at flintp@iata.org

IATA
Perry Flint, 202-297-7464
Head of Corporate Communications
flintp@iata.org

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