C5LOAD From United States of America, joined Sep 2008, 917 posts, RR: 0 Posted (5 years 5 months 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 2060 times:
Are cargo carriers subject to the same search criteria of the TSA as pax on airlines are? Do widebody airliners take pallets or "cans" of just cargo on pax flights. If they do, does the TSA go through it? It would seem to me that it would be easy to sneak an explosive into a piece of cargo, especially if it is buried and the cargo is loosely checked.
"But this airplane has 4 engines, it's an entirely different kind of flying! Altogether"
Cargo carriers are subject to TSA rules just like the pax carriers are. Cago gets screened before it's loaded, however it is not screened nearly as much as cargo on passenger planes. In order to ship cargo you have to be a "Known Shipper". If youre not, then youre cargo isn't going.
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Ha763 From United States of America, joined Jan 2003, 3707 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (5 years 5 months 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 1990 times:
Nothing here is sensitive security information and is publicly available on the TSA website.
Cargo carried on aircraft is subject to TSA regulations. 100% of cargo on narrow-body aircraft pax flights in the U.S. is already screened. 100% screening of all cargo on all pax flights starts in 2010. It is at 50% right now.
Most screening is done by the airlines. Some is done by Certified Cargo Screening Facilities (CCSF) under the Certified Cargo Screening Program (CCSP). The TSA is also available to screen cargo, mostly done by the K-9 teams.