CAIRO: The security sector at EgyptAir has successfully passed the U.S.-based Transportation Security Administration (TSA) testing program, EgyptAir Holding Company Chairman Sherif Fathy told state-owned Al Ahram Thursday.
The four-day test was carried out at Cairo International Airport by a committee from the TSA, Fathy said, adding that “The committee praised the security measures adopted by the EgyptAir security sector.”
The committee reviewed security procedures applied on EgyptAir’s flights from Cairo to New York, including travel procedures at departure halls, luggage check-in in addition to procedures and training programs at the arrival halls, according to Fathy.
The Russian airliner that crashed over Sinai late Oct. has raised concerns about potential security loopholes in Egypt’s airports, after London and Moscow said that a bomb planted inside the cabin had caused the crash.
The TSA inspects the applicable security measures on flights of EgyptAir to New York twice a year, to ensure the safety and security onboard, head of EgyptAir security sector Tarek Zaky told Al Ahram.
This is the 24th time EgyptAir security sector passes the TSA testing program since it was first adopted in 2004, said Zaky.
On Dec., 19, EgyptAir Cargo company successfully passed the European Union test on security requirements for incoming air cargo EU ACC3, according to Youm7.