According to Homeland Security
Secretary Michael Chertoff, the United States has reached an
agreement with the European Union on the sharing of Passenger Name
Records (PNRs) between Europe-based airlines and U.S. Customs and
Border Protection. Henceforth, U.S. Customs will be able to share
PNR data with other governmental counter-terrorism agencies, such
as the FBI. "I am also encouraged that the agreement will allow the
department to receive PNR data earlier," said Chertoff, "thus
increasing our ability to identify potential terrorists."
Ground was broken yesterday on a new
taxiway system at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. The new
paths will ease congestion by allowing planes to taxi around
runways instead of waiting to cross over them.