The Air Transport Assn. has reacted strongly to a proposal by House Aviation Subcommittee Chairman John Mica (R-Fla.) to double the $2.50-per-segment federal security fee in order to fund the purchase and installation of explosive detection systems for in-line baggage screening at 64 US airports and install reveal technology at a further 376 airports over the next three years. In return, Mica would repeal the Aviation Security Infrastructure Fee, which would save US airlines $945 million ...

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