Airforwarders Association

The Airforwarders Association (AfA) is a global alliance of indirect air carriers, cargo airlines and affiliated businesses. The association represents member companies, ranging from small businesses to those with over 1,000 people, dedicated to moving cargo throughout the supply chain.

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TSA AVIATION SECURITY ADVISORY COMMITTEE APPOINTS AIRFORWARDERS ASSOCIATION TO REPRESENT INDUSTRY CONCERNS


Airforwarders Association’s Brandon Fried to sit on the TSA’s Aviation Security Advisory Committee

Washington, US, Thursday 22nd September 2022: The Airforwarders Association (AfA) is to advise the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) on the commercial concerns and requirements of US freight forwarders as it enters the second year of its two-year term on the TSA’s Aviation Security Advisory Committee (ASAC).

“I am honored to continue participating on this important federal advisory committee, especially assisting TSA in implementing its Air Cargo Security Roadmap to secure the air cargo system throughout the next five years,” said Brandon Fried, Executive Director, AfA.

“Twenty-one years have elapsed since the 9/11 attacks, and the Airforwarders Association, with the Indirect Air Carrier community, remain committed to responding to new and emerging threats to aviation, while still ensuring the efficient flow of commerce.”

ASAC is a statutory committee that furthers TSA’s security mission through consultation with key partners on aviation security matters, including the development, refinement, and implementation of policies, programs, rulemaking, and security directives pertaining to aviation security.

AfA’s presence on ASAC underlines its influence and political sway, representing the interest of the US air freight forwarding community as key security decisions are debated.

“US security is always at a premium, but it is vital for AfA to be the voice for the US air freight forwarder as commercial reality must form part of any security policy,” said Fried.

The ASAC was initially established in 1989 following the bombing of Pan American World Airways Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland.

About Airforwarders Association

The Airforwarders Association (AfA) represents more than 200 member companies dedicated to moving cargo throughout the supply chain.

The association’s members range from small businesses with fewer than 20 employees to large companies employing more than 1,000 people and business models varying from domestic to worldwide freight forwarding operations.

In short, they are the travel agents for freight shipments, moving cargo in the timeliest and most cost-efficient manner whether it is carried on aircraft, truck, rail or ship. For more information, visit the association’s website at www.airforwarders.org.


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TSA AVIATION SECURITY ADVISORY COMMITTEE APPOINTS AIRFORWARDERS ASSOCIATION TO REPRESENT INDUSTRY CONCERNS

Airforwarders Association’s Brandon Fried to sit on the TSA’s Aviation Security Advisory Committee

Washington, US, Thursday 22nd September 2022: The Airforwarders Association (AfA) is to advise the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) on the commercial concerns and requirements of US freight forwarders as it enters the second year of its two-year term on the TSA’s Aviation Security Advisory Committee (ASAC).

“I am honored to continue participating on this important federal advisory committee, especially assisting TSA in implementing its Air Cargo Security Roadmap to secure the air cargo system throughout the next five years,” said Brandon Fried, Executive Director, AfA.

“Twenty-one years have elapsed since the 9/11 attacks, and the Airforwarders Association, with the Indirect Air Carrier community, remain committed to responding to new and emerging threats to aviation, while still ensuring the efficient flow of commerce.”

ASAC is a statutory committee that furthers TSA’s security mission through consultation with key partners on aviation security matters, including the development, refinement, and implementation of policies, programs, rulemaking, and security directives pertaining to aviation security.

AfA’s presence on ASAC underlines its influence and political sway, representing the interest of the US air freight forwarding community as key security decisions are debated.

“US security is always at a premium, but it is vital for AfA to be the voice for the US air freight forwarder as commercial reality must form part of any security policy,” said Fried.

The ASAC was initially established in 1989 following the bombing of Pan American World Airways Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland.

About Airforwarders Association

The Airforwarders Association (AfA) represents more than 200 member companies dedicated to moving cargo throughout the supply chain.

The association’s members range from small businesses with fewer than 20 employees to large companies employing more than 1,000 people and business models varying from domestic to worldwide freight forwarding operations.

In short, they are the travel agents for freight shipments, moving cargo in the timeliest and most cost-efficient manner whether it is carried on aircraft, truck, rail or ship. For more information, visit the association’s website at www.airforwarders.org.