Industrial Engineering

Another first for California

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INDUSTRIAL ENGINEER – VOLUME 41, NUMBER 4

America’s first independent cargo screening facility (ICSF) is located on Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). Mercury Air Cargo, a tenant at LAX already secured its certification including its 200.000-square-foot, on-airport air cargo handling facility to screen 50 percent of cargo on wide-body passenger aircraft. Under the new guidelines by Transportation Security Administration (TSA), Mercury will handle more than 1,8 million tons of arriving and departing freight and mail in a secured environment while also keeping all operations within’ the airport’s security perimeter. David Herbst, the executive vice president of the Mercury Air Group Inc. also hope that others choose to create their own ICSF in order to increase the safety of air commerce.