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O'Hare starts new security screening program for airline pilots

O'Hare starts new security screening program for airline pilots

Airline pilots passed through security checkpoints at O'Hare International Airport on Tuesday without being scanned for explosives and other prohibited items.

The change occurred under a new program intended to sharpen scrutiny of potential high-risk passengers and speed up screening lines. Expedited screening of some pre-approved passengers will be the next step as the government fine-tunes its response to an ever-changing security threat.

But for now the Transportation Security Administration implemented the Known Crewmember program in Terminals 1, 2 and 3 at O'Hare in a joint test with the Air Line Pilots Association International, the largest pilot union; and the Air...

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