APEX calls for hold on electronics ban expansion to Europe

The Airline Passenger Experience Association (APEX) has called for a hold on the electronics ban expansion to Europe amid a biometrics workshop with major airlines and the US Department of Homeland Security (US DHS) Customs and Border Protection (CBP), the association said.

Speaking with more than 60 airlines at the Aviation Festival Americas, APEX CEO Joe Leader suggested “green listing” passengers as cleared to carry electronics on restricted routes through the biometric facial recognition initiative being put forward by the US DHS CBP in place of the electronics ban.

APEX sounded the alarm in March when the airline electronics ban started, and warned that it could easily spread.

Results from APEX´s Global Passenger Survey, released last year, show airline passengers frequently bring their personal electronics devices on-board aircraft for use in-flight.

APEX is a non-profit international airline trade association that encompasses a network of businesses and professionals committed to providing a world-class airline experience for passengers around the globe.