APEX requests solutions to electronics ban

Airline Passenger Experience Association (APEX), an international airline trade association, called for immediate government-approved security solutions for the airline electronics ban announced this week by the United States and United Kingdom, the association said.

APEX has directly engaged key US and UK government officials on a solutions-oriented approach to make aircraft more secure and prevent the spread of the electronics ban.

International Air Transport Association (IATA) calculations indicate 393 flights per week impacted by the electronics ban. By APEX load-factor calculations, this translates into more than three million affected airline passengers per year. With airline and government coordination, APEX believes that solutions may be rapidly implemented by airlines to further increase security and allow personal electronics on-board.

In APEX´s global survey released last year, airline passengers frequently bring their personal electronics devices on-board aircraft for use in-flight.

APEX, a non-profit organization, works to strengthen the airline industry and enable business opportunities through education, innovation, networking, and recognition. It operates globally with staff offices based in Atlanta, Beijing, Chicago, London, Montreal, New York, Southern California, Santiago, and Washington.