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Press Release ASAC Reappointment

Press Release

May 22, 2015

AfA Chief Reappointed to Key Homeland Security Advisory Committee

(WASHINGTON) - Airforwarders Association Executive Director Brandon Fried has been reappointed to another two year term on the Aviation Security Advisory Committee (ASAC) of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

The reappointment was made in a letter this week to Fried from TSA’s Acting Administrator, Melvin Carraway.  Fried has served on the committee since 2006.

ASAC’s mission is to examine areas of civil aviation security with the aim of developing recommendations for the improvement of civil aviation security methods, equipment, and procedures. Fried will continue to officially represent the viewpoints of Indirect Air Carriers, more commonly known as air freight forwarders, on ASAC and on its Air Cargo Subcommittee, which develops recommendations to the TSA Administrator concerning air cargo and other vital aviation matters.

“I am delighted that I will continue to have the opportunity to ensure the voices of freight forwarders are heard in ASAC’s deliberations on a variety of issues concerning the regulation of our industry, including the Air Cargo Advance Screening Pilot, the Known Shipper Management System and enabling the use of canines at government certified cargo screening facilities,” said Fried.

Fried also serves on the Commerce Department’s Committee on Supply Chain Competitiveness and the Commercial Operations Advisory Committee at U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

About the Airforwarders Association

The Airforwarders Association (AfA) represents more than 360 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


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