Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Kelonggaran Membawa Cecair ke dalam Pesawat


Kesatuan Eropah akan mula mumudahkan peraturan berkaitan cecair, aerosol dan gel kepada 28 ahli Negara Kesatuan Eropah (E.U) secara berperingkat bermula akhir Januari 2014 dan dijangka melupuskan terus peraturan tersebut menjelang 2016.

Pada 2009, Kesatuan Eropah sebelum ini ada menyatakan tentang peraturan berkenaan ini dilupuskan tetapi mereka memandangkan mesin-mesin untuk memeriksa beg bagasi untuk bahan cecair letupan masih belum diperolehi.

Buat masa ini, penumpang hanya dibenarkan membawa bahan cecair menaiki kapal terbang sekiranya ia disimpan di dalam bekas yang bersaiz tidak melebihi 100 mililiter dan dibungkus di dalam beg lutsinar.

Peraturan tersebut diwujudkan 3 tahun lalu selepas pihak berkuasa Britain berjaya membongkar sebuah plot untuk meletupkan beberapa buah kapal terbang oleh bahan cecair letupan yang ditemui di dalam beberapa tin minuman ringan yang diseludup masuk ke dalam kapal terbang.

Peraturan itu melarang penumpang membawa minuman wain bersaiz besar atau botol-botol minyak wangi semasa menaiki kapal terbang.

Implikasi dari peraturan ini menyebabkan masa tambahan yang diperuntukkan untuk pemeriksaan telah memanjangkan barisan di bahagian pemeriksaan keselamatan di kebanyakan lapangan terbang.

Rujuk notis larangan melalui website MAS : http://www.malaysiaairlines.com/content/dam/mas/master/en/pdf/book-plan/LAG-FAQ-21_MAY_2007.pdf

Copy from The New York Times :

The European Union will begin lifting restrictions on liquids, aerosols and gels at airports in its 28 member countries in phases, beginning in January, with the goal of completely eliminating the ban by January 2016. “What is happening in January is a small first step,” Dale Kidd, press officer for Transport at the European Commission in Brussels, said in a telephone interview.

The initial change will affect only passengers transferring at European Union airports. After Jan. 31, passengers can transfer with liquids, including duty-free bottles, purchased at airports or on aircraft outside the union. The liquids will be allowed on aircraft if they are sealed in special duty-free bags and subject to screening using new liquid explosive detection equipment.

“Currently, the bottles are seized, even if they are in duty-free bags,” Mr. Kidd said. If the first phase proves effective, detection machines will be used to screen all liquids, ultimately replacing restrictions completely. “But nothing is changing for small containers,” he said. Passengers will continue to be able to bring small (up to 100 milliliters, or 3.4 ounces) containers in a one-liter resealable plastic bag, and any liquids needed during the trip for medical or special dietary requirements, like baby food.

The Association for Airline Passenger Rights, a nonprofit advocacy group, has said it would like the United States to follow the European Union’s actions. The current policy “makes us feel safer, but it is not actually doing anything to make us safer,” said Brandon M. Macsata, executive director of the association. “Ending the ban would allow the agency to focus on more pressing potential security threats.”

Henry H. Harteveldt, a travel industry analyst for the consulting firm Hudson Crossing, said the United States government is taking a cautious approach for now and may wait until changes in Europe and possibly elsewhere have been implemented before responding. “I think in this case, the T.S.A. is happy to be the laggard rather than the early adopter,” he said. “But there is a need for balance between security and common sense.” People will stop flying if it becomes too difficult, which will harm the economy, Mr. Harteveldt said. “But unfortunately, there are people out there who can do harm,” he said.

Ross Feinstein, press secretary for the T.S.A., said in a statement: “Developing technologies, in cooperation with our E.U, and international partners, that would ultimately allow the relaxation of limitations on liquids, aerosols and gels in carry-on bags remains a long-term goal.”

Sumber ;

The New York Times, 28th Nov 2013.
http://intransit.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/11/28/e-u-eases-rules-on-liquids-on-planes/?partner=rss&emc=rss&_r=2
Utusan Malaysia, 13 Oct 2009  :
http://www.utusan.com.my/utusan/info.asp?y=2009&dt=1013&pub=Utusan_Malaysia&sec=Luar_Negara&pg=lu_11.htm