They have to provide their basic information, pay fee and give finger prints for the clearance. This helps in a thorough check up of their backgrounds and links (Riley, 2011).Apart from all the steps taken, there is a downside to this story as well. For example, with increasing strictness in security check, the public is growing more uneasy. Moreover, they are paying more for the security staff like TSA agents and their technology. Increase in cost of flying is repelling people to prefer road travel to air travel which can affect the air travel industry adversely.In 2001, the Aviation Security Biometric Working Group checked the use of biometrics in four different aviation security purpose; firstly, to identify the employees and making sure that access to secured areas within an airport is only restricted to authorize employees. Secondly, protecting public areas inside and around the airport, thirdly, to identify and verify passengers boarding aircraft, and lastly, identification of flight crew. In 2002, TSA signed the contract with International Biometric Group to examine the use of biometrics for automatic security within airports and issued traveler cards for passengers and to verify employees for access control in airports.Biometric Authentication System. For instance the ATSA, (Aviation and Transportation Security Act), which formed TSA and made compulsory many actions designed to increase aviation security which includes several conditions regarding the use of biometric system, such as perimeter security or access. American Airport Security Vs Japan Airport Security.
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