Responsibility for new security measures should be spread through the supply chain, beginning with the manufacturer, IATA's CEO Giovanni Bisignani said.
New cargo measures would impact passenger airlines, as about 40% of air cargo is moved on ordinary aircraft, Bloomberg News said. Many airlines are only just returning to profitability after the financial crisis cut demand for air travel.
"It's another large fly in the ointment for the aviation
industry," John Strickland, a director of JLS Consulting Ltd, told Bloomberg News. "Cargo is important for airlines, especially for long-haul flights, so they can't just stop flying it."