A team from the US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) arrived in Egypt on Sunday to inspect the safety procedures and the baggage area at Cairo airport.
The board conducted a lengthy meeting with security officials at Cairo International Airport as well as the Cairo Airport company, Egypt Air and airport employees.
The meeting discussed ways to monitor the safety procedures on board flights heading to John Kennedy Airport, New York, according to a press release.
The press release also asserted that a deal was made to maintain cooperation between the American and Egyptian counterparts in the inspection process, set to begin today.
Accordingly, Cairo International Airport was placed on high alert in preparation for the inspection. The alert includes all personnel and different sections within the airport. Ayman Abdel Fattah, vice head of security at Cairo Airport, will be accompanying the American security team during their inspection patrols in the airport halls and the baggage compartment.