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Airline chiefs say security must change

Volume and inconsistency are among concerns

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates — Airport security needs to undergo a radical overhaul or else passengers will become further disgruntled, lines will grow, and terminals will be overwhelmed, airline executives said Tuesday at a global aviation conference.

‘‘We simply can’t cope with the expected volume of passengers with the way things are today,’’ said Tony Tyler, director general and chief executive of the International Air Transport Association, the airlines’ trade group.

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