The EU could follow the US's security and anti-terrorism legislation and store the personal information of airline passengers for up to 13 years. 

The 19 pieces of information that would be stored include telephone numbers and E-mail addresses.
Should the proposal, which is being presented today by the EU's justice commissioner, be approved airlines would hand over passenger information to police before any glights.
This would then be scrutinised and a risk assessment of passengers carried out to determine if there are any high-risk passengers on a flight.