TSA Suspends Enforcement of Certificate Revocation

 - October 3, 2007, 10:16 AM

Pilots and mechanics have been waiting since December for the Transportation Security Administration to act on Congress’ directive to incorporate a plan for giving airmen and mechanics a third-party review option if they lose their license for alleged security reasons. Although there have been no reports of FAA certificates being pulled due to regulations adopted in January 2003, the TSA has decided to suspend enforcing the rule. The rule requires the FAA to suspend or revoke an airman certificate of any pilot or mechanic determined by the TSA “to pose a security threat.” There is no appeal process outside the TSA.