TSA Names Acting GM for General Aviation

 - July 16, 2009, 10:56 AM

Brian Delauter, most recently the federal security director at Savannah (Ga.) International Airport, has been selected to serve as the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) acting general manager for the General Aviation Branch. According to the TSA, he has an extensive general aviation background and currently holds multiple FAA licenses, including commercial single-engine land, commercial multi-engine land, airline transport pilot and flight instructor–single-engine, multi-engine and instrument. Before joining the TSA, Delauter spent more than 15 years in the aviation community as a GA pilot and then as an airline pilot for Northwest Airlines. The TSA said he will use his extensive GA experience in government and private industry to lead the agency’s strategy to enhance security within the GA sector and reduce the risk of misuse of general aviation assets “by developing identification capabilities, including positive pilot and aircraft identification.”