Six aviation associations–NBAA, AOPA, NATA, GAMA, EAA and HAI–in a joint letter asked TSA Administrator John Pistole for his agency to “work with industry to minimize the impact of temporary flight restrictions (TFR) created to support presidential travel on general aviation businesses.” The associations note that this is a continuing issue, “And we believe that we a
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Oviv Security Technologies is demonstrating an enhanced version of its Sentinel 100L aircraft security system here at the EBACE show, with displays both inside (Stand 1859) and on the static display. The French company launched the Sentinel 100L in 2008 as a ruggedized, self-contained system secured to the landing gear that requires no retrofit or modification of the aircraft.
Brian Delauter, a former airline pilot with impeccable general aviation (GA) credentials, will leave his post as TSA general manager for GA effective Monday. AOPA president Craig Fuller said Delauter’s leadership will be missed now that he has decided to return to the private sector.
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The line between garden-variety criminals and international terrorists has become blurred worldwide, as the two groups become increasingly comfortable working together, although not necessarily toward the same ends.
Sam Harris, CEO of V1 Analytical Solutions, told participants in an NBAA security webinar last month that 12 of 28 groups classified by the U.S. government as terrorists are actively engaged in drug trafficking.
When it comes to love/hate relationships, Congressman John Mica seems to have a hate/hate relationship with the Transportation Security Administration. The Republican chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee makes no secret of his desire to rid TSA of its nearly 50,000 transportation security officers (aka screeners).
Two long-time pilot members of Congress have successfully amended the pending House FAA reauthorization bill to preserve the Block Aircraft Registration Request (Barr) program. Rep. Sam Graves (R-Mo.), co-chairman of the House of Representatives General Aviation Caucus, and Rep.
The FAA proposed on Friday to severely limit participation in the Block Aircraft Registration Request (Barr) program by requiring those who want their aircraft data blocked when conducting IFR flights in the U.S.
The manager of Washington, D.C.’s South Capitol Street Heliport (09W) said he is optimistic that the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) will approve a plan that complies with security requirements which will permit the reopening of the facility to corporate traffic.