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News and information about crew, passenger, aircraft and airport security issues.

March 9, 2010 - 10:16am

Final agreement over the way the European Union’s new “common basic standards for aviation security” are implemented in the UK will not be achieved by the existing April 29 deadline and could well be delayed at least until late June due to the country’s general election, which is widely expected to be held on May 6.

February 23, 2010 - 10:00am

It remains to be seen exactly what impact Thursday’s intentional crash of a single-engine Piper Dakota into an Austin, Texas IRS building will have on any new general aviation security restrictions. However, industry leaders quickly cautioned against overreaction.

February 9, 2010 - 12:08pm

Making good on testimony before the Senate Commerce Committee in December, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano has ordered the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to back off from tougher security rules for general aviation that were first proposed in October 2008.

February 4, 2010 - 9:56am

Suspicious activity over the last two weeks reported near critical infrastructure and helicopter bases serving the Gulf of Mexico’s oil and gas industry has prompted law enforcement agencies to issue a fresh security alert.

January 29, 2010 - 5:38am

A mobile handheld identification reader and requisite software introduced by 3M will give charter companies, general aviation and FBOs a method of validating and transmitting advance passenger information system (Apis) data for Customs and Border Protection passenger screening with forwarding to the Transportation Security Administration for vetting.

November 24, 2009 - 3:40am

The TSA on November 17 released a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to strengthen aircraft repair station security. The proposed regulation has been
in the works since 2003, when Congress ordered the agency to develop security requirements for repair facilities. The proposed regulation would require FAA-

October 27, 2009 - 9:59am

The pilots of the Northwest Airlines Flight 188 that overflew Minneapolis on October 21 told NTSB investigators that a distraction in the cockpit of their Airbus A320 led to the incident, not a “heated discussion,” as reported by the Safety Board last Thursday.

October 14, 2009 - 11:59am

St. Paul-based 3M has released a product to help general aviation operators comply with a new Customs and Border Protection (CBP) requirement that they provide passenger and aircraft data before all flights into or out of the U.S. Called the 3M Mobile Advance Passenger Information System (APIS) Solution, it consists of a mobile ID reader and client/server software.

October 14, 2009 - 11:56am

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) expects to issue a supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking for the Large Aircraft Security Program (LASP) early next year. It will incorporate feedback from pilots, airport officials and others received during the rulemaking’s initial public comment period in late 2008.

October 8, 2009 - 11:05am

While flight hours are down an estimated 20 to 30 percent from last year, business aviation accidents declined by nearly 50 percent during the first three quarters versus last year, according to statistics released yesterday by industry safety analyst Robert E. Breiling Associates of Boca Raton, Fla. In the first nine months, U.S.