Accidents, Safety, Security and Training » Security

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

November 29, 2006 - 5:04am

Despite the fact that the UK, at least, has been enforcing the security rules of European Union Framework Regulation 2320 since it was first published in September 2002–a policy that has been hampering business aviation with some cumbersome and ambiguous security screening procedures–there still seems to be disagreement over whether this is actually an adopted and enforceable rule or merely a proposal up for comment.

November 28, 2006 - 8:17am

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has relaxed restrictions on operations by aircraft that are U.S.-registered but considered to be foreign owned. The new Part 375 rule was introduced last month in response to a petition by the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA). The DOT has revised its previously held view that even if an aircraft is registered in the U. S., if the owner is not a U.S.

November 28, 2006 - 8:14am

The U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has urged aircraft and airport owners and operators to be very vigilant in the wake of an apparent terrorist threat to business aircraft.

November 22, 2006 - 5:31am

The Transportation Security Administration on Thursday issued an advisory urging private jet owners and general aviation airports to review security measures after a message was posted in Arabic on a Web forum on April 13 urging all Muslims to destroy American business jets “usually used by distinguished (people) and businessmen.” The message advised how to identify U.S.

November 13, 2006 - 11:21am

The Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004 provides that by Jan. 1, 2008, U.S. citizens and nonimmigrant aliens may enter the U.S. only with passports or such alternative documents as the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) designates as satisfactorily establishing identity and citizenship.

November 13, 2006 - 10:37am

Business Jet Center (BJC), a Dallas Love Field FBO, is now authorized by the Transportation Security Administration as a gateway for general aviation flights into Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA).

November 13, 2006 - 9:54am

NBAA has received reports of changes to customs clearance procedures at some airports for international general aviation aircraft arrivals. In Los Angeles, for the time being, aircraft that have heretofore cleared U.S. Customs and Border Protection at Van Nuys Airport, Bob Hope Airport in Burbank and Long Beach Airport must now clear customs at Los Angeles International Airport, according to a customs official.

November 7, 2006 - 11:40am

Pilots busting the Washington, D.C. air defense identification zone (ADIZ) will now find a helicopter of a different color off their wing to escort them out of the area and into a nearby airport for questioning. The Coast Guard’s orange-and-white HH-65C Dolphins have replaced the Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) black-and-gold Black Hawks.

November 7, 2006 - 7:57am

A Cessna Citation VI owned by a prominent Irish businessman was caught up in a major drug bust on September 26, when Belgian police impounded the aircraft at Kortrijk-Wevelgem Airport and arrested its crew. More than 110 pounds of heroin (valued at $13 million) was seized as an undisclosed passenger tried to board the jet at Kortrijk, which is close to the border with France.

November 6, 2006 - 11:17am

A Cessna Citation VI owned by a prominent Irish businessman was caught up in a major drug bust on September 26, when Belgian police impounded the aircraft at Kortrijk-Wevelgem Airport and arrested its crew. More than 110 pounds of heroin (valued at $13 million) was seized as an undisclosed passenger tried to board the jet at Kortrijk, which is close to the border with France.

 
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