Airport security

February 24, 2010 - 8:24am

An official for the National Air Transportation Association said that of all the rules enacted in the name of air security, the Transportation Security Administration’s latest NPRM directed at maintenance centers isn’t as bad as some have been. “I have to give TSA credit where credit is due,” said Eric Byer, vice president of government and industry affairs the NATA.

February 22, 2010 - 7:00am

Following up on testimony before the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) said it is backing off from tougher security rules for general aviation that were first proposed in October 2008.

January 27, 2010 - 6:36am

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced January 13 that it is launching its General Aviation Airports Vulnerability Assessment as mandated by a congressional law.

December 29, 2009 - 10:35am

The proposed Large Aircraft Security Program (LASP), the target of controversy and ridicule since it was announced more than a year ago, will undergo more massaging before it is released as a supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking (SNPRM) “before the end of 2010.”

December 28, 2009 - 9:07am

While the business aviation community may have been hoping that the Transportation Security Administration’s controversial Large Aircraft Security Program (LASP) would go away, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano testified last month that the TSA plans to issue a supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking (SNPRM) “before the end of 2010.”

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.

September 29, 2009 - 11:04am

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is developing a supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking (SNPRM) for the Large Aircraft Security Program (LASP) that will incorporate feedback received from pilots, airport officials and others during the program’s initial public comment period.

July 28, 2009 - 11:40am

Rep. Charles Dent (R-Pa.) has introduced a bill that would require the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to negotiate with general aviation interests before promulgating security rules such as the controversial Large Aircraft Security Program (LASP).

June 29, 2009 - 11:16am

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) appears to be taking seriously the 7,000-plus submitted comments opposing the proposed large aircraft security program (LASP) regulations. John Sammon, TSA assistant administrator for transportation sector network management, soothed attendees at the NATA Air Charter Summit last month when he said, “We rely to a large extent on NATA members for developing operational solutions.

June 29, 2009 - 8:11am

General aviation operations present such a limited and hypothetical threat to security that the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) does not need to increase its regulatory oversight of general aviation, according to a report issued by the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Inspector General (OIG). The TSA is part of the DHS.

 
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