Kip Hawley

June 2, 2012 - 5:50am

Despite its unpopularity with business and general aviation, the Transportation Security Administration’s proposed Large Aircraft Security Program (Lasp) was created based on actual risks and intelligence, according to Kip Hawley, the agency’s chief from 2005 to 2009.

May 21, 2012 - 1:10pm
Former TSA chief Kip Hawley

The U.S. aviation security system is broken because of an “unhealthy” separation between the traveling public and the Transportation Security Administration, according to former TSA chief Kip Hawley. “There’s always been some separation and disconnect when the public looks at security measures,” he said.

May 8, 2012 - 4:07pm

The Transportation Security Administration’s proposed Large Aircraft Security Program (LASP) program, created in 2008, was based on actual risks and intelligence, Kip Hawley, the agency’s chief from 2005 to 2009, told AIN in an interview last week to promote his new book, Permanent Emergency: Inside the TSA and the Fight for the Future of American Security. “There was a real concern that a large business aviation aircraft would be used in attack,” he recalled.

April 28, 2010 - 8:35am

When the U.S. Senate passed its reauthorization bill for the Federal Aviation Administration in late March, the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) and a host of other general aviation groups breathed a little easier.

February 22, 2010 - 7:20am

Erroll Southers, the White House choice to head the leaderless Transportation Security Administration (TSA), withdrew his name from consideration on January 20, saying his nomination had been “obstructed by ideology.”

November 4, 2008 - 11:26am

NBAA and AOPA late last week sent a joint letter to the TSA asking the agency to double the 60-day comment window for the Large Aircraft Security Program proposal, which would cover all Part 91 operators flying aircraft with an mtow exceeding 12,500 pounds.

October 9, 2008 - 11:22am

The TSA today released a notice of proposed rulemaking for its Large Aircraft Security Program (LASP), which would require all U.S. operators of aircraft exceeding 12,500 pounds mtow to implement security programs that would be subject to compliance audits.

August 29, 2008 - 1:45pm

If you’ve ever suspected that the right hand doesn’t know what the left is doing in Washington, Congress and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) are doing little to dispel that notion.

July 30, 2008 - 6:37am

The Transportation Security Administration’s previously announced plans to require all operators of aircraft with an mtow of more than 12,500 pounds to adhere to the TSA’s large aircraft security program is back at the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review.

January 30, 2007 - 10:11am

Transportation Security Administration (TSA) boss Kip Hawley told a Senate panel that in addition to general aviation’s voluntary efforts to secure GA, the TSA was doing more screening of pilots and studying the “throw weight” of GA aircraft to determine the potential for causing harm. Currently, aircraft weighing 12,500 pounds or more used in scheduled or charter service must operate under the Twelve-Five Standard Security Program.

 
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