Congressman John Mica keeps ratcheting up his war against the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), which he shoulders the blame for creating in the aftermath of 9/11. And judging from anti-TSA sentiments at the recent National Air Transportation Association Air Charter Summit, he probably can enlist a lot of spearchuckers to help win the battle.
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A survey mandated by Congress could lead to a grant program for security enhancements at general aviation airports. But AOPA cautioned the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) that the results of the survey should be used for the allocation of funding, not the imposition of requirements.
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.
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced January 13 that it is launching its General Aviation Airports Vulnerability Assessment as mandated by a congressional law.
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to establish requirements for FAA-certified repair stations to adopt and implement a standard security program and to comply with TSA security directives.
The proposed rule would promulgate security requirements for maintenance and repair work conducted on aircraft and aircraft components at domestic and foreign repair stations.
November 18 has been set as the day the House Committee on Homeland Security will take up the issue of repair station security. It is part of a Congressional review of the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) proposed repair station security rule currently being reviewed by the Office of Management and Budget.
A bipartisan group of congressmen has introduced a bill that would modify the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) authority to issue security directives (SD) without notice or public input.
Yesterday, at a hearing held by the House Subcommittee on Transportation Security and Infrastructure Protection, general aviation proponents had an opportunity to express their concerns about Transportation Security Administration (TSA) rules proposals and security directives.
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.
The Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Inspector General released a report on “TSA’s Role in General Aviation Security” that concludes: “We determined that general aviation presents only limited and mostly hypothetical threats to security.” The report notes that while the TSA’s Office of Intelligence (OI) “has identified several organizations that have shown an interest in using GA to obtain flight training or to launch attacks…it ha