Security

February 5, 2008 - 11:55am

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has launched a pilot project in cooperation with Signature Flight Support at Anchorage, Alaska, and Shannon, Ireland, to scan general aviation aircraft for potential nuclear hazards as they enter the U.S.

January 25, 2008 - 9:54am

The National Air Transportation Association developed a Transportation Security Administration-approved program in time to meet the April 1 deadline for completion of TSA-required fingerprinting and background checks of crewmembers of air-taxi operators flying aircraft with an mtow of 12,500 pounds or more.

January 25, 2008 - 9:54am

The National Air Transportation Association developed a Transportation Security Administration-approved program in time to meet the April 1 deadline for completion of TSA-required fingerprinting and background checks of crewmembers of air-taxi operators flying aircraft with an mtow of 12,500 pounds or more.

January 15, 2008 - 6:49am

The National Association of State Aviation Officials (NASAO) published a set of security recommendations for general aviation. The recommendations were written by a NASAO committee composed of the state government aviation directors in nine geographically diverse states.

January 15, 2008 - 6:14am

While the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and NBAA continue to work on a security protocol demonstration at New Jersey’s Teterboro Airport–which could become a nationwide blueprint for airport and airspace access–the agency is taking further steps to implement the Twelve-Five Standard Security Program (TFSSP).

January 14, 2008 - 6:54am

Authorities recently arrested two regional airline pilots for trying to carry weapons through security and onto their respective flights. The first incident occurred in Harrisburg, Pa., on December 29, when security screeners detected a lock-blade knife in the carry-on bag of a CRJ captain during an X-ray inspection.

January 11, 2008 - 10:36am

The structure of the Australian Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) will undergo a major overhaul as Minister for Transport and Regional Development John Anderson, who reports to the Parliament for its administration, responds to constant pressure from the aviation industry to improve the agency. However, the Australian industry is waiting to be convinced the new CASA structure will make it more efficient and accountable.

January 11, 2008 - 8:19am

The Transportation Security Administration’s revised final Private Charter Standard Security Program (PCSSP) released on New Year’s Eve removes the Global Express from inclusion in passenger and baggage screening requirements. At the same time, the revised program adds a minimum seating configuration that expands coverage to aircraft that wouldn’t have been covered solely under a weight determination.

January 11, 2008 - 6:24am

A new Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) requirement for the electronic transmission of passenger and crew manifests for both inbound and outbound flights on commercial aircraft was to have gone into effect on January 1. But the INS has delayed imposing fines for not complying with the advance passenger information system (APIS) to give the agency and U.S.

January 11, 2008 - 5:50am

Barely into the new year, aircraft owners and operators are opening letters from their insurance companies offering additional coverage for acts of terrorism.

 
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