An article in The Atlantic magazine alleging that general aviation security is lax to nonexistent prompted an outcry from GA organizations last month.
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The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has added three new gateway airports for general aviation flights headed for Washington’s Reagan National Airport (DCA). Screening under the DCA Access Standard Security Program (DASSP) will now take place at the Signature Flight Support FBOs at Newark Liberty (EWR), Louis Armstrong New Orleans International (MSY) and Jacksonville International (JAX) airports.
A senior member of both the House aviation subcommittee and Homeland Security Committee is urging the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to re-open Washington, D.C.’s South Capitol Street Heliport (09W) to civilian traffic. In a letter late last year to TSA administrator John Pistole, U.S. Rep.
The Transportation Security Administration confirmed to general aviation organizations that a new proposal for GA security will not target small airports. Instead, the plan is expected to concentrate on aircraft.
In the view of NBAA chairman Patrick Cunningham, members of Congress began to listen to business aviation when the industry talked about jobs in their constituents’ districts and “when we communicate to them that the average business aircraft is not necessarily a Gulfstream jet or a BBJ.” Many legislators were surprised to find that the average business aircraft is a King Air and may be supporting a medium-size company and it might be vital to
The NTSB has cast broad blame for the Aug. 8, 2009, fatal midair between a privately piloted Piper Lance departing Teterboro and a Liberty Helicopters Eurocopter AS350BA flying an air tour that killed nine over the Hudson River near Hoboken, N.J.
With yet another short-term extension of FAA funding, taxes and programs set to expire at the end of last month, AOPA, the General Aviation Manufacturers Association, the National Air Transportation Association and NBAA joined in an ad that appeared in Politico, a Capitol Hill newspaper, urging Congress to pass FAA reauthorization now.
On Tuesday, the NTSB spread broad blame for the fatal VFR midair between a privately piloted Piper Lance and an air tour Liberty Helicopters Eurocopter AS350BA. Nine people perished when the two aircraft collided over the Hudson River near Hoboken, N.J., on Aug. 8, 2009.
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.
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is interested in making it easier for corporate aircraft to use Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) and last month held a security summit with industry associations to discuss the issue. Five NBAA members that have overcome the many obstacles to flying into DCA also attended.