NBAA: TSA Action Is A Positive Step | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

** Airborne 07.21.14--CLICK HERE! ** HD iPad-Friendly Version--Airborne 07.21.14 **
** Airborne 07.18.14--CLICK HERE! ** HD iPad-Friendly Version--Airborne 07.18.14 **
** Airborne 07.16.14--CLICK HERE! ** HD iPad-Friendly Version--Airborne 07.16.14 **

Sat, Feb 12, 2005

NBAA: TSA Action Is A Positive Step

Association Applauds TSA Action To Reopen DC-3

The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) issued a statement on Friday welcoming a ruling from the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) that re-opens three general aviation airports in the Washington region to "transient" aircraft, which are aircraft based outside the Washington, DC, area.

"NBAA believes the TSA's ruling represents a positive step in restoring access to the Washington region for general aviation aircraft operators," said NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen. "In lifting the restrictions at the airports, TSA has recognized that security protections for general aviation must take economic considerations and personal liberties into account. NBAA will continue working with TSA to develop an even more streamlined and manageable set of general aviation security requirements that apply to airports and airspace in Washington and across the country."

The airports affected by TSA's ruling are located in Maryland, and include College Park Airport (CGS), Potomac Airfield (VKX), and Washington Executive/Hyde Field (W32). The facilities were closed to all aircraft traffic following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. In February 2002, the airports were reopened only to aircraft based at the three airfields.

The TSA's rule, issued Thursday and effective February 13, requires enhanced security procedures for pilots of transient aircraft that are already in place for pilots based at the airports. The security measures include, but are not limited to, background checks, fingerprint tests, criminal history checks, aircraft registration, and submission of flight plans.

(Ed: The sole TFR in today's edition, below, implements the TSA ruling. - JJ)

FMI: www.nbaa.org

Advertisement

More News

NBAA Establishes New Weather Subcommittee

FAA Officials On Hand For The Announcement Of The Group NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen on Monday announced the formation of a new NBAA group focused on improvements in aviation we>[...]

U.S. House Hearing Will Examine State Of U.S. Aviation Manufacturing

Witness List Includes AEA's Blakey, GAMA's Bunce The Aviation Subcommittee of the U.S. House Transportation Committee, chaired by Congressman Frank LoBiondo (R-NJ), will hold a hea>[...]

ANN's 'Who's Who' At Oshkosh: Katherine Tryon

Introducing Staff, Stringers, Videographers, And People Who Make It All Work Anyone who's ever been to Oshkosh knows that there are hundreds of events and activities as well as ten>[...]

Appeals Court Says FAA May Not Prevent Texas EquuSearch From Using Drones

Once Again, A Federal Judges Has Ruled That The FAA Cannot Stop The Use Of Commercial Drones Unless They Are Enforcing Published Regulations ... The FAA Has A Differing Opinion Ear>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (07.23.14)

Expert Craft Building or restoring your own airplane, or even considering a homebuilt project? This site allows you to keep a complete online log of your project, complete with not>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2014 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC