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News and information about crew, passenger, aircraft and airport security issues.

February 28, 2011 - 4:05am

Transportation Security Administration general aviation manager Brian Delauter told attendees at the National Air Transportation Associationπs FBO Leadership Conference early last month that he hopes the newest version of the Large Aircraft Security Program (Lasp) will be ready for release in early April.

February 11, 2011 - 11:00am

Speaking at the National Air Transportation Association's FBO Leadership Conference this week in Savannah, Ga., Transportation Security Administration general aviation manager Brian Delauter told attendees that he hopes the new iteration of the Large Aircraft Security Program (Lasp) will be ready for release within the next 60 days.

January 31, 2011 - 8:00am

An article in The Atlantic magazine alleging that general aviation security is lax to nonexistent prompted an outcry from GA organizations last month.

December 16, 2010 - 11:03am

The Quebec Human Rights Tribunal has ordered Bombardier to pay a Pakistani-born Canadian citizen more than $319,000 for denying him Challenger 604 flight training in 2004, after U.S. authorities identified him as a “threat to aviation or national security.” In its ruling, the tribunal deemed Javed Latif a victim of discrimination based on his ethnic and national origin.

December 14, 2010 - 11:46am

Reacting to news reports that the FAA has missing data on nearly 120,000 of the nation’s 357,000 registered airplanes, retiring Sen. Byron Dorgan (D-N.D.), chairman of the Senate aviation subcommittee, is recommending holding congressional hearings. In 2007 and 2008, the agency warned that the problem was causing loopholes that terrorists, drug traffickers and other criminals might exploit.

December 8, 2010 - 3:56am

Blue Green Technology (BGT) has appointed Dubai's Alpha Global Industries (AGI) as the exclusive agent for BGT's Vigiplane aircraft security system in the Middle East and Africa. The companies signed the agreement at MEBA yesterday.

November 12, 2010 - 8:53am
Authorities discovered one of two explosive devices on October 29 at the FedE...

The air freight industry needs to quickly adopt the more sophisticated and holistic approaches to security already introduced in the maritime cargo sector, according to Neil Fisher, vice president of Global Security Solutions with IT group Unisys.

November 11, 2010 - 11:09am

A six-year-old Australian law that requires international operators of jet aircraft exceeding 12,500 pounds mtow to have a Transport Security Program (TSP) has received new attention from NBAA in recent days. That nation’s Aviation Transport Security Act stipulates a penalty of more than Aus $20,000 if an operator, which includes charter and some privately flown jets, flies in “air service” without a TSP.

October 28, 2010 - 7:53am

A California congressman has picked up the cudgel in the mistaken detention at gunpoint of John and Martha King of King Schools on August 28, and the incident prompted him to join the House GA Caucus.

October 26, 2010 - 12:09pm

The European Helicopter Safety Implementation Team (EHSIT) has released a 22-page “training leaflet” aimed at making helicopter pilots more aware of those hazards identified as major causes of accidents in Europe, specifically degraded visual environment, vortex ring state, loss of tail-rotor effectiveness and static and dynamic rollove