Warning that TFRs should be expected for any Presidential and Vice Presidential visits, NBAA is encouraging its members to monitor media reports of planned VIP events to assist in long-range planning.
General aviation organizations have been working with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) this summer to develop security recommendations for GA airports of all sizes, and a report is expected to be issued near the end of this month.
Tax-cut legislation proposed by President Bush was passed by Congress at the end of May and was subsequently signed into law by the President. The bill gave the Administration about half of what was desired–$350 billion in cuts versus $726 billion. Whether the legislation will give a boost to the economy remains to be seen.
The Transportation Security Administration’s previously announced plans to require all operators of aircraft with an mtow of more than 12,500 pounds to adhere to the TSA’s large aircraft security program is back at the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review.
The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) said its efforts to reopen Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) to on-demand air charter flights are beginning to show signs of success.
Calling September 11 the dividing line between our nation’s approach to aviation security on a “relatively peacetime” footing and the new “wartime environment,” FAA Administrator Jane Garvey is urging continued support for both the new Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and the FAA, which will continue to be responsible for air traffic security, the safety and integrity of aircraft and the oversight of flight-crew training.
Air Security International (Booth No. 2636) has been in the business of aviation security for 12 years, and according to ASI president Israel “Issy” Boim, globalization, combined with the threat of terrorism and other threats, has made his company’s services more vital than ever.
The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) expects to sign an agreement with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) as early as this week to help TSA certify independent third-party finger-printers.
According to NATA president Jim Coyne, TSA accepted NATA’s recommendations and sent the agreement back to the association yesterday. Although NATA had not yet looked it over, Coyne foresees little difficulty in signing.
From his Paris office thousands of miles away François Lureau was as horrified by what he saw on September 11 as the millions of Americans who watched on television in stunned disbelief. But unlike most Americans, as the CEO of a multinational aerospace and defense company, Lureau was in a unique position to do something about the terrorist attacks–or at least to help ensure that nothing like it ever happened again.
General aviation will have to wait until later this month to learn how it might be affected by the aviation security bill signed November 19 by President Bush in a ceremony at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA). Ironically, or perhaps symbolically, DCA remains closed to all Part 91 and Part 135 operations.