Counter-terrorism

October 27, 2008 - 12:18pm

Here’s an estimate of the cost of compliance with the TSA’s proposed Large Aircraft Security Program:

• Estimated 10-year cost to the TSA to implement the LASP: $133.5 to $139.8 million.

• Estimated cost to industry to comply over 10 years: $1.4 billion

• Per-flight estimated cost: $44

• Annual compliance cost for newly regulated operators: $12,259 to $28,356

October 27, 2008 - 12:16pm

This TSA NPRM could have a profound effect on the American pilots who fly aircraft with an mtow of more than 12,500 pounds.

October 27, 2008 - 6:26am

The Transportation Security Administration was scheduled to publish in the Federal Register late last month a proposed set of regulations that, if enacted, will ground every general aviation aircraft with a maximum certified takeoff weight of more than 12,500 pounds.

October 14, 2008 - 11:37am

If the TSA was expecting the business aviation community to embrace its Large Aircraft Security Program proposal, issued on Thursday, it is in for a major reality check.

September 30, 2008 - 7:02am

Seven years after 9/11, general aviation is still vulnerable to acts of terrorism because of inaction by the White House, according to a report prepared by the Democratic staffs of the House Homeland Security and Foreign Affairs Committees.

August 11, 2008 - 6:47am

In testimony before Congress in June, Admiral James Loy, head of the Transportation Safety Administration (TSA), stated that 1,208 of the airport passenger security screeners employed by his agency had been recently dismissed after checks of their backgrounds revealed unsatisfactory personal histories, including major felonies.

July 30, 2008 - 11:10am

In a demonstration of how congressional mandates force lawmakers to come to grips with reality, the process of granting Part 145 repair station certificates to companies outside the U.S. has ground to a halt. Last August, Congress passed the “9/11 Recommendation Implementation Act of 2007,” part of which mandated that the TSA create new security rules for foreign repair stations.

July 28, 2008 - 12:19pm

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.

May 5, 2008 - 5:45am

Comments on the Transportation Security Administration’s Twelve-Five Standard Security Program (TFSSP), which details the proposed requirements to comply with the TSA’s security program mandate for Part 135 airplanes with an mtow of 12,500 lb or more, were due August 19, but that deadline likely will be extended to at least September 19.

April 23, 2008 - 6:26am

Air taxi operators are caught in a conundrum. Comments are due August 19 on the Transportation Security Administration’s draft standard security program (TFSSP) for air-taxi aircraft with a mtow of 12,500 lb or more (not more than 12,500 lb, as defined by FAR Part 25). However, obtaining a copy of the proposed TFSSP is not easy or quick.

 
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