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GA Groups Seek Input on TSA Proposal

February 05, 2009 — Four leading general aviation organizations have requested that the Transportation Security Administration establish a rulemaking committee to allow a more workable security plan than has been put forth in the agency’s Large Aircraft Security Program (LASP). 

A letter to TSA Acting Administrator Gale Rossides was signed by organization presidents Tom Poberezny of EAA; Craig Fuller, AOPA; Ed Bolen, NBAA; and Pete Bunce, GAMA. The presidents assert that such a work group “would allow industry and the TSA to work together on requirements that would simultaneously enhance security and facilitate GA operations.”

A rulemaking group would “provide a secure forum for stakeholder information sharing and the development of sensible and implementable measures,” the letter reads. “the proposals put forth in the LASP Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) will do little to improve general aviation security and will have disastrous consequences on the industry.”

The public comment period runs through February 27. To learn how you can submit a comment, visit the EAA Government Affairs website.

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