NBAA's Carr To Testify On TSA Screening Of Foreign Flight Students | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Airborne Unlimited -- Recent Daily Episodes

Episode Date

AMA Drone Report

Airborne-Monday

Airborne-Tuesday

Airborne-Wednesday

Airborne-Thursday

Airborne-Friday

Airborne On ANN

ADR 02.20.17

Airborne 02.20.17

Airborne 02.21.17

Airborne 02.22.17

Airborne 02.23.17

Airborne 02.24.17

Airborne-HD On YouTube

ADR 02.20.17

Airborne 02.20.17

Airborne 02.21.17

Airborne 02.22.17

Airborne 02.23.17

Airborne 02.24.17

Wed, Jul 18, 2012

NBAA's Carr To Testify On TSA Screening Of Foreign Flight Students

Hearing To Be Held Wednesday On Capitol Hill

A House Committee on Homeland Security subcommittee will hold a hearing Wednesday morning regarding the process used by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to screen student pilot candidates from other countries. The Government Accountability Office has conducted a review of TSA's performance, and identified some challenges the agency faces with maintaining security over flight schools that train foreign citizens in the United States.

In a statement on the committee website, Subcommittee Chair Rep. Mike Rogers (R-AL) (pictured) said: "Created in direct response to 9/11, TSA's Alien Flight Student Program (AFSP) is meant to ensure that terrorists can never again exploit holes in our vetting and information sharing processes for training foreign nationals at flight schools in the U.S. Unfortunately, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) recently uncovered weaknesses in the AFSP which call into question the TSA's effectiveness at making sure foreign nationals’ training at U.S. flight schools do not pose a security threat. It is disturbing to learn we could still be vulnerable to the same actions the 9/11 hijackers took over a decade ago. This hearing will examine the findings and recommendations in GAO's new report."

NBAA Vice President, Safety, Security, Operations & Regulation Doug Carr will speak at the hearing, titled "A Decade After 9/11 Could American Flight Schools Still Unknowingly Be Training Terrorists?" Carr will address the observations the business aviation community has had with the program, and offer recommendations for bringing further clarity and consistency to it. NBAA also views the hearing as an opportunity to educate committee lawmakers about the host of measures implemented throughout the general aviation community to harden the industry from terrorist threats, many of which have been the direct result of cooperation between the industry and TSA.

"It's been a few years since NBAA has had the chance to speak before this committee," Carr noted. "We want to remind lawmakers how the general aviation industry has worked with TSA to continually enhance security, including through the implementation of voluntary measures and guidelines to address situations absent a government directive."

In the years since Sept. 11, 2001, the general aviation industry has worked closely with the TSA on a number of security measures, including the DCA Access Standard Security Program that allows certain general aviation aircraft to utilize Reagan National Airport (DCA). The association and its Members have also been very engaged with TSA officials in that agency’s work on a Large Aircraft Security Proposal for the general aviation community.

Additionally, NBAA has partnered with the DHS and TSA in developing effective and efficient general aviation security measures, resulting in a host of best practices for business aviation security to assist operators with both complying with TSA regulations, as well as maintaining safe and secure operations as a whole.

FMI: www.nbaa.org

Advertisement

More News

Counting Down! ANN's Infamous April 1st Edition's Just Around The Corner!

Get Your Wacky Ideas In NOW! ANN E-I-C Note: Folks... we gotta warn you... our Annual April 1st Editions are LEGENDARY -- and this WILL be our best April 1st Edition yet. Based on >[...]

Airborne 02.24.17: RV-10 Suit Dismissed, 2016 GA Sales, Red Tail Legacy

Also: Falcon 9 Landing, TFR Busts, Denton Airshow, QF-16, Treasure Coast, 'Fly Safe' Campaign, Juno Mission When the news first came out, in 2015, that Van's Aircraft was sued for >[...]

Sun 'N Fun To Host Massive Gathering Of P-51 Mustangs

Expected To Be The Largest Assembly Of P-51s In A Decade Or More It is being billed as possibly the largest gathering of P-51 Mustangs in a decade or more ... on Wednesday, April 5>[...]

DJI Hints At A New Drone, Reveals Details Early

Industry WAS Speculating What The Drone Giant May Be Bringing To Market Next Generating buzz is good marketing, and DJI was doing so with a Tweet announcing new products for the Mo>[...]

Klyde Morris (02.27.17)

Klyde Is Amazed By All The Ways NASA Info Gets Interpreted FMI: www.klydemorris.com>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2017 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC