Sat, May 30, 2009
Aero-News: Quote of the Day
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Aero-News Quote of the Day
"The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has
addressed some of the immediate, top-level concerns raised by NBAA
and other general aviation groups about how the TSA's 'badging'
program would be implemented and what impact it might have on
security and safety. The Agency's willingness to address our most
pressing concerns gives us optimism that, over time, TSA officials
will remain ready to discuss additional, unforeseen and unexpected
effects of the program so that it does not become an impediment to
operations. As NBAA Members know, the Association has long believed
that the overall 'badging' security requirement is overly broad and
ill-suited to the unique operating needs of business aviation, so
we will continue working with the Agency to address our ongoing
Source: The NBAA, after the issuance
of a new security directive by the Transportation Security
Administration, which modifies security protocols for transient and
after-hours pilots flying into commercial-service airports.
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