menu TSA blinks, is rewriting controversial proposals for business and small aircraft

The Transportation Security Administration is in the process of changing part of its Large Aircraft Security Program after spending much of April, May, and June listening to feedback from General Aviation leaders and others concerned about the controversial proposal. TSA officials received more than 7,000 comments opposing LASP.

Among other concerns over LASP, a prohibited items list, certain air marshal requirements, a third-party audit program, and no-fly lists. The measures would’ve applied to GA aircraft weighing more than 12,500 pounds, regardless of how they are used. Estimated cost of the program, partially underwritten by pilots and aircraft operators, was from $300,000 to $1.3 million per-year based on traffic volume.