On April 6, National Business Aviation Association President and CEO Ed Bolen continued his pressure on officials at the Transportation Security Administration, reiterating the organization’s concerns about the controversial Large Aircraft Security Program (LASP) proposal. LASP would overlay the airline security regime onto tens of thousands of businesses all across the country. If left unchanged, the plan would overwhelm small businesses in a time of economic crisis without providing a clear security benefit, Bolen told TSA officials. He said more work is needed to address a host of grievances on the issue.
Bolen also reminded the nation of the aviation industry’s strong security record, during an April 7 interview on National Public Radio’s Houston affiliate, KUHF-FM, during the station’s story on the general aviation community’s frustrations with the TSA and LASP.
In the interview, Bolen reminded NPR listeners: “We want to do our part to harden our industry against attack. We think every industry has that responsibility and we have a long track record or reaching out to the federal government, offering ideas, taking voluntary actions. So we’d like to work in partnership with them to get this done and hopefully we’ll be able to do that.”
Read the transcript of the interview or hear the audio at: www.nbaa.org/news/multimedia/podcasts