In recent weeks, lawmakers within and outside Washington have continued to raise concerns with federal security officials about the Transportation Security Administration‘s proposed Large Aircraft Security Program (LASP).
“I am concerned that the proposed rule, as written, could have a minimal impact on aviation security, prove overly burdensome to general aviation and result in real economic harm by hampering business operations and commerce,” wrote Senator Mark Pryor (D-AR) in a recently-released letter to Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano.
“While obviously security is, and must remain, TSA’s top priority, I believe that TSA must also attempt to work with those who will be impacted by new security measures to ensure that new measures do not impose unnecessary burdens,” wrote Rep. Harry Mitchell (D-5-AZ) in a letter of his own to DHS.
The City of Hot Springs, Arkansas, passed a resolution that marked concerns about LASP because general aviation is a “vital engine of growth in the City of Hot Springs economy.”
To review the letters: www.nbaa.org/lasp