The Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA’s) Aviation Security Advisory Committee (ASAC) met earlier this month for the first time in nearly three years to receive updates on security programs affecting airports, cargo and general aviation.
According to a report from the National Business Aviation Association, the TSA indicated that the Large Aircraft Security Program (LASP) is undergoing revisions based on comments received to the docket and at public hearings. The agency expects to issue a supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking in early 2010 detailing the modifications.
The industry will have 60 days to review and submit comments on the new proposal.
The LASP, which would have required airline-like security for GA airplanes weighing 12,500 lbs. or more, has been opposed by all of aviation’s alphabet groups and received a tidal wave of negative comments during the first comment period.