The Transportation Security Administration is backing off a controversial plan to impose tough new security requirements on private planes and small airports, according to a report from NPR.
The report notes that in 2008, TSA said that as security on airliners got better, terrorists might see private planes as easier targets. So the agency proposed tighter security rules for general aviation.
The story notes:
“But the general aviation industry sent regulators thousands of complaints. Pilots and airport operators argued that the risk from terrorism is small. Plus, they said, private pilots are already very cautious about whom they let on their planes. Now, the TSA is scrapping major portions of that proposal.”
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