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February 5, 2013
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  • TSA FSD puts agent training front and center
    Dan Liddell, a federal security director who oversees seven airports in central New York, says he understands the pressure that transportation security officers face. He examined measures to train the officers, and highlights them in his book, "National Standardization Guide to Improving Security Effectiveness." The Washington Post (2/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • TSA: No need to remove Super Bowl programs from bags
    Jonathan Allen, a Transportation Security Administration spokesman, said the TSA is aware that United Airlines has instructed passengers to remove heavy Super Bowl programs from their bags to avoid setting off an alarm. But TSA is "not advising passengers to do anything different" and will inform officials at United about its stance on the issue. WWL-TV (New Orleans) (2/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • DOT inspector general: FAA trails on pilot rule
    The Federal Aviation Administration is behind on enacting a rule to better train crews (the deadline was Oct. 1, 2011) and has missed a deadline for a rule about pilot qualifications (due Aug. 1, 2012), says Jeffrey Guzzetti, a Department of Transportation official, in a report. The FAA wanted to increase the minimum training for airline co-pilots from 250 flight hours to 1,500, making exceptions for military pilots with 750 hours of training or pilots with four-year degrees and 1,000 hours; but if they do not complete the rule by August, it will go into effect without the exceptions. According to Guzzetti's report, the "FAA hasn't made moves to ensure carriers and FAA inspectors are ready to transition to these new pilot qualification requirements." USA Today/Today In The Sky blog (2/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Fuller: User fees still threaten GA
    While Congress was able to avoid the so-called "fiscal cliff" at the start of the year, the budget plan that President Barack Obama is required to submit to Congress for 2013-2014 is likely to include aviation user fees. "Given the statements made during 2012, we have every reason to believe that the administration will come in search of more revenue from the general aviation community, and their search seems to focus on operational user fees," said AOPA's Craig Fuller. AIN Online (2/2) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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