TSA gets more expertise, resolve on general aviation

02/25/2010 | AVweb

Critics say some of the "onerous" security measures proposed for general aviation have originated in Congress rather than the TSA. But Jim Coyne of the National Air Transportation Association says new TSA appointees with a general aviation background may help the agency push back against congressional pressure. "TSA now has some backbone to tell some Congressmen we're not into the fear-mongering anymore," he says. Coyne also believes that fallout from last week's intentional crash in Austin, Texas, will be minimal. "It won't be a media event with a lot of hysterical attention," he says of a possible congressional investigation into the incident.

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