Report: FAA still not revoking pilot licenses of convicted criminals

10/12/2009 | ABC News

Drug lords, arms traffickers and other known criminals continue to hold FAA pilot certification, ABC News reports. The problem occurs because the FAA fails to cross-check its pilot lists with terrorist watch lists maintained by other federal agencies. A TSA spokesperson responded to an ABC inquiry by noting that both TSA and the FAA "work closely together to screen the nearly 4 million FAA certificate holders to keep the American people safe."

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