Head of general aviation for TSA wants more flights at Reagan Airport
June 15, 2010, 09:25 pm
A recent report from Aviation Week noted that a leader in the Transportation Security Administration wants to increase the presence of business and general aviation aircraft at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA).
The news organization said that Brian Delauter, who heads the TSA General Aviation division, said the federal body plans on meeting with stakeholders in the airport in order to change security procedures, which would allow more general aviation aircraft to use the facility.
Currently, the standard security measures implemented at DCA make it too difficult for smaller aircraft to use the airport, Delauter said, according to Aviation Week.
"I have an open goal of increasing flights into DCA," he said, adding that the airport is notreaching the 48-flight general aviation daily threshold established for the facility.
According to the magazine, Delauter said he would like to have a summit in July to discuss the issue. Meanwhile, Airline Owners and Pilots Association has been making its own push to highlight general aviations importance on the economy through a national campaign. The effort features celebrity spokesmen Harrison Ford and Morgan Freeman.
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