Washington, DC, December 17, 2004 – The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) today praised both the President and Congress for enactment of the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004.
The Act contains several provisions related to aviation security, two of which touch on general aviation. One provision requires that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) within one year improve pilot certificates by making certificates difficult to counterfeit and being capable of including a photograph and biometric information. The second provision will allow charter aircraft companies to use the soon to be developed Transportation Security Administration (TSA) passenger "no fly" list.
“GAMA worked with the relevant Congressional committees to see that these provisions were included in the bill. Both of these security improvements are among the security recommendations that the General Aviation Coalition made to Department of Transportation Secretary Norman Mineta in December 2001,” noted GAMA Interim President Ron Swanda. "GAMA will work closely with the FAA and TSA as they work to implement these provisions.”