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GAMA Praises Enactment of Intelligence Reform Act and Its General Aviation Security Provisions

GAMA NEWS 04-28 For Immediate Release: Dec 17, 2004

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.”

Communications Director:
Andre Castro:
General Aviation Manufacturers Association
Headquarters: (+1) 202-393-1500
European Office: (+32) 2 550-3900

GAMA exists to foster and advance the general welfare, safety, interests, and activities of the global business and general aviation industry. This includes promoting a better understanding of general aviation manufacturing, maintenance, repair, and overhaul and the important role these industry segments play in economic growth and opportunity, and in serving the critical transportation needs of communities, companies, and individuals worldwide.