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GAMA Statement on Proposed TSA Security Rule for Large GA Aircraft

GAMA NEWS 08-14 For Immediate Release: Oct 9, 2008

WASHINGTON, DC, October 9, 2008 – The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) issued the following statement regarding today’s release of the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) Large Aircraft Security Program (LASP) Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM):

“The security of the U.S. and global aviation system is of utmost concern to the general aviation industry,” said GAMA President and CEO, Pete Bunce. “Therefore, we appreciate that the TSA has undertaken a rulemaking process which will allow for comment from the members of our industry.”

“GAMA will be reviewing this NPRM to ensure that it addresses potential security risks with methods of compliance that do not restrict the utility of general aviation aircraft. Measured against this standard, our initial read of the NPRM concerns us in that some very burdensome requirements may not provide commensurate security benefits to an already safe and secure industry.”

Bunce added, "We look forward to continued participation in this deliberative process, constructively working with TSA and other stakeholders to meet legitimate security concerns in effective, practical ways.”

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.