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TSA Announces Public Meeting Schedule For Large Aircraft Security Program

In the December 18th edition of the Federal Register, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) will officially unveil its public meeting schedule for the Large Aircraft Security Program (LASP).  The meetings announcement comes after the TSA formally extended the comment period on the proposed rule during the National Air Transportation Association’s (NATA) Aviation Business Roundtable early last month.  The new deadline for industry to submit comments is February 27, 2009.

The notice states that there will be five meetings, all in the month of January, that will take place at major metropolitan areas.  The specific dates, times and locations for these meetings follow:

• January 6, 2009 – Westchester County Airport (HPN), Building 1 Airport Road, White Plains, NY 10604

• January 8, 2008 – Renaissance Concourse Hotel Atlanta Airport, One Hartsfield Centre Parkway, Atlanta, GA 30354

• January 16, 2009 – Crowne Plaza Chicago O’Hare Hotel & Conference Center, 5440 North River Road, Rosemont, IL 60018

• January 23, 2009 – Burbank Airport Marriott Hotel & Convention Center, 2500 North Hollywood Way, Burbank, CA  91505

• January 28, 2009 – Conference Center, Hilton Houston Hotel—North Greenspoint, 12400 Greenspoint Drive, Houston, TX

All meetings will start at 9:00 a.m. local time with registration commencing at 8:00 a.m.

A complete copy of the Federal Register notice can be viewed by clicking here.

The association appreciates TSA's efforts in coordinating these important meetings and strongly encourages all of its members to participate.  These meetings will be on a first-come-first-served basis, so members are encouraged to arrive at 8:00 a.m. or earlier to ensure that your voice can be heard!

NATA members will also be provided with a set of talking points that can be used during these public meetings.  That information will be sent to all members shortly.

To view NATA’s Large Aircraft Security Program Issue Web Page, complete with the association’s initial analysis and press release, along with a copy of the proposed rule and many other supporting documents, please click here.

For additional information, please contact Eric Byer.

To download a copy of this Report, please click here.