February 2009

Aviation Regulation

More on LASP

Security proposal infringes on citizens’ rights

The Transportation Security Administration’s proposed Large Aircraft Security Program (LASP) is a threat to American citizens’ rights of privacy and freedom of travel. It is an unreasonably expansive and intrusive response to an undocumented and unproven security threat. The LASP could force one quarter of the reliever airports in the United States to ban aircraft weighing more than 12,500 pounds. And the TSA has underestimated the cost of the program to citizens and businesses by a factor of six; LASP could cost the general aviation community some $1.2 billion a year.

Aviation Regulation

More on LASP

Security proposal infringes on citizens’ rights

The Transportation Security Administration’s proposed Large Aircraft Security Program (LASP) is a threat to American citizens’ rights of privacy and freedom of travel. It is an unreasonably expansive and intrusive response to an undocumented and unproven security threat. The LASP could force one quarter of the reliever airports in the United States to ban aircraft weighing more than 12,500 pounds. And the TSA has underestimated the cost of the program to citizens and businesses by a factor of six; LASP could cost the general aviation community some $1.2 billion a year.