BARR Requests – Valid Security Concern No Longer Required
By: Stewart Lapayowker
December 18, 2011
BLOCK AIRCRAFT REGISTRATION REQUESTS
“VALID SECURITY CONCERN” NO LONGER REQUIRED
The language of the Department of Transportation’s budget for Fiscal Year 2012 prohibits the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) from requiring certification of a “valid security concern” as a condition to blocking aircraft tail numbers from tracking by online services. The National Business Aviation Association is monitoring FAA’s implementation of the revised BARR system.
Until that system is finalized, FAA will no longer need to certify to (or mention) a “valid security concern” in order to have the blocking request accepted.
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