The New Zealand Herald
These security weaknesses are "completely unacceptable" and "extremely disturbing," said Congressman Mike Rogers, head of the US House of Representatives subcommittee on transportation security. After the September 11, 2011 attacks, when four planes...
EDT, Wed July 18, 2012 Steven Lord of the Government Accountability Office, says TSA needs to improve vetting of student pilots. Washington (CNN) -- Some foreign students who enroll and graduate from U.S. flight schools are in the U.S.
Before foreign nationals can begin flight training, the Alien Flight Student Program requires they undergo name- and fingerprint-based background checks. They also must submit security documents, such as a passport, said Kerwin Wilson, the TSA...
Stephen Lord, director of Homeland Security and Justice Issues at the GAO, in testimony prepared for a July 18 hearing in the House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Transportation Security. According to the 911 Commission Report , four of the Sept.
Voice of America
More than a decade after the al-Qaida terrorist attacks on the United States, a new U.S. government report says that some foreign aviation students still are not subject to terror database screening until after they have completed their flight...
Los Angeles Times
U.S. citizens who are considered a terror threat and banned from flying on passenger airplanes can nonetheless learn to fly without hindrance, a glaring loophole that emerged during a Congressional hearing Wednesday into security lapses at the nation'...