TSA

TSA to Expand Reach to Aircraft Repair Stations

Yes, let's increase the coverage of an organization that has failed to catch any terrorists whatsoever

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The Transportation Security Administration on Friday unveiled long awaited regulations designed to protect against terrorist strikes involving aircraft repair stations near airports.

Part of the government's response to the 9/11 attacks of 2001, the regulations extend TSA's security enforcement authority over the Federal Aviation Administration-certified stations, where commercial planes undergo maintenance.

The regulations, which take effect next month, reflect the government's view that the stations "continue to be a prime target of terrorist threats," according to a notice to be published in Monday's Federal Register.

In particular, the rule aims to keep terrorists from commandeering unattended aircraft that are capable of flight and crashing them into populated areas.