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TSA reports don’t show a “pattern,” TSA chief says

October 25, 2012

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October 25, 2012
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  • TSA reports don’t show a "pattern," TSA chief says
    Reports have flooded the media recently alleging that Transportation Security Administration staffers were improperly or inappropriately screening baggage. "I wouldn’t say it’s a pattern," said TSA Administrator John Pistole. He formed the Office of Professional Responsibility to probe misconduct reports. The Washington Post (10/24) sm_share.gifLinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • At TSA headquarters, museum shows organization’s history
    The public isn’t invited to see exhibits at "Mission Hall," the Transportation Security Administration’s museum of artifacts at its headquarters in Arlington, Va. The museum is open only to TSA employees and guests. "A lot of people, when you think about something like 9/11, they were just teenagers when it happened. So it’s important to tell that story to all of our employees," said Michael Smith, TSA historian. USA TODAY (10/24) sm_share.gifLinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Tips for getting your zzz’s at 35,000 feet
    Passengers looking to find time to sleep while in the air often struggle to nod off. Dress comfortably and pack a blanket or pillow if you can. Also, avoid too much liquor, which may cause dehydration. CNN (10/24) sm_share.gifLinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • FAA moves ahead with certification program
    According to Pete Bunce, president of the General Aviation Manufacturers Association, the Federal Aviation Administration is on board with the idea to make it easier for manufacturers to certify airplanes, as appropriate to their complexity. "When the FAA coins the term ‘Twice the safety, half the cost,’ I get excited," said Bunce. Flying magazine (10/2012) sm_share.gifLinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Air Canada, United partnership approved
    Air Canada and United Continental have been given the go-ahead to forge a joint venture to "protect and preserve competition" on 14 popular routes between the U.S. and Canada. The deal means that the airlines can organize prices, expenses and revenue; and share sensitive information. In short, it "will ensure that passengers do not face higher prices and less choice on high-demand routes between Canada and the U.S.," according to John Pecman, interim commissioner at Competition Bureau. Financial Post (Canada) (10/24), The Wall Street Journal (10/24) sm_share.gifLinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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    Registration is now open for the 12th Annual AAAE/TSA/DHS Aviation Security Summit taking place Dec. 10 and 11 at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City in Arlington, Va. The 12th Annual AAAE/TSA/DHS Aviation Security Summit will continue the tradition of AAAE and federal aviation security policymakers coming together at a joint summit to review the complex issues surrounding aviation security today. Senior TSA and DHS officials, as well as representatives from other federal agencies and Congress, will speak at the summit. Airport and airline representatives and recognized aviation industry leaders will also be invited to participate in the program. Click here to register! sm_share.gifLinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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