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S.509 - Aviation Security Improvement Act

A bill to provide improved aviation security, and for other purposes. view all titles (2)

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  • Short: Aviation Security Improvement Act as introduced.
  • Official: A bill to provide improved aviation security, and for other purposes. as introduced.

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OpenCongress Summary

A bill that would require all cargo transported on airplanes to be screened with a system that is at least comparable to the one used in screening luggage for passenger planes. It also calls for increased research and development of blast-proof cargo containers that could prevent damage to an airplane caused by an explosive device held in cargo.
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Official Summary

Aviation Security Improvement Act - Extends funding for aviation security. Provides for a system to screen all cargo transported on domestic and foreign passenger airlines. Directs the Administrator of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA Administrator) to: (1) evaluate the blast

Official Summary

Aviation Security Improvement Act - Extends funding for aviation security. Provides for a system to screen all cargo transported on domestic and foreign passenger airlines. Directs the Administrator of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA Administrator) to:
(1) evaluate the blast-resistant cargo container pilot program and then begin acquisition of containers to meet TSA cargo security program requirements; and
(2) develop a system to make such containers available for use by domestic and foreign passenger airlines. Sets forth requirements regarding:
(1) preventing explosive devices on passenger planes;
(2) deployment of explosive detection systems at airports;
(3) not applying certain TSA personnel limitations;
(4) specialized training for TSA officers;
(5) an appeal process for passengers wrongly delayed or prohibited from boarding a flight;
(6) a strategic plan to test and implement an advanced passenger prescreening system; and
(7) certification of foreign repair stations. Directs the Administrator to:
(1) develop and implement a standardized airport threat and vulnerability assessment program;
(2) based on a study, provide grants to airport operators for security upgrade projects;
(3) develop a system under which foreign registered aircraft submit specified information to TSA; and
(4) report on security credentials of airline crews.

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