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Aviation security plans make waves in Kansas

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February 24, 2009
Homeland Security News
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The federal government wants to slap new security rules on private jets, prompting an outcry from Kansas lawmakers and the general-aviation industry.

The rules, proposed by the Transportation Security Administration, would apply post-9/11 security measures to larger private planes used by the nation’s corporate elite.

Affected would be dozens of planes used by some of Kansas City’s biggest employers. Among other things, the rules would ban certain carry-on items and require aircraft operators to match passengers to terrorist watch lists. (Kansas City Star)