Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Administrator David P. Pekoske announced the 33 members to serve on the Aviation Security Advisory Committee (ASAC). ASAC which provides recommendations for improving aviation security was established in 1989 following the destruction of Pan American World Airways Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland by a terrorist bomb.
“Recruiting and retaining key thought leaders in aviation security is critical to the creation of a thoughtful, productive ASAC,” said Administrator Pekoske. “I am confident that this group of stakeholders will foster fruitful discussions that beget creative solutions and will enhance transportation security around the world.”
CAA President, Steve Alterman was reappointed to serve a 2-year term and he currently serves as the Chair.
ASAC is a congressionally-mandated committee of aviation industry stakeholders and provides a formalized mechanism for consultation with key industry stakeholders on aviation security matters, including the development, refinement, and implementation of policies, programs, rulemaking, and security directives pertaining to aviation security.