The US government has delayed implementation of draft plans to restore general aviation operations at Washington Reagan National Airport for at least another month while it continues to assess security requirements. Operators had hoped to be allowed back into National this month after a nine-month ban. The Department of Justice, meanwhile, has released proposed rules requiring background checks on foreigners seeking flight training in the USA on aircraft weighing more than 5,700kg (12,500lb). Industry is concerned the procedures for initial flight training could prove unworkable.

Source: Flight International