Rules allowing general-aviation aircraft into Washington National Airport are to be published in May, ending a nine-month GA operations ban after 11 September. The US Transportation Safety Agency will allow flights from up to 20 airports to be chosen from those with most traffic with National. All aircraft, crew, passengers and baggage will be screened.

The US National Business Aviation Association had opposed the move, proposing individual operators meet security requirements, and be allowed access via "security letters of authorisation". Elements of this proposal are expected to feature in the final rule, such as background checks for passengers and crews.

Source: Flight International