Access USA

This article focuses on staff access control issues at airports in the U.S. While staff access control is a local airport responsibility, the federal government controls the implementation of regulatory instruments for staff access control systems. However, the regulations do not specify how to implement the systems, and with over 475 airports in the U.S., implementation becomes even more complicated. The article describes efforts of the Radio and Telecommunication Concepts in Aviation (RTCA) committee, who, along with other organizations, is working on standards for staff access control systems. Further information is presented regarding technical progress, new regulatory requirements, and scope creep, also known as the increase in complexity and scale, of airports.


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Illustrations; Photos;
  • Pagination: pp 28-31
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01141293
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: BTRIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 24 2009 5:31PM