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Securing Aircraft Cockpits Against Lasers Act of 2005

Securing Aircraft Cockpits Against Lasers Act of 2005

report (to accompany H.R. 1400) (including cost estimate of the Congressional Budget Office).

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Published by U.S. G.P.O. in [Washington, D.C .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Laser beams -- Safety measures,
  • Airplanes -- Piloting -- Safety measures

  • Edition Notes

    SeriesReport / 109th Congress, 1st session, House of Representatives -- 109-250.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination15 p. ;
    Number of Pages15
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17725555M

    enacted a statute making it a felony to aim the beam of a laser pointer at an aircraft. 18 U.S.C. § 39A (); see also Internet Spyware (I-SPY) Prevention Act of , and the Securing Aircraft Cockpits Against Lasers Act of Hearing on H.R. and H.R. Before the Subcomm. on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security of the H. Comm. “The danger from shining a laser at the cockpit of any aircraft is a tragedy waiting to happen. Today we took the necessary steps to help prosecute individuals that engage in this sort of act against public safety,” Lungren said on the bill’s passage. “The ominous prospect of a catastrophe from shining a laser into the cockpit of an aircraft is particularly high during the take-off and landing stages. In one .

    The U.S. House of Representatives on February 25 passed, by voice vote, H.R. , the “Securing Aircraft Cockpits Against Lasers Act of ” The same language passed the Senate on Feb. 17 as an amendment to an FAA funding bill.   Feds Probe Lasers Aimed At Planes. January 1, / 6 injury from a laser beamed into the cockpit while approaching the Salt Lake City airport in September. and defend against." "A.

    A recent rash of incidents involving lasers aimed at aircraft cockpits has raised concerns over the potential threat to aviation safety and security. While none of these incidents has been linked to terrorism, security officials have expressed concern that terrorists may seek to acquire and use higher powered lasers to, among other things, incapacitate by: 5.   Laser strikes, the aiming of high-power laser pointers at aircraft, are a growing safety concern for pilots and aircraft passengers. They pose numerous dangers to pilots, including distraction.


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H.R. (th). To amend ti United States Code, to provide penalties for aiming laser pointers at airplanes, and for other purposes.

Ina database of bills in the U.S. Congress. Get this from a library. Securing Aircraft Cockpits Against Lasers Act of report (to accompany H.R. ) (including cost estimate of the Congressional Budget Office).

[United States. Congress. House. Committee on the Judiciary.]. (Select) H.R. (th) Securing Aircraft Cockpits Against Lasers Act of (IH) H.R. (th) Securing Aircraft Cockpits Against Lasers Act of (EAS) React to this bill with an emoji Save your opinion on this bill on a six-point scale from strongly oppose to strongly support Add Note All Positions».

CRS Report for Congress Received through the CRS Web Order Code RS Janu Lasers Aimed at Aircraft Cockpits: Background and Possible Options to Address the Threat to Aviation Safety and Security Bart Elias Specialist in Aviation Safety, Security, and Technology Resources, Science, and Industry Division Summary.

To amend ti United States Code, to provide penalties for aiming laser pointers at airplanes, and for other purposes. The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Sponsor and status. Last year, 3, laser strikes against aircraft were reported. The FBI will offer up to $10, for information leading to the arrest of any individual who intentionally aims a laser at an aircraft. When a beam is shone at a cockpit, pilots can become distracted or suffer serious eye damage, making it difficult to navigate the aircraft.

InTransport Canada reported ‘lasing. Airbus is developing technology to protect pilots against high-powered handheld lasers aimed at the cockpit during the critical takeoff and landing stages. The company hopes to have a special laser-proof film available to be fitted onto the cockpit windows by the end of next year.

Lasers deliberately pointed into the cockpit of a plane can temporarily blind a pilot or permanently damage. This year there have been 16 incidents, in New Zealand alone, of laser beams being shone into an aircraft cockpit. When an offender is apprehended actually using a laser against a moving vehicle or aircraft that person can be prosecuted under section of the Crimes Act The Food and Drug Administration is proposing to amend the Federal Performance Standard for Laser Products (21 CFR and ).

FDA says the changes are intended to 1) put U.S. standards closer to international IEC standards, 2) to help manufacturers lower costs, 3) to improve FDA’s effectiveness in regulating laser products and 4) to better protect and promote the public health.

Dark glasses. The number of laser attacks on aircraft has increased sharply in the past decade, from in to nearly 4, inaccording to the FAA. At least half a dozen companies currently advertise laser-blocking eyewear online, though these glasses are generally adapted from other applications – essentially modified sunglasses that use older technologies.

Securing Aircraft Cockpits Against Lasers Act of report (to accompany H.R. ) (including cost estimate of the Congressional Budget Office). Whoever knowingly aims the beam of a laser pointer at an aircraft in the special aircraft jurisdiction of the United States, or at the flight path of such an aircraft, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than 5 years, or both.

Enactment of the Securing Aircraft Cockpits Against Laser Pointers Act; and networks working on various causes from body armor design and usage to crime prevention to preserving retirement security.

NAPO will continue to diligently work to improve the laws and policies of the United States for the benefit of our members and the public at. Pilots on different planes reported they had what looked like powerful green lasers shot into their cockpits at Newark-Liberty International Airport.

Since there has been a 1, percent increase in laser strikes against aircraft based on annual FAA reporting. As the number of reported incidents continues to increase, so does the risk of pilot disorientation/blindness and loss of aircraft control, all of which could contribute to a crash causing serious physical injury and, perhaps, the death of not only those in the aircraft but also.

Laser Hazards & Effects. Share on Facebook; Tweet on Twitter; Aiming a laser at an aircraft is a serious safety risk and violates federal law. Many high-powered lasers can completely incapacitate pilots who are trying to fly safely to their destinations and may be carrying hundreds of passengers.

Because there was no federal law specifically banning deliberate laser illumination of aircraft, Congressman Ric Keller introduced H.R.the "Securing Airplane Cockpits Against Lasers Act of ".

FAA Home About FAA Programs & Initiatives Laser Safety Laser Incidents Laser Incidents. Share on Facebook; Tweet on Twitter; Pointing a laser at an aircraft is a federal crime. While heightened public awareness of the serious safety risk posed by lasers has helped to reduce the total number of laser strikes for the second consecutive year, thousands of incidents are still reported each year.

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But the proposed legislation, known as the Securing Aircraft Cockpits Against Lasers Act ofstalled as the threat seemed to recede. The aviation agency went on to create “laser-free .