TSA Releases 2011 Airport Security Design Guidelines
May 17, 2011 – The Transportation Security Administration has released the 2011 revised version of the recommended Airport Security Design Guidelines, signifying its commitment to working strategically with the industry to provide airport operators and the many entities that support them with security considerations when building or rehabilitating airport facilities and supporting infrastructure.
This document represents the collective wisdom and knowledge from airport operators, the airport consultant community, and the airport associations. Documents written "by airports, for airports" have credibility and applicability across the entire system. Of special concern to EAA chapters is Part IV, Appendix D, General Aviation Airports.
This document is to be used in conjunction with TSA’s Security Guidelines for General Aviation Airports.
When used together, as intended by TSA, both non-regulatory documents provide general aviation airport owners, operators, tenants, users, airport architects, designers, planners, and engineers with guidance, guidelines, and recommendations that provide as extensive a list of security options, concepts, technology, enhancements, alternatives, ideas, and suggestions to choose from when considering security improvements in the early planning and design of new or renovated airport facilities.