Legislation would make New York’s aviation industry more competitive with neighboring states
Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick), Chairman of the Senate’s Transportation Committee, is cosponsoring legislation to help create jobs and promote economic development by making New York’s aviation industry more competitive with other neighboring states.
“The Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) decision to abandon its proposal allowing small knives to be carried onboard airplanes is welcome news for every airline passenger and flight crew throughout the nation.
I strongly opposed this proposal because of the potential safety risks it posed to both passengers and flight crews, concerns which were shared by officials, organizations, and residents from across the country. A knife, regardless of whether the blade is under or over 2.36 inches, is a potential weapon that can be used to kill, injure, or threaten. Placed in the hands of a criminal or terrorist in a crowded airplane, it becomes a very real safety threat to both passengers and the flight crew.