Annual Report to Congress on Civil Aviation Security: January 1, 1996 - December 31, 1996 [open pdf - 388KB]
This report presents a summary of events. programs. and accomplishments in civil aviation scurity in 1996, including the effectiveness of screening in air transportation and foreign air carrier and airport security. Recent events, growth of the aviation industry, and the intelligence assessments that pointed to an increasing threat of terrorism within the United States raised concern about the standard everyday measures that formed the baseline of domestic aviation security. This concern, the tragedies of VluJet Fligth 592 and TWA Fligth 800, and major legislation drove a year of sweeping changes and growing partnerships and programs in civil aviation security.