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The FAA will require a secondary barrier on the flight deck of new commercial airplanes

WASHINGTON – To guarantee the safety of the aircraft, flight crew, and passengers, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will mandate a secondary barrier on the flight deck of new commercial aircraft. The additional barrier will be required by the final rule, which will prevent entrance when the flight deck door is open.

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U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg stated, “Every day, pilots and flight crews safely transport millions of Americans. Today, we are taking another vital step to ensure they have the physical protections they deserve.

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Secondary barriers must be installed on commercial aircraft built after the law takes effect, according to the aircraft makers.

“No pilot should have to worry about an intrusion on the flight deck,” said Acting FAA Associate Administrator for Safety David Boulter. 


The Biden-Harris Administration made this rule a priority in 2021. In 2022, the FAA proposed the rule after seeking recommendations from aircraft manufacturers and labor partners. The rule meets a requirement of the 2018 FAA Reauthorization Act.

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He is an aviation journalist and the founder of Jetline Marvel. Dawal gained a comprehensive understanding of the commercial aviation industry.  He has worked in a range of roles for more than 9 years in the aviation and aerospace industry. He has written more than 1700 articles in the aerospace industry. When he was 19 years old, he received a national award for his general innovations and holds the patent. He completed two postgraduate degrees simultaneously, one in Aerospace and the other in Management. Additionally, he authored nearly six textbooks on aviation and aerospace tailored for students in various educational institutions. jetlinem4(at)