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FAA Seeks Additional Cockpit Protection Against Terrorists Years After 9/11

  • A second door would be added to new airliners under proposal
  • Congress ordered new doors to halt Sept. 11-style attacks
Farnborough International Airshow Day Two
Photographer: Jason Alden/Bloomberg

Newly built airliners should get an additional cockpit door to protect against hijackings, US aviation regulators said Wednesday. 

After years of calls for more protection by some pilot groups and Congress’s order to act on the issue in a 2018 law, the Federal Aviation Administration issued a proposal to require secondary barriers on new aircraft operated by large, passenger-carrying airlines.