DOT To Dismantle BARR Program | AVIATION WEEK

Business and general aviation aircraft will be the most effected by this move. Photo: Chuck Slusarczyk Jr. - OPShots.net

In the face of strong industry opposition and proposed congressional language, the U.S. Transportation Department (DOT) is moving ahead with a proposal to provide public access to most business aircraft tail numbers via flight-tracking services. The change, to go into effect in about 60 days, essentially dismantles the Block Aircraft Registration Request (BARR) program, which permits aircraft owners to request that their tail number be withheld from flight-tracking programs. Under the government’s plan, only operators with a verifiable security threat would be able to withhold tail numbers.

“Operators of general aviation aircraft no longer will be able to cite privacy as a reason to prevent the public from viewing their flight information on Internet sites,” FAA says in a release.

via DOT To Dismantle BARR Program | AVIATION WEEK.

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I started OPShots in June 2006 as a place to share and display aviation photos without the often restrictive policies of other aviation websites. I want to share my love of aviation with fellow aviation geeks and provide a spotlight on Cleveland Hopkins International airport in the process.

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