Having seen the incident of the Plastic Bag sighting at Heathrow last month, the FAA stepped up efforts to control the NAS. The latest regulation calls for all plastic shopping bags to be registered and tracked to prevent terrorist floating bags as well as inadvertent bag – aircraft collisions.
The TSA suggests planning an extra 20-40 minutes to your shopping trips to account for Registration number transfer to customers. The open database of registered names, IDs, address, and the name of first born will be available shortly on the FAA website. Comments for these new regulations will go through the normal process at the FAA, pending time and money to convene regulation meetings.
Thanks to Rotor Riot for the first photos of an FAA sanctioned shopping bag.Read More