The US Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has proposed requiring a second barrier to the flight deck on certain commercial airplanes. The additional barrier would protect flight decks from intrusion when the flight deck door is open. “Flight crews keep us safe when we travel to visit loved ones, explore new places and conduct business. They, too, deserve to be protected, and this rulemaking is an important step forward,” US Transportation Sec. Pete Buttigieg said. The proposed rule requires aircraft manufacturers to install a second physical barrier on airplanes produced after the rule goes into effect and used
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