FAA Requires Secondary Barrier on Flight Decks of New Commercial Airplanes

FAA's secondary barrier requirement aims to ensure safety of aircraft, flight crew, and air passengers


The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced that it will require a secondary barrier on the flight deck of new commercial airplanes to ensure the safety of aircraft, flight crew, and air passengers.

In a statement by the FAA, the final rule mandating the additional barrier aims to protect flight decks from intrusion when the flight deck door is open. Aircraft manufacturers will be required to install secondary barriers on commercial aircraft produced after the rule goes into effect.

“Every day, pilots and flight crews transport millions of Americans safely – and today we are taking another important step to make sure they have the physical protections they deserve,”

U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg.