US embassy cable - 02AMMAN4832

REINFORCED COCKPIT DOORS: JORDANIAN VIEWS

Identifier: 02AMMAN4832
Wikileaks: View 02AMMAN4832 at Wikileaks.org
Origin: Embassy Amman
Created: 2002-08-26 10:13:00
Classification: UNCLASSIFIED
Tags: EAIR ASEC JO
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UNCLAS AMMAN 004832 
 
SIPDIS 
 
ROME FOR CASLO KARL BROWN 
FAA WASHDC FOR DANA GLASS 
 
E.O. 12958: N/A 
TAGS: EAIR, ASEC, JO 
SUBJECT: REINFORCED COCKPIT DOORS: JORDANIAN VIEWS 
 
REF: STATE 135711 
 
 1.  (U) Jordanian Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) Director 
General Hanna Najjar informed us August 22 that he fully 
expects state-owned carrier Royal Jordanian Airlines (RJ) 
will be able to comply with the FAA regulation on reinforced 
cockpit doors by April 9, 2003.  RJ is currently in the 
process of replacing its fleet of older Airbus aircraft which 
do not have reinforced cockpit doors.  Najjar said he had 
informally discussed with TSA the possibility of a temporary 
waiver or extension if one or two of the older planes have 
not been replaced by the deadline.  Najjar said he had 
discussed with TSA the possibility of taking into 
consideration for a temporary waiver the deployment of armed 
sky marshals outside the cockpit on all RJ flights. 
BERRY 

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