H. R. 1775
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
April 26, 2013
Mr. Fitzpatrick(for himself,Ms. Schwartz,Mr. Marino,Mr. Brady of Pennsylvania,Mr. Grimm,Mr. King of New York,Mr. Barletta,Mr. Fattah, andMr. Cartwright) introduced the following bill; which was referred to theCommittee on Transportation and Infrastructure
To direct the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration to issue an order with respect to secondary cockpit barriers, and for other purposes.
This Act may be cited as the
Saracini Aviation Safety Act of 2013
Secondary cockpit barriers
Not later than 180 days after the date of enactment of this Act, theAdministrator of the Federal Aviation Administrationshall issue an order that—
requires, on each commercial aircraft operating under part 121 of title 14, Code of Federal Regulations, the installation of a barrier, other than the cockpit door, that prevents access to the flight deck of an aircraft; and
requires, for an aircraft—
that is equipped with a cockpit door, that the barrier required underparagraph (1)remain locked while—
the aircraft is in flight; and
the cockpit door separating the flight deck and the passenger area is open; and
that is not equipped with a cockpit door, that the barrier required underparagraph (1)remain locked as determined appropriate by the pilot in command.