Brian Delauter, will be stepping down from his post as general manager for the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Office of General Aviation effective May 23. Delauter, who has taken a position in the private sector, has held the TSA post since July of 2009.
The selection of Delauter, a pilot and someone very familiar with general aviation, was applauded by general aviation groups as someone who could use his background to ease the strain between the general aviation community and the TSA.
During his tenure, he oversaw efforts to rework the controversial Large Aircraft Security Program proposal and worked with GA advocates and the Customs and Border Protection to streamline the process for pilots flying internationally. The TSA has not yet announced who will succeed Delauter.