skip navigation


Register for Latest Research

Stay Informed
Register with NCJRS to receive NCJRS's biweekly e-newsletter JUSTINFO and additional periodic emails from NCJRS and the NCJRS federal sponsors that highlight the latest research published or sponsored by the Office of Justice Programs.

NCJRS Abstract

The document referenced below is part of the NCJRS Virtual Library collection. To conduct further searches of the collection, visit the Virtual Library. See the Obtain Documents page for direction on how to access resources online, via mail, through interlibrary loans, or in a local library.


NCJ Number: 136191 Find in a Library
Title: Role of the Federal Aviation Administration in the Control of Aviation Drug-Trafficking
Journal: Journal of Air Law and Commerce  Volume:56  Issue:4  Dated:(Summer 1991)  Pages:999-1025
Author(s): K M Hanchett
Date Published: 1991
Page Count: 27
Type: Legislation/Policy Analysis
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article focuses on the following two areas in which Congress has enlisted the assistance of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in the war on drugs: the registration of aircraft and the certification of pilots.
Abstract: In these areas, Congress has enacted the Aviation Drug-Trafficking Control Act (1984 Drug Act) and the Federal Aviation Administration Drug Enforcement Assistance Act of 1988 (1988 Drug Act). In its examination of the FAA's role in countering aviation drug trafficking, this article first reviews the 1984 Act and then addresses FAA actions taken against drug-smuggling pilots from 1984 to 1988. A review of the 1988 Drug Act focuses on its effect on aircraft registration, air personnel certification, and law enforcement activity. The discussion then considers the FAA's implementation of the 1988 Drug Act and summarizes the impact both acts have had on drug smuggling and the FAA's remedial efforts to implement the acts. The article concludes that the 1984 and 1988 Drug Acts, if properly implemented, will make it more difficult and costly for drug traffickers to continue using general aviation aircraft in their operations. 138 footnotes
Main Term(s): Aircraft; Drug law enforcement
Index Term(s): Drug law enforcement; Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
To cite this abstract, use the following link:

*A link to the full-text document is provided whenever possible. For documents not available online, a link to the publisher's website is provided. Tell us how you use the NCJRS Library and Abstracts Database - send us your feedback.