NATA and NATA CS Announce Known Crewmember Program for Part 135 and 125 Pilots
The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) and NATA Compliance Services are pleased to announce the Known Crewmember® program (KCM) will soon be available to Part 135 and Part 125 air charter pilots. Known Crewmember® is a risk-based screening system that enables Transportation Security Administration (TSA) security officers to positively verify the identity and employment status of flight-crew members. The program expedites flight-crew member access to sterile areas of airports, reduces passenger-screening line congestion, enhances security, and makes airport checkpoint screening more efficient for all who depend on air transportation.
NATA CS worked in close partnership with Airlines for America (A4A), the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA), the TSA and NATA to bring this valuable program to our industry.
Aircraft operators who wish to participate in this program will apply through the secured NATA Compliance Services website. Only pilots of approved aircraft operators may participate in the KCM program. All participants will be issued a new NATACS identification badge and KCM key card through the program. As an added benefit, NATA members will receive a discount on the biannual badge fee as well as the monthly service fee.
Known Crewmember Program Highlights:
- Expedited, risk-based airport screening for participating flight crewmembers
- Available to flight crewmembers of Part 135, Part 121 and Part 125 operators required to comply with a TSA security program
- Available at more than 35 airports nationwide with a growing network
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