The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) and NATA Compliance Services (NATACS) are pleased to announce the Known Crewmember® program (KCM) is now available to certain 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 worked in close partnership with Airlines for America (A4A), the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA), the TSA and NATA Compliance Services to bring this valuable program to our industry.
Eligible aircraft operators must be approved by applying through the NATACS website. Then pilots of approved operators who wish to participate in this program must apply for a two-year badge online through the secured NATACS website. 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.
Pilots are not eligible for KCM unless their employer is participating in the program. Contact your employer to determine if the company has been approved for KCM.