Twelve-Five Standard Security Program

General aviation has taken tremendous steps to improve the safety and security of its operations following the attacks of 9/11. Charter operators have adopted strict security protocols for aircraft weighing more than 12,500 pounds and include many of the same requirements as the airlines, including access to terrorist watch lists.

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The current Twelve-Five Standard Security (TFSSP) Program rules require aircraft operators of aircraft with a maximum certificated takeoff weight (MTOW) of more than 12,500 pounds conduct criminal background checks on their flight crew members, and restrict access to the flight deck. The operations affected are typically conducted under Federal Aviation Regulation (FAR) Part 135 and are frequently referred to as "charter" flights.

We can help you easily comply by providing finger-print based Criminal History Records Checks (CHRC) required by the Twelve-Five Rule.

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TFFSP Requirements

On February 22, 2002, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) published in the Federal Register a Final Rule that required "certain aircraft operators using aircraft with a maximum certificated takeoff weight of 12,500 pounds or more to carry out security measures." The rule also requires that "certain aircraft operators conduct criminal history records checks on their flight crew members, and restrict access to the flight deck." TSA defines "Certain aircraft operators" as those conducting operations "in scheduled or charter service, carrying passengers or cargo or both…" The program that outlines the security measures and requirements for these operators is known as the Twelve-Five Standard Security Program (TFSSP).

Large Aircraft Security Program

In October 2008, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) released its Large Aircraft Security Program (LASP) Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM). This proposal applies to all aircraft weighing more than 12,500 pounds and requires the operators of those aircraft to implement an approved security program. This proposed LASP would expand requirements similar to those currently found in the TFSSP to all operators of aircraft with a MTOW of more than 12,500 pounds, regardless of the type of operation. The LASP proposal would, for the first time, require security programs for thousands of privately operated general aviation aircraft and ultimately seek to combine a number of security programs currently in place for general aviation, including the TFSSP, into a single, uniform program.