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    How Canadian Law Can Affect Your Operation

    Posted by Bailey Wong on Thu, Aug 17, 2017



    Do you know that a conviction of a crime in the United States, or any country, can impact an individual’s entry into Canada? If your operation plans to send a pilot, flight attendant or any employee into Canada, you should ensure they are not criminally inadmissible before doing so. In a previous blog post, we discussed how running a driver’s license check is a good way to spot any potential complications with an aviation worker, and this is just another potential hurdle to be aware of.

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    Background Checks Part 2: AIE vs. FOIA

    Posted by Claudia Culmone on Fri, Jul 14, 2017



    Safety is paramount in the aviation industry and hiring the right pilot is important in maintaining that high standard. In a previous post, we looked at driving records. While running a Federal Aviation Administration records check is required under the Pilot Records Improvement Act of 1996 (PRIA), you also have the option to run an Accident, Incident and Enforcement (AIE) report; or submit a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request. However, what is the difference between the two?

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    Background Checks Part 1: What's in a driving record?

    Posted by Claudia Culmone on Tue, Jul 11, 2017



    Conducting a full review of an applicant’s background is an effective way to determine if they will be an asset to your company. In this two-part background checks blog series, we dive into the benefits and challenges associated with these checks. 

    The two options when retrieving driving record details are as follows:

    1. The National Driver Register (NDR) check
    2. The Motor Vehicle Records (MVR) check 
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    Navigating TSA, DOT, and FAA Security Requirements for Airline Operators

    Posted by Brenda Stoltz on Thu, Apr 17, 2014



    Complying with the agencies that regulate the airline industry can be daunting and complicated. From the TSA to the DOT and FAA, airline operators must adhere to rules on security and training or face fines, suspension of operating licenses, or even face criminal charges. With so much at stake, let’s overview the TSA, DOT and FAA background and training requirements and how operators can comply.

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    Understanding the Twelve-Five Standard Security (TFSSP) Program

    Posted by Brenda Stoltz on Thu, Feb 27, 2014



    With all the regulations out there in the airline industry, it can be hard to understand the fine print. You know you need to comply with the Twelve-Five Standard Security (TFSSP) Program, but you might not understand exactly what it is. So let’s break it down.

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    Do You Know What You Are Looking For in a New Hire?

    Posted by Brandon Bernard on Thu, Feb 07, 2013



    As the economy has started to pick up and hirings are starting to increase, hiring managers are starting to feel like they have jobs that need to be filled and it needed to be done yesterday. This feeling is only amplified if you have lost employees and are now down from where you need to be.

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