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    Criminal History Records Check (CHRC)

    Posted by Claudia Culmone on Sat, Oct 08, 2022



    Depending on the type of transportation (e.g. aviation) operation, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) requires a fingerprint-based Criminal History Records Check (CHRC) on certain individuals, as described by the Code of Federal Regulations, who perform certain security-sensitive job functions. For example, a CHRC must be completed for all flight crew personnel on aircraft that operates commercially and has a maximum certificated takeoff weight (MTOW) of greater than 12,500 pounds. Also, all individuals who have unescorted access to Secure Identification Display Areas (SIDA), and all individuals who perform screening functions for passengers, checked baggage and cargo require a CHRC.

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    Ways to Make Your Aviation Security Training Program More Efficient

    Posted by Brandon Bernard on Wed, Oct 27, 2021



    In the last couple months we have spent some time talking about aviation security training. We have talked about who needs to take training and who is commonly forgotten. This month we focus on more of the economic consequences of training  and what can be done to minimize those.

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    DCA Access Standard Security Program Information

    Posted by Claudia Culmone on Sun, Aug 01, 2021



    On Oct.18, 2005, Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) officially reopened to general aviation traffic. Flights are permitted to/from DCA for Part 91 and Part 135 operators via the DCA Access Standard Security Program (DASSP). DASSP was developed by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to ensure all DCA operators have been properly vetted and adhere to a higher level of security standards. 

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    DCA Access Standard Security Program (DASSP) Training

    Posted by Claudia Culmone on Tue, Jun 01, 2021



    An aircraft operator must comply with the measures of the Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) Access Standard Security Program (DASSP) to receive authorization to conduct flights into and out of DCA. One of the requirements is to provide certain training to employees involved with the program. Below is an overview of the training modules we offer.

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    Reviewing the Security Needs At Washington, DC,'s Airport (DCA)

    Posted by Brenda Stoltz on Thu, Jan 01, 2015



    Updated November 9, 2021

    Since the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, some airports serving sensitive markets have been subject to special, enhanced security measures. One of these airports is the Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA). While the enhanced security measures have eased over the years, there are still special precautions in place designed to keep our nation’s capital safe. Let’s review some of these special requirements and how to begin operating flights in and out of DCA.

    Measures Required by the DASSP

    The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Department of Defense (DOD) collaborated after 9/11 to create the DCA Access Standard Security Program (DASSP) to regulate aircraft operations in and out of DCA. The program requires extra security for all crewmembers and passengers. For crewmembers, DASSP requires both a TSA inspection and fingerprint-based Criminal History Records Check (CHRC). Since 2011, operators were allowed to, once again, change their flight crew at the last minute, providing they have gone through the proper security screenings required by DASSP.

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    TSA Security Training - Which Employees Are Required to Participate?

    Posted by Brandon Bernard on Mon, Oct 06, 2014



    Revised December 14, 2021
     
    Many questions surround TSA Security Training. Who is required to complete it? What are your program's training requirements? How can you keep on top of all the changes, record keeping and management of training for your program(s)?
     
    Over the next few months, in this blog, we will talk about ways to make this a bit easier and more manageable. We’ll start by helping you with who exactly needs training and who else should take security training courses. 
     
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    Online or In-Person: Which Security Training is Right for Your Facility?

    Posted by Brenda Stoltz on Thu, Jun 19, 2014



    Security is top priority in the aviation industry, so it’s no wonder there are specific and strict regulations around training airline operators and staff on proper security measures.

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    4 Reasons You're Not the Best Person to Train Your Staff

    Posted by Brenda Stoltz on Thu, Jan 30, 2014



    When it comes to cutting corners, you’d probably prefer to do more in-house so that you spend less. It makes sense, doesn’t it?

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    6 Things to Consider When Looking At Online Aviation Security Training

    Posted by Brandon Bernard on Tue, Aug 27, 2013



    When you are looking at switching from a classroom-based training to an online-based training, there are great number of positives. Last month, we went over 10 reasons that online training makes sense, including, online training is cheaper, more agile, and more accessible. However, this doesn’t mean it is for everybody. Today, I’ll go over six things that your staff must have to make your online training successful.

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    10 Reasons Online Training Makes More Sense

    Posted by Brandon Bernard on Tue, Jul 23, 2013



    The last few months, we have discussed at length online aviation security training, covering everything from who needs to take training, who is commonly forgotten, how to make your training more efficient, and how much you could spend developing your own training.

    All of this is aimed at helping you, and your company, make the best choices possible to not only save money but to make your company more efficient and safe. This month, we take a look why moving your training online is the way to go.


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    I got a gold star from the TSA inspector who inspected our flight school last year, but that's because my company paid me ground time to research AFSP and make a new AFSP student checklist. Even so, I had one (of 3) AFSP applicants rejected initially due to some of the errors you talk about in the blog. I just wanted to shoot you an email and say thanks for making the effort to clarify the process for all of us. I get the impression that there are a lot of the CFIs out there in the small flight schools who haven't got a clue about the AFSP process. So go ahead and feel good about yourself for helping all us lost boys stay in business and out of the trouble.

    Patrick

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