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    TSA Security Training - Which Employees Are Required to Participate?

    Posted by Brandon Bernard on Sun, Oct 31, 2021



    When most of us think of TSA security training, we tend to think of all the headaches it causes. Knowing who needs to take it, what the requirements are and keeping on top of all the changes, record keeping and management of the program can be a pain for even the most experienced individuals. 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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    Understanding the Twelve-Five Standard Security Program (TFSSP)

    Posted by Brenda Stoltz on Sun, Oct 31, 2021



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

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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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    Why and When to Adopt a Twelve-Five Standard Security Program

    Posted by Bailey Wong on Thu, Apr 05, 2018



    In the fall of 2001, four commercial airliners were turned into weapons of mass destruction, the first time in history. This event, known as 9/11, left the nation shaken to its core and generated significant changes in national security protocols and policy. One of these changes was the creation of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA).

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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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    The Beauty of Simplicity

    Posted by Brandon Bernard on Thu, Jul 18, 2013



    Simplicity:

    The state of being simple, uncomplicated or uncompounded; restraint in ornamentation

     

    Simplicity is a wonderful thing at a time where seemingly everything is getting more and more complex. As the definition suggests, simple isn’t complicated, unnecessary or overdone. There are no distractions, bells or whistles.

    But how does this apply to aviation security training? Is simplicity still a good thing?

    Let’s take a look.


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    Aviation Security Program Staff and Contract Instructors- The Real costs

    Posted by Brandon Bernard on Tue, Jun 25, 2013



    Over the last couple months, we have discussed making your aviation security training program more efficient, who needs training, the three most commonly forgotten groups, and how much you really will spend developing and running your in house training program. These blogs have all helped pull the curtain back from some of the most common questions when it comes to aviation security training. These all have been fairly general. This month, we get a bit more specific. Those of you who have an in-house training program may go as far as having staff or contracted instructors. Let’s take a look at the real cost of that decision.

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