Issued by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) 4 January 2020
Due to increasing tensions within the Middle East, an alert bulletin was issued by DHS. This bulletin highlights that attacks can come at any time with little or no warning, however, a specific, credible threat is not currently known. Advisory Bulletins describe current developments or general trends regarding threats of terrorism.
Please read the full bulletin here to stay informed, be prepared and learn how you can help.
Real ID Coming 1 October 2020
Beginning October 1, 2020, every air traveler 18 years of age and older will need a REAL ID-compliant driver’s license or another acceptable form of ID to fly within the United States.
Download the Fact Sheet here, or visit the tsa.gov/real-id to download the toolkit.
The below image shows the states currently in compliance. Click on the image to view details by state.
Super Bowl GA Flight Requirements
Published by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) 2 January 2020
The FAA has posted a Notice to Airman (NOTAM) in preparation to Super Bowl LIV. Special restrictions will be in place for both General Aviation (GA) and Unmanned Aircraft (UA) flights
Please click here to view the full details.
TSA Best Practices and Recommendations - Protecting Public Areas
Published by the TSA October 2019
Education, communication and cooperation are just some of the important topics discussed in this publication on protecting public areas from the Transportation Security Administration.
Click here to download the full document.
General Aviation Security Guidelines for Airport Operators and Users
Joe Dalton on 2 July 2019
Do you know in 2004 the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) published Security Guidelines for General Aviation Airport Operators and Users? The guidelines provided general aviation (GA) operators a quick resource on topics that had only been communicated to commercial operators. In 2017, the security guidelines document was updated by the TSA’s Aviation Security Advisory Committee (ASAC) to reflect current practices.
Members of the GA community identified eight functional areas of security and is broken down into detailed discussions of methods and strategies. The eight functional areas of security are:
- Risk-based methodology
- Infrastructure: Airports/Facilities (including fixed based operators (FBOs) and corporate based operators (CBOs))
- Security Plans and Communications
- Specialty Operations
- Tenants and Users
Why is this document important? Click here to learn more!
National Strategy for Aviation
Published by the White House December 2018
The latest National Strategy for Aviation Security (NSAS) plan expands the list of national threats to include foreign intelligence activities, the spread of infectious diseases through air travel and insiders.
To download the full NSAS, click here.
(Human Trafficking) Awareness Training Saves Lives
Posted by Whitney Sigafoose on 30 October 2018
Human trafficking is a worldwide epidemic. According to the International Labour Organization, an estimated 40.3 million people are victims of modern-day slavery. Of those 40.3 million people, 24.9 million people are in forced labor and 15.4 million are in forced marriage. Contrary to popular belief, this is not just an issue overseas, it is happening right in our own backyard. The image below from the Polaris Project shows the largest hot spots for human trafficking here in the United States.
Click here to learn more.