Aircraft Operator, Blog | July 29, 2021
REAL ID and the Reality of Not Having It
Updated April 8, 2023
Since January 22, 2018, travelers with a driver’s license issued by a state that is not REAL ID-compliant are required to present an alternative form of identification before boarding a commercial aircraft. Luckily, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) website shows all states and territories are compliant or have been granted an extension. As of May 7, 2025, however, anyone planning to travel on a federally-regulated aircraft will be required to present a REAL ID or other acceptable form of ID.
Press Release | June 15, 2021
NATACS Promotes Joe Dalton and Emily Vest-Barrenchea to Senior Positions
Reno, NV, - June 15th, 2021 - The National Air Transportation Association Compliance Services (NATACS), a long-standing provider of regulatory compliance solutions, is excited to announce the promotions of Joe Dalton and Emily Vest-Barrenchea to senior management positions. Dalton is promoted to Senior Director of Security and Vest-Barrenchea is also promoted to Senior Client Success Manager.
Crewmember, Fixed Base Operator, Aircraft Operator, Corporate Flight Department, Education, DASSP | June 1, 2021
DCA Access Standard Security Program (DASSP) Training
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.
Blog | April 30, 2021
Aviation: A Transportation Method for Human Trafficking
Human trafficking is a modern term applied to an age-old system that exploits people of all ages and backgrounds for profit or personal gratification.
The trafficking of humans can be traced back thousands of years to civilizations that include the Romans, Egyptians, Mayans, Aztecs and Chinese. During these periods, transportation of victims was primarily achieved by marching them over land on foot. In the 17th century, traffickers used ships, transforming the institution into a global business. The dawn of aviation provided a new transportation option for traffickers – one that is still heavily used today.
Press Release | February 17, 2021
NATACS Launches CDCCheck™ Digital Solution for CDC Order
Washington, DC, February 17th, 2021 – Today, NATA Compliance Services (NATACS) announced the launch of its brand-new CDCCheck™ System, which allows aircraft operators to streamline their compliance with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) testing and documentation requirements for all inbound international passengers traveling by air.
Press Release | March 10, 2020
CrewID™ and NATA Safety1st Team Up to Provide Enhanced Benefits to Customers
CrewID® gives FREE badges to Safety1st participants
Washington, DC - March 10, 2020 - Last year, an agreement was made between the National Air Transportation Association (NATA) and CrewID™ to integrate NATA’s Safety1st Training Center Program into CrewID™’s Global Credentialing System. As part of that agreement, Safety1st Training Center participants will receive a CrewID™ badge at no cost. The companies are pleased to announce that, as of this week, the integration is live.
Flight Training Provider, Blog | December 23, 2019
U.S. Supports Venezuelan Passport Extension
Updated April 10, 2023
In June of 2019, the U.S. State Department expressed support of the National Assembly of Venezuela’s decree, extending printed expiration dates on Venezuelan passports for an additional five years. The move comes in the midst of a crisis that has been building for years within Venezuela’s borders and has now expanded into the global arena.
Anti-Drug & Alcohol Program Manager, Blog | September 26, 2019
Marijuana and Safety-Sensitive Functions Don’t Mix
With the rise of legalized marijuana, it’s no surprise that its use is also on the rise. Both the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the National Institute on Drug Abuse state that marijuana is the “most commonly used illicit drug in the United States." According to a 2015 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, conducted by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, 22.2 million people have used marijuana in the past month. With multiple states approving marijuana for recreational use and many more legalizing it for medicinal use, the laws can be very confusing for employees. The below map, posted by DISA Global Solutions, depicts how each state ranges from fully illegal to fully legal.
Airport, Aircraft Operator, Blog | July 2, 2019
General Aviation Security Guidelines for Airport Operators and Users
Updated November 29, 2022
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 June 2021, the security guidelines document was updated by the TSA’s Aviation Security Advisory Committee (ASAC) to reflect current practices.
Anti-Drug & Alcohol Program Manager, Aircraft Operator, Blog | April 5, 2019
Singapore Civil Aviation Authority (CAAS) To Implement New Alcohol Testing Program For Pilots
Did you know that under the European Union (EU) Ramp Inspection Program, both private and commercial aircraft are subject to inspection when operating into/out of any of the 48 participating country states? The inspection covers 53 items and is expected to take 60 minutes, if all items are checked. Recently, the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) added to their list of standard inspection items.