Aircraft Operator | October 9, 2022
Criminal History Records Check (CHRC)
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.
Crewmember, Aircraft Operator | November 1, 2021
Known Crewmember® Rules For Use, Effective November 21, 2022
KCM® Rules for Use are as Follows:
Cargo Operator, Aircraft Operator, Blog | November 1, 2021
Twelve-Five Standard Security Program Training Information
Aircraft operators with a TSA Twelve-Five Standard Security Program are required to provide certain training to their security-sensitive employees. Below is an overview of the training modules we offer.
Training, Cargo Operator, Aircraft Operator, Corporate Flight Department, DASSP, TFSSP | October 27, 2021
Ways to Make Your Aviation Security Training Program More Efficient
In the last couple months we have spent some time talking about aviation security training. We have talked about who needs to take trainingand who is commonly forgotten. This month we focus on more of the economic consequences of training and what can be done to minimize those.
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.
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.
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.
Crewmember, Fixed Base Operator, Aircraft Operator, ID & Badging, Blog | March 29, 2019
Mark your calendar, folks. Phase 4 of REAL ID is here!
Updated April 10, 2023
National Security is a top priority for the United States, and the forms with which we identify ourselves are being upgraded to meet the minimum-security standards established in the REAL ID Act. The REAL ID Act was passed in 2005 as an effort to boost the security features of identification cards and therefore, circumvent tampering and counterfeiting. The Act also establishes stricter document requirements in the application process as an added measure to prevent unauthorized individuals from obtaining a REAL ID.
Fixed Base Operator, Aircraft Operator, Blog | January 28, 2019
Is Your Company Safe from Insider Threat?
First, what is an insider threat? According to the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) 2018 Report of the Aviation Security Advisory Committee on Insider Threats at Airports, “The term insider threat refers to individuals with privileged access to sensitive areas and/or information, who intentionally or unwittingly misuse or allow others to misuse this access to exploit vulnerabilities in an effort to compromise security, facilitate criminal activity, terrorism, or other illicit actions which inflict harm to people, an organization, the air transportation system or national security.”
With that definition in mind, let’s examine the components of insider threat and how you can protect your operation from them.