Human Trafficking: 6 Preventative Tips
Traveling internationally always comes with some level of risk and one of these risks is falling prey to human traffickers. Whether you work as a flight crewmember on international flights or are planning a personal vacation abroad, there are six preventative tips you can take to increase your safety and security.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.