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.
Cargo Operator, Aircraft Operator, Corporate Flight Department, Blog | November 5, 2018
Are Retired Veterans the Answer to General/Business Aviation's Personnel Shortage?
Military veterans, especially pilots, have long chosen to pursue a second career in civil aviation. The Washington Post, this year, reports a little more than 80 percent of U.S. civil pilots served in the military during the 1960s. Many saw the military as a gateway to an aviation career; the military provided superior training and the opportunity to fly aircraft that was second to none. Having a military background gave pilots a clear advantage over other applicants within the general aviation industry.
Today, military veterans continue to be valuable to commercial airlines and aviation operators, but the number of veterans transitioning from the military to general aviation has decreased significantly. As a result, only “a third of private-sector U.S. pilots have military backgrounds.” Why the change?
Crewmember, Cargo Operator, Fixed Base Operator, Aircraft Operator, Corporate Flight Department, Aircraft Repair, Flight Training Provider, Blog | October 30, 2018
Awareness Training Saves Lives
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.
Cargo Operator, Anti-Drug & Alcohol Program Manager, Aircraft Operator, Anti-Drug & Alcohol Program Management, Blog | April 24, 2018
FMCSA & FAA Drug Programs
Drug programs: FMCSA vs. FAA, part 1
Complying with the guidelines of more than one U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) agency is challenging, especially when it concerns drug testing. How do you know if you need multiple drug programs? When should employees be tested? What should you do if you have employees who fall under more than one DOT agency? In our first of two blogs, we discuss when a drug program is needed, testing requirements, and the differences between drug programs for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
Cargo Operator, Fixed Base Operator, Aircraft Operator, ID & Badging, Aircraft Repair, Flight Training Provider, Blog | January 18, 2018
The Importance of Employee Identification
How many times have you turned on the TV or went online, only to hear of an individual impersonating someone else? In December 2017, the New York Post reported on a woman who walked into a major retail store, dressed as an employee, and then exited the store with more than $40,000 worth of iPhones. Law enforcement is still trying to identify her, but the most shocking detail about this story is the woman was never questioned or stopped.
Cargo Operator, Anti-Drug & Alcohol Program Manager, Aircraft Operator, Anti-Drug & Alcohol Program Management, Aircraft Repair | December 19, 2017
Part 40 Final Rule: Top 4 Questions from Employees
On December 11, 2017, the Department of Transportation (DOT) published the following information on their website regarding the recent changes to its drug testing panel. If you are enrolled in a DOT drug testing program, make sure you read their responses to the four most frequently asked questions.
Cargo Operator, Aircraft Operator, Corporate Flight Department, Blog, Other Background Checks | July 14, 2017
Background Checks Part 2: AIE vs. FOIA
Safety is paramount in the aviation industry and hiring the right pilot is important in maintaining that high standard. In a previous post, we looked at driving records. While running a Federal Aviation Administration records check is required under the Pilot Records Improvement Act of 1996 (PRIA), you also have the option to run an Accident, Incident and Enforcement (AIE) report; or submit a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request. However, what is the difference between the two?
Cargo Operator, Airport, Aircraft Operator, Corporate Flight Department, Aircraft Repair, Blog | July 11, 2017
Background Checks Part 1: What's in a driving record?
Conducting a full review of an applicant’s background is an effective way to determine if they will be an asset to your company. In this two-part background checks blog series, we dive into the benefits and challenges associated with these checks.
The two options when retrieving driving record details are as follows:
1. The National Driver Register (NDR) check
2. The Motor Vehicle Records (MVR) check
Cargo Operator, Airport, Fixed Base Operator, Maintenance Operator, Aircraft Operator, Corporate Flight Department, Flight Training Provider, Blog | March 17, 2017
Employee Termination: When and Why
Terminating an employee is never a task managers enjoy or seek to do, but occasionally it has to be done. For those of you that think letting a subpar employee skate by is easier than confronting the issues straight on, give it enough time and you'll wish you terminated that employee months ago. There's nothing worse than waiting for an employee to quit while they poison the rest of the business. So, when is it time to cut ties? Some key indicators are...