Training, Fixed Base Operator | December 1, 2021
NATACS DASSP FBO Training
A Fixed-Base Operator (FBO) must comply with the DCA Fixed Base Operator Security Program in order to serve as a last point of departure for general aviation and charter flights into and out of the Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA). FBOs enrolled in DASSP are required to provide certain types of training to their employees. Below is an overview of the training modules we offer.
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.
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.
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.
Airport, Fixed Base Operator, Maintenance Operator, Anti-Drug & Alcohol Program Manager, Aircraft Operator, Education, Anti-Drug & Alcohol Program Management, Aircraft Repair, Blog | July 9, 2018
FMCSA vs. FAA, part 2
Knowing when a company needs to set up a drug program, or when safety-sensitive employees should be administered a drug or alcohol test, is not always intuitive. But what if you have safety-sensitive employees who are subject to more than one agency? In Part 1 of our blog series, we discussed the differences between the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) drug programs. For Part 2, we’re diving into when a safety-sensitive employee reports to both agencies and what you should know.
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.
Fixed Base Operator, Anti-Drug & Alcohol Program Manager, Aircraft Operator, Aircraft Repair | December 12, 2017
Top 6 Questions Regarding Marijuana Use In the Aviation Industry
The use of marijuana for medical or recreational use continues to gain legal ground across the U.S., leaving many people in the Aviation Industry wondering how this affects their operation. In a previous blog post, we discussed the confusion surrounding this topic and presented facts concerning marijuana. To provide more clarity, we answer the top 6 questions that aviation companies have:
Airport, Fixed Base Operator, Maintenance Operator, Anti-Drug & Alcohol Program Manager, Aircraft Operator, Anti-Drug & Alcohol Program Management, Aircraft Repair, Blog | April 11, 2017
FAA Inspection Items – What You Need To Know
Has it been a while since your last FAA inspection? Or are you new to the requirements and regulations you need to follow?
If so, you may be shocked by the FAA Inspection Items that your company is required to provide; and even if it’s not a "regulatory requirement", you will undoubtedly get through the inspection a lot easier with the extra documentation.
Over the last two years or so, the FAA-issued Inspection Items have evolved to be more in-depth and require more preparation than in years previous. So what should you expect for your next inspection?
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...