Taking names is the name of the game
As of June 23, air carriers have begun using unique carrier codes when electronically transmitting advance passenger information system data to Customs & Border Protection. The change is required by new Security Directives and Emergency Amendments that require carriers to electronically send a master crew list and crew manifest data to the TSA. NBAA’s online APIS submission service has been modified to require an APIS carrier code. If an operator has an IATA code, that code must be used, as coordinated with CBP APIS account managers. Otherwise, carriers must obtain an APIS carrier code directly from CBP, using the APIS registration form. CBP requires two or three business days to process APIS carrier code requests. Part 91 operations are not subject to MCL or APIS requirements.