Part 135 Operators Now Must Use Unique APIS Codes
Effective April 13, Part 135 operators are now required to use dedicated air-carrier codes when electronically transmitting advance passenger information system (APIS) data to the Customs & Border Protection (CBP) agency. NBAA said its APIS submission service has been modified to allow for the use of APIS carrier codes. If an operator has an IATA code, that code must be used. Otherwise, carriers must obtain an APIS carrier code from the CBP. The agency requires approximately two to three business days to process APIS registration form requests, NBAA said. For details, see www.nbaa.org/public/ops/intl/apis.