TSA, NATA Renew Partnership for Five More Years

 - January 3, 2017, 10:44 AM

The U.S. Transportation Security Administration has renewed its partnership with National Air Transportation Association Compliance Services (NATACS) for another five years. The government/industry partnership authorizes NATACS to continue as a trusted fingerprint facility and implement a range of background check and other security-related services for the business and general aviation community.

NATACS provides pre-enrollment, enrollment, fingerprint collection and secure data transmission for TSA-conducted background checks on flight crewmembers and flight students. The partnership includes participants in the Known Crewmember Program, the Twelve-Five Standard Security Program, Private Charter Standard Security Program, DCA Access Standard Security Program and Alien Flight Student Program. In addition, the agreement covers operators accessing the “Maryland three” federal restricted zone airports. NATACS manages more than 200 certified enrollment specialists who process background and other information on thousands of crewmembers and students each year.

NATACS exists to help the TSA carry out its critical security mission, ensuring industry compliance with the government’s strict requirements, all while minimizing the costs and impact on businesses,” said NATACS CEO Michael Sundheim. “NATACS looks forward to an ongoing, strong partnership with the TSA in the coming years.”