TSA, NATA Renew General Aviation Security Partnership

 - October 27, 2022, 12:23 PM
NATA's Compliance Services will continue to collect and process security data for general aviation pilots under a renewed partnership with the TSA. (CBP Photo by Glenn Fawcett)

The partnership between the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and NATA regarding security measures for members of the commercial and general aviation industry has entered its 25th year with the recent renewal of the relationship for an additional five years. 

Under the agreement, NATA's Compliance Services (NATACS) provides the TSA with pre-enrollment, enrollment, biometric collection, secure data transmission, and results distribution for covered individuals such as crewmembers of air-taxi, business and general aviation aircraft, and flight-training candidates. This is accomplished through the NATACS-managed network of more than 350 certified government-trusted agents located worldwide. 

“We are honored to continue the essential and relevant work that we do with the TSA and our industry”, said NATACS v-p of security and operations Joe Dalton. “As a trusted fingerprint facility, NATACS will remain steadfast in providing the services that our dynamic aviation community has depended on for over two decades."

NATACS COO Shirley Negri added, “NATACS’ enrollment and credentialing-management services continue to evolve as the industry responds to regulatory requirements. The renewal of a successful public/private partnership allows for both the regulated and the regulator access to standardized procedures, technology-driven tools, and the ability to deploy timely solutions quickly."