Jet Aviation Flight Services becomes first organization approved for expanded Known Crewmember Program

June 5, 2014

Jet Aviation Flight Services is approved to offer Known Crewmember® (KCM) to Part 135 air charter crewmembers. This risk-based screening system enables Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officers to positively verify the identity and employment status of flight crewmembers.

The KCM program was developed by Airlines for America (A4A) and the Airline Pilots Association (ALPA), with the support and approval of TSA, to expedite flight crewmember access to sterile airport areas to reduce passenger-screening line congestion and to enhance security. Through additional efforts of the National Air Transportation Association (NATA), the program was expanded to include Part 135 air charter pilots.

Under the KCM program, badges and tokens are issued to crewmembers upon verification of identity and occupation. Uniformed Jet Aviation crewmembers will then receive expedited checkpoint screening through dedicated KCM lanes at airports with access points.

“Jet Aviation is pleased to be the first aircraft operator approved to participate in the Known Crewmember Program for Part 135 air charter flight crews,” said Don Haloburdo, vice president and general manager, Jet Aviation Flight Services. “Our pilots are evaluated per the high standards established by TSA, and KCM will benefit our crewmembers and passengers by significantly improving efficiency in safety and security.”