TSA Announces news Alternate Screening Procedures for Pilots
Pilot Identity Verification Program Moves Forward
Contact: Captain Paul Onorato, President
Coalition of Airline Pilots Associations (CAPA)
WASHINGTON, DC – November 19, 2010. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Administrator John S. Pistole announced today that the agency is taking additional steps to streamline security screening for U.S. air carrier pilots. Pistole directed TSA to review existing protocols for pilots after he was appointed to lead the agency this summer.
“Establishing a secure system to positively identify and verify the employment status of uniformed pilots is a common sense, risk-based approach that allows TSA to dedicate more resources to unknown threats,” said Capt. Paul Onorato, President of the Coalition of Airline Pilots Associations (CAPA). “This is another example of pilots working with TSA to help ensure the safety and security of the traveling public.