TSA Expands Access Certificate Program

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The NBAA announced the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has granted permission to Part 91 operators based at Westchester County Airport (HPN) in White Plains, N.Y. and Morristown Municipal Airport (MMU) in Morristown, N.J. to begin training for TSA Access Certificates (TSAACs). The TSAAC Program is based on the NBAA Security Protocol.

Currently restricted to a proof of concept that was launched earlier this year at Teterboro Airport (TEB) in Teterboro, N.J., participation by these operators in the TSAAC Program will provide the TSA with additional data for eventual expansion of the program nationwide. TSAAC holders are granted international access without the need for a waiver, and NBAA anticipates additional benefits in the future, such as access to temporary flight restriction (TFR) airspace.