AAAE Clearinghouse becoming consensus choice for airports for aviation security background vetting services
Posted: 14 May 2014 | The American Association of Airport Executives | No comments yet
The American Association of Airport Executives Transportation Security Clearinghouse has retained the support from more than 400 airports for aviation worker channeling services…
The American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) Transportation Security Clearinghouse (Clearinghouse) has retained the support from more than 400 airports for aviation worker channeling services, including earning back recently the return business from two important airport customers – Indianapolis and Dallas Love Field – that had earlier opted for another service provider. The Clearinghouse has won every RFP that it has bid on since the third quarter of 2013.
“AAAE’s Clearinghouse remains 100 percent committed to ensuring that airports – our customers and our members – receive the very best technical services for channeling among our competitors,” AAAE Executive Vice President for AAAE Services Carter Morris said today. “In additional to technical expertise and constantly improving service offerings, our long record of direct interaction with airports sets us apart by giving us an implicit understanding of airport badging operations and the imperative that exists there to ensure security and efficiency of operations. “
Morris added that, “We understand airports and their needs, and we will fight for their interests every step of the way. Airports recognize that high level of commitment and expertise, and they are rewarding us with their business in a very competitive marketplace.”
The Clearinghouse pioneered aviation channeling in the wake of the September 11th terrorist attacks to help airports comply with new background check requirements for aviation workers. In 2012, the agency authorized two alternate vendors to provide designated aviation channeling services to the nation’s airports. AAAE’s Clearinghouse continues to support more than 90 percent of aviation channeling for TSA mandated aviation worker background checks.
TSA regulations require biographic-based Security Threat Assessments (STA) and biometric-based Criminal History Records Checks (CHRC) be conducted for all badged airport workers. As an airport’s selected designated aviation channeler, the Clearinghouse is responsible for processing all biographic and biometric data for the badged population at the airport.