Background check

February 11, 2013 - 11:05am

For flight department managers, the work necessary to locate the best qualified temporary pilots, flight attendants or maintenance technicians has become easier over the past decade, thanks in part to the communications technology of the Internet. However, for the handful of staffing companies that actually serve as the go-between for employers and employees, the job has become considerably tougher as those companies assume much more of the risk than before.

May 14, 2012 - 4:05pm

Pilot Kelvin Romello Changur pled guilty in U.S. District Court in Miami on April 25 to falsifying his application for an FAA medical certificate and later attempting to use a U.S. passport containing some of the same false information.

January 4, 2012 - 12:40am

The European Union’s controversial emissions trading scheme (EU-ETS) officially takes effect beginning January 1 against a backdrop of ongoing political protests and legal challenges. But for business aircraft operators, the more immediate concern is to be ready to meet the next set of requirements for monitoring, reporting and verifying their carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions and preparing to start trading carbon credits.

July 29, 2011 - 7:20am

The FAA is proposing a $194,249 civil penalty against ERA for alleged violations of its drug-and-alcohol testing regulations related to pre-employment screening and random testing of existing employees during 2009 and 2010. The OGP helicopter service company has since brought its hiring and drug testing programs into compliance.

February 17, 2011 - 9:15am

“The FAA has temporarily suspended its policy of expunging certain records of legal enforcement actions against individuals to ensure compliance with recent amendments to the Pilot Records Improvement Act [PRIA],” the agency said late last week in a policy statement.

June 3, 2009 - 7:43am

So here’s a pop quiz (true or false) for all you aviation enthusiasts:

1. All employees in safety-sensitive positions at U.S. airlines must be drug and alcohol tested.

2. These same employees need 10-year background checks before being hired.

3. Mechanics are considered as occupying safety-sensitive positions.

August 4, 2008 - 6:57am

The New Jersey State Assembly deferred action on proposed legislation that would require security background checks of flight students. NBAA, AOPA and others argued that the legislation is illegal because it’s preempted by federal authority.

May 6, 2008 - 8:54am

Legislation has been introduced that would exempt foreign-national commercial pilots from the current 45-day background check requirement to obtain flight training in the U.S. The bill, introduced by Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.), would also require all foreign initial student pilots to comply with the background checks before starting training in the U.S., regardless of the size of aircraft involved.

January 25, 2008 - 9:54am

The National Air Transportation Association developed a Transportation Security Administration-approved program in time to meet the April 1 deadline for completion of TSA-required fingerprinting and background checks of crewmembers of air-taxi operators flying aircraft with an mtow of 12,500 pounds or more.

January 25, 2008 - 9:54am

The National Air Transportation Association developed a Transportation Security Administration-approved program in time to meet the April 1 deadline for completion of TSA-required fingerprinting and background checks of crewmembers of air-taxi operators flying aircraft with an mtow of 12,500 pounds or more.

 
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