FAA TO USE AAAE AS CRIMINAL RECORD CHECK CLEARINGHOUSE
The Federal Aviation Administration has designated the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) to be their clearinghouse for criminal record checks conducted on all persons with access to the secured areas of the nation’s airports who have not been subjected to previous checks.
FAA Administrator Jane Garvey last month announced plans to conduct criminal record checks on employees with access to secured areas.
Under this partnership, airlines and airports will submit employee fingerprints and a $31-per-person fee to AAAE. AAAE will forward the fingerprints to the Federal Bureau of Investigation for the criminal record check. The results will be submitted to the FAA and posted on a secure FAA Web site, available only to airlines and airports using their own secure access codes. Airlines and airports will only be able to view the results for fingerprints they have submitted.
In this capacity, AAAE will serve as the single point-of-contact for approximately 430 airports and airlines, while providing efficiencies and an expedited processing for both the federal government and industry.