12/1/22 – TSA Statement

TSA Statement issued December 1, 2022:  

“In 2020, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) assumed more active management of the existing Known Crewmember (KCM) program operations. We have been working closely with Airlines for America (A4A) to identify capabilities of a future state KCM program that will be operated and managed by TSA in close collaboration with industry representatives.  TSA is currently referring to the KCM future state as Expedited Crew Access (ECA) to differentiate current KCM discussions from the future state discussions.  The future state program is being developed in phases with transition continuing over the next few years.  Once the transition is complete the existing KCM checkpoint system will be replaced by a system operated and managed by TSA.  Compliance with the KCM program remains a top priority for the TSA.  TSA uses a variety of tools to promote compliance with this program.  At this time, TSA will continue monitoring the frequency of KCM compliance incidents and use that information to make future decisions regarding the Unpredictable Screening Process (USP).”