Known Crewmember Implementation Plans
ALPA hosted a briefing yesterday
in Washington, D.C., to discuss upcoming implementation plans for the Known
Crewmember program (KCM).
ALPA president Capt. Lee Moak and Airlines for America (A4A) Sr. Vice
President Dave Berg opened the meeting by emphasizing that the program’s success
thus far is largely due to the coordination of the airlines, government, and our
The most encouraging news is that, after several months of behind-the-scenes
work, KCM site surveys are scheduled at eight additional airports—Denver (DEN),
Las Vegas (LAS), Salt Lake City (SLC), Newark (EWR), JFK New York (JFK),
LaGuardia (LGA), Washington, D.C. (DCA), and Philadelphia (PHL).
KCM will begin at each airport as soon as its system is
ready to become operational, with the first additional sites expected to come
online beginning this summer. The KCM program, which has already facilitated
more than 500,000 pilot entries through security since August 2011, will add a
bar code reader at all locations in the near future. This will further expedite
pilots through security.
More information about KCM is available at
KCM information is included on the ALPA app for iPhone and Droid users.
Participants at the briefing included representatives from the Frontier
Airline Pilots Association, the US Airline Pilots Association, the Independent
Pilots Association, and the Southwest Airlines Pilots’ Association.
February 15 FastRead NewsFlash, ALPA and A4A announced their plans to
expand the Known Crewmember program to all Category X and Category 1 airports
across the United States.