The TSA recently released a “technical change” to the Twelve-Five Standard Security Program to exclude aircraft weighing 12,500 pounds or less from the 12-5 Program requirements. Prior to this change, the 12-5 Program included aircraft engaged in scheduled and charter operations with a maximum certificated takeoff weight of 12,500 pounds or more. This “technical change” will release a number of operators from the 12-5 Program requirements who shouldn’t have been included in the first place.
Affected operators should contact their TSA Principal Security Inspector to ensure that they are properly removed from the TSA database. More information on the 12-5 Program is available at the NBAA website here.