KCM Expands to MCO
Orlando Int’l (MCO) joined the growing list of
airports participating in the Known Crewmember (KCM) program. As of 4 a.m.
today, crewmembers could begin using the KCM access point at the B-side entry of
the west security checkpoint of MCO, which will be open from 4 a.m. to 10 p.m.
“Best news I’ve heard all day,” said an American Eagle pilot passing through
the risk-based screening system. KCM allows TSA officers to verify the identity
and employment status of crewmembers from the 39 airlines participating in the
program. In addition to Eagle, pilots from AirTran, Delta, United, and non-ALPA
pilot groups used the MCO access point today. To date, more than 4 million
crewmembers have been alternately screened through KCM or the previous CrewPASS
MCO is the 29th airport to participate in the program.
Ronald Reagan Washington National (DCA) and Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood Int’l (FLL)
have also been approved to join, and dozens more are expected in the future.
“Anything that we can use to get through security a little easier is
excellent,” said AirTran F/O Matt Griffin. “It’s a fantastic program and
extremely easy to use, especially with the barcode card. Being able to show up
after an overnight and avoid a long line like this is wonderful. We wish it was
Pilots are encouraged to obtain and register KCM barcode cards from their
airlines as soon as possible. By doing so, they will assist with expediting the
process at all KCM locations.
“It's fantastic. We can get through in seconds. I’m never late for a flight,”
said AirTran Capt. Clark Trobaugh. “It’s nice to be trusted as a professional
www.knowncrewmember.org to obtain a complete list of airports and airlines
participating in the KCM program. Pilots can also select the “KCM” tab on the
ALPA smartphone app for iPhones and Droids for KCM details.