NATA Compliance Services (NATACS), a subsidiary of the National Air Transportation Association specialising in employee background investigation and HR compliance, has launched its brand-new CDCCheck system, which allows aircraft operators to streamline their compliance with the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) testing and documentation requirements for all inbound international passengers travelling by air.
“CDCCheck is the solution operators need, now,” states NATACS CEO Michael Sundheim. “NATACS has leveraged more than two decades of proven and trusted regulatory digital record-keeping experience to bring CDCCheck to a market in need of swift compliance assistance during these challenging times.”
As of 26 January 2021, all aircraft operators entering the US are required to confirm each passenger's documentation of a negative COVID-19 test result or proof of recovery and verify each passenger's completion of an attestation. Further, aircraft operators have been directed to keep an electronic or paper record of the attestation for a period of two years.
CDCCheck digitises and meets aircraft operators' documentation and record-keeping requirements, while keeping sensitive passenger information safe, private and secure. The process is quick and easy, starting at the time a flight is booked. The system allows passengers to enter their own information, electronically sign their attestations and upload their test results ahead of their flight. Once complete, passengers are assigned a validation number for the crewmembers to review and confirm before embarkation. All data is kept electronically, reducing the handling of paper documentation by passengers and crewmembers.
“NATACS took great care in ensuring the same safeguards and integrity of passenger data for CDCCheck as are available across all of its platforms,” says NATA president and CEO Timothy Obitts. “As health concerns are paramount, this programme further reduces the already minimal touchpoints afforded by private travel, a transformative advance for the industry.”