Passenger and Baggage Screening (SPP)

The Screening Partnership Program (SPP) was created by Congress as part of the Aviation and Transportation Security Act (ATSA) of 2001 to allow private screening companies to conduct passenger and baggage screening at airports under TSA’s regulation and oversight. Through innovative staffing, progressive discipline and best business practices, a private company can aggressively address any operational, personnel or performance concerns. Specific needs of an airport and its stakeholders such as attendance, customer service, and wait times can all be addressed more efficiently by using a private screening company.

In 2002, CAS was the only private contractor awarded multiple contracts for providing commercial screening services to the TSA under the privatization pilot program initiated by the Aviation and Transportation Security Act (ATSA). CAS successfully mobilized and hired over 1,200 screening personnel at San Francisco International Airport (SFO) and the Tupelo Regional Airport (TUP) within six weeks of contract award.

In 2005, Covenant Aviation Security was awarded the screening contract at Sioux Falls Regional Airport in Sioux Falls, SD (which was the first airport to de-federalize its workforce under the TSA’s SPP).

Under the SPP, Covenant Aviation Security’s primary responsibilities are to provide checkpoint passenger screening and checked baggage screening in order to prevent the introduction of explosives, improvised explosive devices, and prohibited articles into the sterile areas through the application of X-ray imaging technologies, physical search and other detection innovations.

Covenant Aviation Security has over 1,400 ATSA certified screeners at the following airports:

  • San Francisco International Airport (SFO) San Francisco, CA
  • Glasgow International Airport (GGW) Glasgow, MT
  • Sioux Falls Regional Airport (FSD) Sioux Falls, SD
  • Havre City-County Airport (HVR) Havre, MT
  • Tupelo Regional Airport (TUP) Tupelo, MS
  • Wolf Point Airport (OLF) Wolf Point, MT
  • Sidney Richland Airport (SDY) Sidney, MT
  • Lewiston Municipal Airport (LWT) Lewiston, MT
  • Glendive Dawson Community Airport (DGV) Glendive, MT
  • 4 Mile City Frank Wiley Field Airport (MLS) Miles City, MT

Our goal of effective and efficient security screening services is founded upon experience, best business practices, technology, innovation and consistency that promote customer service in the security screening process.

CAS has the management structure, business systems, human resource processes, and quality assurance programs needed to exceed the expectations of any airport. Only through our people can we guarantee superior customer focused security services that enhance the screening experience for the traveling public.


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