THE MAGAZINE

Flight Crew Training

By Marta Roberts

The actions TSA has taken to develop guidance and standards for flight and cabin crew security training and to measure the effectiveness of such mandatory training are reviewed in a GAO report. The study also details the efforts TSA has taken to develop a voluntary self-defense training program.

The GAO found several weaknesses in the training, including a lack of recurrent training and the lack of a realistic training environment. “TSA has also not yet established performance measures for the program or established a time frame for evaluating the program’s effectiveness,” the report says.

A link to the full report can be found at SM online.

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