Global Aviation's FBO in HIllsboro, Oregon, is now an approved gateway for Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA)

Global Aviation’s Fixed Base Operations (FBOs) in Hillsboro, OR, is now an approved TSA security checkpoint and gateway airport to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA).

After 9/11, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) temporarily closed DCA to general aviation. In 2005, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) created a comprehensive security plan and screening procedures that restored access to general aviation flights through a designated “gateway” airport as the last point of departure prior to arriving at DCA. Today, FBOs are able to apply for authorization to become a gateway airport, which removes the requirement to pass through previously designated gateways.

Global Aviation’s designation as a participant in the Fixed Base Operator Standard Security Program (FBOSSP) allows the company to offer the optimal flexibility to clients and regionally-based operators who want to take advantage of the Hillsboro-based full-service facilities for direct access into the nation’s capitol.

“Global Aviation prides itself on adhering to the highest safety standards in the industry. Flying into DCA and becoming security coordinators in partnership with TSA is a responsibility we take seriously,” states Global Aviation President, Flo Newton.  “Classifying Global Aviation and Hillsboro Airport as a gateway to DC is a big win for us all.”

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