US business aircraft charter company Blue Star Jets says it is working with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to offer an upgraded security standard involving background checks on customers.

Although Blue Star claims passengers can charter a jet with only 4h notice, it says it carries out a security background check on them, as it does on its own pilots and maintenance crews. The passenger background check consists of notifying customer names to the TSA, which tells the operator whether they appear on the agency's no-fly list. When passengers arrive for boarding, they are required to provide two separate forms of identification, to be registered on the manifest, and to quote the tail number of the aircraft allocated for their flight.

Source: Flight International