Jet Aviation’s staffing division Jet Professionals is hiring US law-enforcement officers to meet the requirement that an armed guard be on all private jet flights in to and out of Washington DC’s Reagan National airport when it reopens to general aviation on 15 October.
Jet Professionals expects to have 500 law-enforcement officers ready to fly by the time National reopens to GA in October, and says it has clients already signed up for the new service. Officers are being recruited in Washington and at the “gateway” airports where GA flights to National must first stop for security screening. Law-enforcement officers recruited by Jet Professionals will study the US Transportation Security Agency’s training course. Parent company Jet Aviation will act as the required fixed-base operator sponsor.
Although National is the only airport that requires an armed guard on board the aircraft, the Teterboro, New Jersey-based company plans to offer the service to clients who want to be escorted by a security officer when travelling to other airports.

Source: Flight International