Safeguard Shipments with a TSA-Approved Indirect Air Carrier (IACSSP)
AIT Worldwide Logistics takes security seriously. We’re committed to the safety of our customers’ assets and the global supply chain, as well as our teammates, visitors, facilities and communities.
Read on find out how our Indirect Air Carrier status underscores that commitment and helps our customers expand their reach—safely and securely.
Just as the U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) monitors every passenger and piece of luggage traveling through U.S. airports, they also manage the security of air cargo.
Indeed, air freight through the United States is highly regulated. That’s why anyone tendering cargo to an air carrier must first be accepted into the TSA’s Indirect Air Carrier (IAC) program.
More technically, an IAC is “any person or entity within the United States, not in possession of a Federal Aviation Administration air carrier operating certificate, which undertakes to engage indirectly in air transportation of property and uses for all or any part of such transportation the services of an air carrier.” Learn more at tsa.gov.
You can move cargo domestically without a TSA IAC; however, uncertified companies do not have access to as many options for air freight as approved TSA IACs. Additional benefits of choosing a TSA-approved IAC include the ability to meet tight deadlines and secure better rates via extra cargo space on passenger or commercial aircraft.
Long-standing, experienced logistics solutions providers, like AIT, are also more likely to offer TSA-certified cargo screening facilities, as well as licenses and certifications across a range of channels and commodities, from pharmaceuticals to food to hazardous materials.