Saturday, March 01, 2008

FAR Part 107 Section 205 - SIDA

SIDA - Security Identification Display Area

I am involved with construction projects on our various airports. This past week I had to get processed and signed up for SIDA training. Since we now have a carrier operating at our airport the rules have been changed, basically security access upgraded. Here is a glimpse of what it's all about.

(a) Each airport operator required to have a security program under §107.103(a) shall establish at least one SIDA. Each secured area must be a SIDA. Other areas of the airport may be SIDA's.

(b) Each airport operator required to establish a SIDA shall establish and carry out measures to prevent the unauthorized presence and movement of individuals in the SIDA and shall do the following:

(1) Establish and carry out a personnel identification system described under §107.211.
(2) Subject each individual to employment history verification as described in §107.209 before authorizing unescorted access to a SIDA.
(3) Train each individual before granting unescorted access to the SIDA, as required in §107.213.

Needless to say there were plenty of forms to fill out, 4 rounds of fingerprints to be taken and security background checks to follow. I am going to be scheduled for training next week and then I should be good to go.

At least the finger print ink cleaned up pretty easy!

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