AeroPASS(TM) complies with rapid-access biometric systems regulations as defined by the Transportation Security Agency (TSA). Unlike basic fingerprint-checking solutions which often store sensitive information AeroPASS combines biometrics and PKI (Public Key Infrastructure).
A Personal Identification Verification (PIV) card issued to each AeroPASS enrollee is embedded with that individual's photograph, fingerprint biometrics and PKI using digital certificate management, which is checked against a Certificate Revocation List (CRL). The CRL rejects crew members whose status has changed due to resignation, retirement, disciplinary actions, etc. In this way, AeroPASS provides a reliable and secure method of verifying in real time the identity and employment status of airline crews.
"AeroPASS will cost an airline's crew member less than that of a newspaper each day and will improve quality of life and time spent in security lines," says Amit Gupta, Vice President and Global Head, Transportation Vertical at HCL Technologies. "One of the most appealing aspects of AeroPASS, however, is that PIV cards are interoperable with other airports regardless of that location's biometrics provider. That's not the case with older biometric fingerprint solutions currently being promoted that are not based on PIV."
The AeroPASS solution embraces the standards of the Biometric Airport Security Identification Consortium, or BASIC. The goal of the BASIC consortium is to bolster airport security through a framework that provides the nation's airports with a biometric-enabled access control system for its tenants, including airline personnel. Consistent with BASIC, the AeroPASS solution enables airline crew to assert their identity within the nation's airports, based on U.S. government's FIPS 201 credentials for federal employees and contractors.
AeroPASS provides flexible pricing plans that meet the needs of all
airlines and their crews, regardless of
|SOURCE HCL Technologies|
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