Screening Change

The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) has welcomed a change that will ease the radiation-screening procedure conducted by US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents for business aircraft flying into the US.  As of June 15, auxiliary power units (APU) may remain on while radiation checks are made on aircraft entering the country, as long as the exhaust vents for those units are at least 8ft (2.4m) above ground.  In the past, once the APU and all electrical systems were shut down, crews had to build in ground delays while the aircraft’s computerised electronics systems were re-started.