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DHS/TSA/PIA-018 TSA Secure Flight Program


The purpose of the Secure Flight program is to screen individuals before they access airport sterile areas or board aircraft. This screening is designed to identify known or suspected terrorists or other individuals who may be a threat to transportation or national security, to prevent some identified individuals from gaining access to airports and airplanes where they may jeopardize the lives of passengers, and to ensure that other identified individuals receive enhanced physical screening prior to accessing airport sterile areas or boarding an aircraft. Secure Flight performs watch list matching on carrier-provided traveler information to the No Fly and Selectee portions of the Terrorist Screening Database (TSDB) maintained by the Terrorist Screening Center (TSC), as well as other watch lists to identify individuals who may need additional screening or are prevented from travel.

Associated SORN(s)

  • DHS/TSA-001 Transportation Security Enforcement Record System
  • DHS/TSA-011 Transportation Security Intelligence Service Files
  • DHS/TSA-019 Secure Flight Records
Attachment Ext. Size Date
DHS/TSA/PIA-018(i) Secure Flight - Silent Partner and Quiet Skies - April 2019 PDF 319.7 KB
DHS/TSA/PIA-018(h) Secure Flight - July 2017 PDF 365.36 KB
DHS/TSA/PIA-018(g) TSA Secure Flight Program - December 2014 PDF 247.87 KB
DHS/TSA/PIA-018(f) TSA Secure Flight Program - September 2013 PDF 173.06 KB
PIA-018(e) Secure Flight Program Update – April 13, 2012 PDF 189.47 KB
PIA-018(b) Secure Flight Program Update - August 15, 2011 PDF 206.32 KB
PIA-018(a) Secure Flight Program Update - October 21, 2008 PDF 284.11 KB
PIA-018 Secure Flight Program - August 9, 2007 PDF 222.99 KB
Last Updated: 03/31/2023
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