Passenger airlines and airfreight companies face incredibly strict screening regulations. To help you ensure compliance with PRIA, FAA and DOT requirements, we’ve designed unique screening solutions specifically for the aviation industry. Developed with input from the leading airlines we serve, as well as guidance from aviation compliance experts, our solutions provide accurate results in unsurpassed turnaround times. HireRight can carefully screen applicants for the ground crew, and help your potential pilots and flight attendants be quickly cleared for takeoff—or flagged for the no-fly list.

HireRight can customize screening packages based on best practices for the aviation industry that meet your budget, regulatory compliance requirements and level of risk tolerance. We recommend the following set of core screening services for your safety and non-safety sensitive positions. Additional products are available for a more in-depth background screen. Please contact us to discuss our full line of product offerings.

Safety Sensitive Positions

Driving records provide state DMV-reported information on the applicant’s driver’s license, license class and type, endorsements, restrictions, driving violations, suspensions and DUIs when available.
In accordance with the Pilot Records Improvement Act, drug and alcohol test results for pilots from previous employers are verified for the last five years.
A search on a pilot’s previous employment history for the past five years is conducted.
An applicant’s previous work history is verified by directly contacting former employers or their authorized agents to obtain dates of employment, position, reasons for leaving, rehire eligibility and salary history.
The application is reviewed for any gaps in historical employment records. If a gap is found, HireRight will obtain a professional reference for the associated time period in question.
The current airman medical certificate is verified including level, category, class and type ratings. It also reports limitations to those certificates and ratings and summaries of legal enforcement actions.
Reports the dates and descriptions of any accidents or incidents on record with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and includes information about the source and verification of the data.
Verify driver’s license information about pilots/applicants who have had their licenses revoked or suspended, or who have been convicted of serious traffic violations, such as driving while impaired by alcohol or drugs, in accordance with PRIA.
An applicant’s FAA mechanics license on record with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is confirmed, including the source of the license, current license status, the number and issue date.
Obtain drug and alcohol testing records from DOT-regulated employers who have employed the applicant during the previous two years. This service facilitates compliance with DOT Regulation CFR Part 40, Section 40.25.
Tests for the presence of illicit substances using a five-panel DOT-compliant drug test and Federal Custody and Control Form (CCF). Pre-Employment, post-accident, random, reasonable suspicion, follow-up and return-to-duty testing is available.
Check for the presence of alcohol to determine potential alcohol use. HireRight offers several alcohol test methods such as breath, saliva and blood tests.
The standard exam includes a complete physical exam result report that contains exam details such as physical expiration date, physical type and certification status, plus an image of the original Medical Examination Reports for each completed result. The premier exam contains all of the above, including a compliance review by a medical professional who will screen the DOT report for completeness and compliance with federal regulations.
A wider search is performed by investigating additional sources to locate criminal records in jurisdictions beyond applicant’s known address history and stated work locations. No records or information are reported from Widescreen Plus sources. Widescreen Plus is used only to identify additional jurisdictions to search.
County criminal court records are searched to identify whether an applicant has a criminal record history in the jurisdictions corresponding to their address history.
Streamlines the Department of Homeland Security’s employment eligibility process by using electronic I-9 forms and quickly determines an applicant’s work eligibility status using the E-Verify system (if enrolled).

Non-Safety Sensitive Positions

Driving records provide state DMV-reported information on the applicant’s driver’s license, license class and type, endorsements, restrictions, driving violations, suspensions and DUIs when available.
An applicant’s previous work history is verified by directly contacting former employers or their authorized agents to obtain dates of employment, position, reasons for leaving, rehire eligibility and salary history.
Searches are performed with higher education institutions or their authorized agents to validate the applicant’s receipt of degrees, certificates and/or diplomas.
Verifies an applicant’s license with the issuing authority, reveals disciplinary actions, renewal and expiration dates.
Interviews are conducted with an applicant’s former colleague or co-worker to gain greater insight into their professional background.
A wider search is performed by investigating additional sources to locate criminal records in jurisdictions beyond applicant’s known address history and stated work locations. No records or information are reported from Widescreen Plus sources. Widescreen Plus is used only to identify additional jurisdictions to search.
County criminal court records are searched to identify whether an applicant has a criminal record history in the jurisdictions corresponding to their address history.
Streamlines the Department of Homeland Security’s employment eligibility process by using electronic I-9 forms and quickly determines an applicant’s work eligibility status using the E-Verify system (if enrolled).
Tests for the presence of illicit drug use and provides the option of multiple panels and lab-based or instant tests to fit an employer’s needs.
Checks for the presence of alcohol to determine potential alcohol use. HireRight offers several alcohol test methods such as breath, saliva and blood tests.