The much anticipated IAC “tier” application process in IACMS is finally in production. The main highlight is that potential IAC applicants are asked critical IAC applicability questions in the front end. If the applicants chose the wrong answers, IACMS will automatically reject the application providing a rejection response prior to having a PSI reviewing the app.
This provides PSIs review time for legitimate applications.
Note: Even if the current SIC code selected may not be preferred cargo SIC code, PSIs must ensure even though their current business model description may not be air cargo, the description provides a future intent on how the business intends to change to air cargo handling if approved as an IAC.
Thomas M. Friedman
Industry Engagement Manager, Air Cargo
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Transportation Security Administration