Airport Screening, Security, Intelligence, and Advisory

TigerSwan Aviation Security team brings an unparalleled depth of on-the-ground experience and unrivaled leadership in the field of aviation security and management.

Team TigerSwan includes the largest privately-held, American-owned and -operated security guard company in the United States. For more than 30 years, members of our team have provided professional and expertly trained aviation security advisors, managers, supervisors, and security officers to the U.S. Government, foreign governments, and international agencies and industries. Our solutions emphasize comprehensive capability development and threat detection to include risk-based initiatives, efficient and effective management, and flexible and adaptive operations.

Team TigerSwan has past performance in screening and security guard operations to over five international airports including Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI), Honolulu Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL), Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX), Albuquerque International airport (ABQ), and Kansas City International Airport (MCI) among others.

Our team incorporates the very best of aviation security, federal leadership experience, and comprehensive security capabilities, to provide a specialized suite of services that exceed international standards.

Our aviation security operations at Honolulu International Airport (HIA) consistently scored high on government red-team security testing, and was declared to be one of the safest airports in the United States by the Transportation Safety Administration (TSA).

Full Airport Security Program Services

We specialize in providing uniformed security services executed by well-trained and qualified security officers who perform their duties in an efficient and professional manner.

We have extensive knowledge of International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Standards and Recommended Practices found in Annex 17, Annex 9, and Security Manual 8973 and were instrumental in the creation and activation of TSA and its successful implementation at over 450 airports across the U.S. Our team offers seasoned experience in providing airport security screening and operational services to numerous U.S. International Airports. We are an industry leader in conducting federal risk threat assessments and have the ability to deliver superior, specialized aviation security services.

Our team of experts has designed, implemented, managed and/or provided assessments of critical Airport Security Programs (ASPs) at Spokane International Airport, Kansas City International Airport (MCI), and Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI). Since 2015, we have been directly contracted to provide 24/7 contract security services for Arnold Air Force Base, a 45,000-acre fenced facility with a 6000-foot military runway and taxi ways. Team TigerSwan operates the Central Alarm and Control Center monitoring over 2,000 alarm points and 200 CTV cameras, including entry control, vehicle screening and visitor screening services at all entry control points including a large scale commercial vehicle entry control point. Team TigerSwan patrols and monitors perimeter fencing and secures the base housing complex. We also manage the primary visitor control access center. Since 2008, Team TigerSwan has been under direct contract to design, install, operate and maintain Airfield ground base force protection systems and advanced technical perimeter security measures for the United States Air Force Central Command (AFCENT) and is currently running these operations in Afghanistan, Qatar, Jordan, and Kuwait. These systems include slide arm gates, pop-up barriers and armored gate houses at entry control points and Skywatch Towers, ground radar, motion sensors, seismic and other highly sensitive surveillance equipment to monitor perimeter security.

Team TigerSwan will provide officers with specialized training in security, safety, operations, reporting, emergency response and Active Shooter Training. We the knowledge and ability to develop the proper program to service your needs. Team TigerSwan staff is fully compliant with USA 49 CFR 1500 – 1550.

Services Provided: Screen persons or vehicles seeking access to restricted areas; Staff fixed site posts; Perform roving vehicle patrols; Respond to and investigate alarms; Operate CCTV Systems; Staff Command Centers; Maintain security logs; Operate walk-through metal detectors (WTMDs) and hand-held metal detectors (HHMDs); Operate X-ray and ETDs; Inspection of goods and personnel; Training; Develop specialized training curriculum; Quality Assurance programs; Concession screening; Exit Lane staffing; Employee portal screening; Construction access control.

Cargo Screening

Team TigerSwan has been involved with cargo security since before the inception of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) mandate for 100% cargo screening.

Members of the our team were part of the initial leadership responsible for creating and organizing the TSA and have served in senior, technical and critical leadership and operational roles at the TSA, U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and the U.S. Secret Service.

Our team has experience managing security operations to include all passenger, baggage and cargo screening services at major U.S. airports, specifically Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, Dallas Love Field Airport, Baltimore-Washington International Airport, Denver International Airport, John F. Kennedy International Airport, San Francisco International Airport, and Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport, Little Rock, Arkansas.

We provide all personnel, supervision, materials, supplies, testing, and other incidental items and services necessary for performance of the work 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Aircraft and Ramp Security

Team TigerSwan provides security services ensuring your aircraft, ramp, operations area and facility are properly secured and compliant.

  • Aircraft Flight Guards – documented access control to all support personnel requiring access to your aircraft.
  • Ramp Guards -ensures aircraft perimeter by monitoring and documenting movements of ramp employees and support vehicles.
  • High Value Escorts – provides personnel to monitor and document shipments which may require special handling to or from aircraft.
  • Facility Guards – provides facility security monitoring personnel entering and exiting your facilities, ensuring only authorized employees are permitted, and challenge requirements are continuously conducted.
  • Perimeter Posts – secures your perimeter posts within your airport Exclusive Area Agreements, ensuring only authorized personnel and vehicles are allowed entry or departure access from your controlled areas.

Inspection K-9 Dogs

Team TigerSwan can provide K-9 teams, as well as qualified trainers to train said K-9 teams, to conduct sniffs at designated airport facilities, routes into the facilities and along all points of entry and check points.  Dog-handling teams meet all criteria for education and training to assure the quality and efficacy of the teams.  This shall include certification of handlers and K-9s and documentation of their performance.  

Last Point of Departure

Team TigerSwan helps government and aviation sector clients around the world meet Last Point of Departure (LPD) requirements for flights to the United States. Whether seeking LPD status for the first time, or keeping pace with the evolving requirements of the U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA), our clients benefit from a comprehensive LPD advisory package and the unmatched institutional and operational knowledge of our aviation security team. We work with airports, airlines, aviation authorities, security agencies, and governments to enhance their security posture to meet LPD standards, providing our clients with the best chances of achieving LPD status.