The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is to expand its TSA PreCheck programme, with Telos Corporation now offering the enrolment services at ten US airports.

Since the TSA first launched the TSA PreCheck application programme as a DHS Trusted Traveler Program for low-risk travellers in December 2013, active membership has grown to more than 15 million passengers.

“TSA PreCheck is a trusted traveller programme that improves overall aviation security and provides time and convenience benefits to its members,” said TSA administrator David Pekoske. “This expansion of enrolment providers will increase the network of locations where applicants may go to complete their TSA PreCheck membership.”

“Telos is excited to make TSA PreCheck enrolments accessible to more people where they live, work and shop with the launch of Telos as an authorised enrolment provider,” said Telos chief executive officer John B Wood.

Telos began enrolling its first applicants during trial periods in Annapolis in Maryland, Chantilly and Ashburn in Virginia, and Las Vegas. The company will continue to expand enrolment services nationally, offering new locations with expanded hours of operation.

TSA PreCheck members may renew their memberships online with Telos or IDEMIA (TSA PreCheck’s original enrolment provider), regardless of which they enrolled with initially.

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