Sales

United States
Alice Badgett, Regional Sales Manager
Tel.:       +1 469 791 4214
Cell:      +1 469 507 1545
Email:    alice.badgett@aero.bombardier.com 

Canada, Mexico, Central and South America, Europe, Africa and Asia
Paul Babino, Regional Sales Manager
Tel:         +1 514 344 6623
Cell:        +1  514 467 7499
Email:    paul.babino@aero.bombardier.com

Chris Warton, Director, Customer Training
Tel:         +1 469 791 4213
Cell:       +1 469 744 6309
Email:    chris.warton@aero.bombardier.com

TSA Alien Flight Student Program

The following TSA pilot categories apply to Bombardier Aerospace Training at our respective Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) and Montreal (YUL) training sites:

Category 1 - Training:

For DFW: All Non-U.S. citizen pilots seeking their first type rating must register with the U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) prior to training.

For YUL: All Non-U.S. citizen pilots seeking their first type rating on a FAA certificate must register with the U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) prior to training.

Category 2 - Training

For DFW: All Non-U.S. pilots that have a type rating in an aircraft weighing over 12,500 lbs. who are current and qualified, seeking an additional type rating must register with the U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) prior to training.

For YUL: All Non-U.S. pilots that have a type rating in an aircraft weighing over 12,500 lbs. who are current and qualified, seeking an additional FAA type rating must register with the U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) prior to training.

Process:

  1. Once a training course has been booked, Bombardier will provide the student with the course name (description), course number, start and end dates.
  2. The student must create a new account at the TSA Alien Flight Student Program web site at https://www.flightschoolcandidates.gov/. The TSA will send the student a USER ID and Password via email after the new account has been registered. The student must then log into their account on the TSA web site and complete the multi-step application process. Important note: Customers attending Bombardier training events but under contract with CAE/SimuFlite must make sure to select Bombardier as the training provider. Additional note: The Montreal Bombardier Training Centre is part of the New York region FAA FSDO.
  3. Bombardier will confirm to the TSA that the student has been registered for training.
  4. The TSA will then notify the student by e-mail about details concerning the processing fee ($130 USD - subject to change).
  5. Once payment has been submitted, the TSA will notify the student and Bombardier via email that the Training Request is processing. Once the student documents have been accepted, the TSA will notify the student and Bombardier via email the instructions to submit their fingerprints. Fingerprinting is required for all pilots seeking Category 1 and 2 training and requires separate processing fee. Please refer to the TSA web site for further details.
  6. The TSA will notify the student and Bombardier via e-mail that their fingerprints have been received. Risk assessment will then begin.
  7. Waiting period:    
    • The TSA has up to five days (5 business days) to submit a final approval for pilots that qualify for Category 2.
    • The TSA has up to thirty days (30 calendar days) to submit a final approval for pilots required to go through Category 1.
  8. The TSA will notify the student and Bombardier by e-mail once final approval has been granted to train. Approvals are valid for 180 days (6 months).
  9. On Day-1 of the course, the student must present to Bombardier the same documents provided on the AFSP website:
    • Their current and valid passport, pilot and medical certificate. These documents will be copied and returned to the student.
  10. The student will then be photographed.
  11. Bombardier will upload the photograph to TSA through the AFSP web site.
  12. Bombardier will notify the TSA when the student's training has been completed.

Category 4 - Recurrent Training

For DFW: Non-U.S. citizen pilots seeking any recurrent pilot training

For YUL: Non-U.S. citizen pilots seeking FAA recurrent pilot training

The TSA requires flight schools to notify them that candidates have requested recurrent training. The following is the process for applicants to obtain TSA Category 4 approvals.

Process:

  1. Candidates will need to create an AFSP account at www.flightschoolcandidates.gov.
  2. Prior to Bombardier being able to submit the Category 4 training request the candidate must submit the same personal information online as training requests under Category 1-3:
    • Name, Citizenship, Document information, Addresses, Employment.
  3. This must include uploaded copies of the Candidate's:
    • Unexpired passport.
    • Current airman's certificate / license, both sides showing type rating(s).
  4. This change DOES NOT affect fingerprints.
    • Category 4 training requests are currently exempt from the fingerprint requirement.
  5. Candidates will select Bombardier as the Flight Training Provider.
    • The approvals will be specific to each training location. Bombardier Dallas or Bombardier Montreal is to be selected based upon the training center used.
    • This will then give Bombardier access to submit a Category 4 request for the Candidate.
  6. Once Bombardier training receives the application from the TSA we will then:
    • Confirm the applicant information.
    • Process the $70 Fee. This fee is non-refundable if training does not occur.
    • Submit the Category 4 request.
  7. The TSA approval process for Category 4 may take up to 10 business days.
  8. The TSA will notify the student and Bombardier by e-mail once final approval has been granted.  Approvals are valid for 180 days (6 months).
  9. Bombardier will take a digital photo of the Candidate upon arrival for flight training, and upload a copy of the photo to TSA through the AFSP website.
  10. Bombardier will notify the TSA when the student's training has been completed.

TSA processes are subject to change without notice.

Bombardier will not be held responsible for delays in obtaining TSA approvals.