Tracie Carwile

Security Services Rep Tracie Carwile is one of the general aviation (GA) industry's go-to experts when it comes domestic and international security intelligence, hotel and ground transport safety, and crew security training. Over her 10 years in the industry, Tracie has developed an extensive background in all areas of flight operations and logistics – working with Universal as a Sales Assistant, UVair Sales – New Business Development and Senior Client Relations Specialist. Known for her ability to lever Universal's global network to implement last-minute security services worldwide, Tracie often handles security services for VVIPs, heads of state, and entertainers, with operational confidentiality always a paramount consideration. She assists individual flight departments in developing/amending corporate travel safety guidelines and travels nationwide to provide customized security training for flight crew members, including flight attendants. Tracie has been quoted in various publications – including Professional Pilot and NBAA publications – and can be reached at traciecarwile@univ-wea.com.

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Assessing Airport and Aircraft Security – Part 2: Aircraft Security Options

Assessing Airport and Aircraft Security – Part 2: Aircraft Security Options

Always check with your trip support and/or security provider on current security/threat status at all planned destinations and tech stops. Ensure you have the latest information on what is and what is not permitted, in terms of aircraft security, for each destination. Understand costs…

March 8, 2017 | 0 Comments More
Assessing Airport and Aircraft Security – Part 1: Top Considerations

Assessing Airport and Aircraft Security – Part 1: Top Considerations

Airport and aircraft security must always be top of mind, particularly when traveling to unfamiliar airport locations. Depending on the airport, different options and services will be available ranging from simple security considerations to more involved arrangements. It’s…

March 1, 2017 | 0 Comments More
Hotel Security for Business Aviation Travel – Part 3: Security Briefs

Hotel Security for Business Aviation Travel – Part 3: Security Briefs

In most cases you won’t find much information on specific hotel security/safety issues online – unless the hotel has had a publicized attack or security incident. Travel sites will have guest reviews, but these are mostly focused on amenities rather than safety/security specifics…

December 19, 2016 | 0 Comments More
Hotel Security for Business Aviation Travel – Part 2: Room Considerations & Tips

Hotel Security for Business Aviation Travel – Part 2: Room Considerations & Tips

A hotel room is not just a hotel room. Your safety and security at international hotel locations will be impacted by many non-room specific considerations including surveillance of public areas, access controls to guest areas, fire safety, and room security factors. There are simple tips…

December 5, 2016 | 0 Comments More
Hotel Security for Business Aviation Travel – Part 1: General Considerations

Hotel Security for Business Aviation Travel – Part 1: General Considerations

Your greatest security risks on international travel, and even on domestic operations, are generally off-airport. Corporate crews routinely stay in hotels at assorted worldwide locations, and there are important considerations to be mindful of from both safety and security…

November 28, 2016 | 0 Comments More
BizAv Security Planning for the 2016 Brazil Game – Part 2: Security Briefs and Executive Protection

BizAv Security Planning for the 2016 Brazil Game – Part 2: Security Briefs and Executive Protection

Effectively mitigating security risks for travel to the 2016 Brazil Summer Games (August 5-September 18) involves recognizing potential risks and threats well prior to day of operation. It’s suggested that operators undertake rigorous assessments of what passengers and crew will be…

July 11, 2016 | 0 Comments More
BizAv Security Planning for the 2016 Brazil Summer Games – Part 1: Risk Assessment

BizAv Security Planning for the 2016 Brazil Summer Games – Part 1: Risk Assessment

Security threat awareness and risk mitigation must be top of mind awareness for general aviation (GA) operators traveling to the 2016 Brazil Summer Games (August 5-September 18). Rio de Janeiro is well known for petty and violent crime, as well as criminal gang activity, while other Summer Games venues in Brazil also have their associated risks…

June 27, 2016 | 0 Comments More
Ground Transportation Planning for Business Aviation – Part 2: Secure Transport

Ground Transportation Planning for Business Aviation – Part 2: Secure Transport

In higher threat locales pre-paid private ground transport is suggested, and security trained drivers should be considered. Best practice is to work with your in-house security department or outside security provider to ensure adequate levels of security and protection are obtained.

January 26, 2016 | 0 Comments More
Ground Transportation Planning for Business Aviation – Part 1: Options to Consider

Ground Transportation Planning for Business Aviation – Part 1: Options to Consider

Planning for local ground transportation arrangements can be a critical consideration for many business aviation missions. As there are various types of options available, as well as assorted pros and cons to consider, it’s always important to know what is and what is not available and to have contingency plans ready.

January 19, 2016 | 0 Comments More
Security Threat Assessments for Business Aviation – Part 2: Categories of Assessments

Security Threat Assessments for Business Aviation – Part 2: Categories of Assessments

There are various types of security assessments available for business aircraft operators. These range from basic country assessments to highly individualized local area assessments to assessments covering overflight, routings, and potential alternate airports. There are generally four categories […]

March 23, 2015 | 0 Comments More
Security Threat Assessments for Business Aviation – Part 1: General Tips

Security Threat Assessments for Business Aviation – Part 1: General Tips

We all understand the value of security awareness and the need to try to avoid potential security issues. There are, however, areas of security planning/awareness that we all tend to overlook from time to time. Particularly when conducting business aircraft operations to moderate or high risk areas […]

March 16, 2015 | 0 Comments More
Security Planning for Business Aviation Travel – Part 2: Vetting and Arranging for Security

Security Planning for Business Aviation Travel – Part 2: Vetting and Arranging for Security

There’s no standard for airport security within the international operating arena. Each airport differs in terms of security infrastructure and procedures. Airport security, including secure parking options, also varies by the type of operation – commercial or General Aviation (GA) […]

July 9, 2014 | 1 Comment More
Security Planning for Business Aviation Travel – Part 1: Pre-Planning

Security Planning for Business Aviation Travel – Part 1: Pre-Planning

To reduce risk and improve the success of your international trips, it is recommended for business aircraft operators to order security intelligence reports for international destinations they’ve not been to before or have not visited in more than 60 days. There are different types of reports […]

July 2, 2014 | 2 Comments More