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Federal Agencies at RDU

The Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority works closely with a number of federal agencies that have a presence at Raleigh-Durham International Airport.

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
The Federal Aviation Administration is responsible for air traffic control and the certification of airports, airlines, airplanes and pilots.

Transportation Security Administration (TSA)
The Transportation Security Administration operates all security checkpoints at RDU and regulates aspects of airfield and terminal security.

On March 31, the TSA will launch Pre✓™ at RDU frequent travelers who opt-in via an invitation from their air carriers or who are enrolled in the CBP Global Entry Program. Learn more about TSA Pre✓™.

Customs and Border Protection (CBP)
U.S. Customs and Border Protection operates the Port of Raleigh-Durham at RDU, providing immigration and passport control services for both commercial and general aviation travelers flying non stop to RDU from an international destination.

RDU is a participating airport in the U.S. CBP’s Global Entry Trusted Traveler Network. This program allows U.S. citizens, lawful permanent residents and pre-approved citizens of Mexico and the Netherlands an opportunity to use an automated kiosk to bypass the standards passport screening lines, thereby reducing wait times.