§ 1562.21 – Scope, general requirements, and definitions.
(a) Scope. This subpart applies to aircraft operations into or out of Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA), fixed base operators located at DCA or gateway airports; individuals designated as a security coordinator by aircraft operators or fixed base operators; and crewmembers, passengers, and armed security officers on aircraft operations subject to this subpart.
(b) General requirements. Each person operating an aircraft into or out of DCA must comply with this subpart, except:
(1) Military, law enforcement, and medivac aircraft operations;
(2) Federal and State government aircraft operations operating under an airspace waiver approved by TSA and the Federal Aviation Administration;
(3) All-cargo aircraft operations; and
(4) Passenger aircraft operations conducted under:
(i) A full security program approved by TSA in accordance with 49 CFR 1544.101(a); or
(ii) A foreign air carrier security program approved by TSA in accordance with 49 CFR 1546.101(a) or (b).
(c) Other security programs. Each aircraft operator required to comply with this subpart for an aircraft operation into or out of DCA must also comply with any other TSA-approved security program that covers that operation. If any requirements of the DASSP conflict with the requirements of another TSA-approved security program, the aircraft operation must be conducted in accordance with the requirements of the DASSP.
(d) Definitions. For purposes of this subpart, the following definitions apply:
Armed Security Officer Program means the security program approved by TSA, in coordination with the Federal Air Marshal Service, for security officers authorized to carry a firearm under § 1562.29 of this part.
Crewmember means a person assigned to perform duty in an aircraft during flight time. This does not include an armed security officer.
DCA means Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport.
DASSP means the aircraft operator security program (DCA Access Standard Security Program) approved by TSA under this part for aircraft operations into and out of DCA.
FBO means a fixed base operator that has been approved by TSA under this part to serve as a last point of departure for flights into or out of DCA.
FBO Security Program means the security program approved by TSA under this part for FBOs to serve flights into or out of DCA.
Flightcrew member means a pilot, flight engineer, or flight navigator assigned to duty in an aircraft during flight time.
Gateway airport means an airport that has been approved by TSA under this part as a last point of departure for flights into DCA under this part.
Passenger means any person on an aircraft other than a flightcrew member. A “passenger” includes an armed security officer authorized to carry a firearm in accordance with the rule.