DCA Access Standard Security Program
DASSP Operator Checklist
What is DASSP?
On Oct.18, 2005, Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) officially reopened to general aviation traffic. Flights are permitted to/from DCA for Part 91 and Part 135 operators via the DCA Access Standard Security Program (DASSP). DASSP was developed by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to ensure all DCA operators have been properly vetted and adhere to a higher level of security standards.
Why get DASSP?
Besides the convenience and opportunity provided by having access to DCA, approved operators in the DASSP may also be qualified to receive a potential airspace waiver for Non-Presidential TFRs.
Who gets DASSP?
Part 91 Corporate flight departments and Part 135 Charter operators are eligible for the DASSP. Additionally, operators with an existing Private Charter Standard Security Program (PCSSP) or Twelve-Five Standard Security Program (TFSSP) are also eligible.
How do I get DASSP?
Contact the TSA DASSP Program Office via email DASSP@tsa.dhs.gov to receive the DASSP application and nondisclosure agreement.
Submit the DASSP application and nondisclosure agreement to TSA via email at DASSP@tsa.dhs.gov or via other methods specified by your contact with TSA.
Your TSA Contact will be able to inform you of the proceeding steps following your applications submission.
Once TSA notifies NATA Compliance Services (NATACS) that you are confirmed for fingerprinting, NATACS will set up your company profile, and from there you can begin ordering fingerprints.
Fingerprints will be sent to TSA.
You are not DASSP approved until TSA has administered your certification number and effective date of operation.
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