Cutter Aviation at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) has been granted approval as an FBO gateway for approved general and corporate aviation flights to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) as part of the DCA Access Standard Security Program (DASSP) initiative to restore general aviation access to the airport. Cutter Aviation PHX is the second Arizona FBO and one of less than 80 facilities nationwide to receive the DASSP approval from the TSA.
“We are pleased to now offer our customers the flexibility of travel directly to Washington D.C. through Reagan National Airport, which has been heavily restricted since September 11, 2001.” said Richard Campbell, Operations Manager for Cutter Aviation Phoenix Sky Harbor. “With the number of government contractors in the greater Phoenix area, this added convenience will aid in the growth of business within our area.”
Since Sept. 11, 2001, aircraft arrivals into Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA), only three miles from downtown Washington D.C., have been restricted by the TSA to include only select commercial airline flights in the interest of national security. The TSA began granting approval for select general and corporate aviation operations for arrival through DCA in 2006, but all operators and gateway FBO facilities must comply with strict security standards before being approved for operations into DCA.
Approved DASSP operators may now use Cutter Aviation Phoenix Sky Harbor (PHX) as their departure point into DCA.
Founded in 1928 by William P. Cutter, Cutter Aviation is a full-service aviation company, offering aircraft fuel/line services, maintenance and avionics solutions, aircraft charter and aircraft sales and management. Cutter Aviation operates from eight airports in five states within the Southwestern United States including: Arizona (Phoenix-Deer Valley and Phoenix-Sky Harbor), New Mexico (Albuquerque), Colorado (Colorado Springs), California (Carlsbad) and Texas (Dallas-McKinney, El Paso and San Antonio). For more information: 602-273-1237 or CutterAviation.com