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49 CFR Ch. XII (10–1–18 Edition) 

§ 1550.5 

compliance with this part and its secu-
rity program or security procedures, 
including copies of records. 

§ 1550.5

Operations using a sterile 

area. 

(a)  Applicability of this section. This 

section applies to all aircraft oper-
ations in which passengers, crew-
members, or other individuals are en-
planed from or deplaned into a sterile 
area, except for scheduled passenger 
operations, public charter passenger 
operations, and private charter pas-
senger operations, that are in accord-
ance with a security program issued 
under part 1544 or 1546 of this chapter. 

(b) Procedures. Any person conducting 

an operation identified in paragraph (a) 
of this section must conduct a search 
of the aircraft before departure and 
must screen passengers, crewmembers, 
and other individuals and their acces-
sible property (carry-on items) before 
boarding in accordance with security 
procedures approved by TSA. 

(c)  Sensitive security information. The 

security program procedures approved 
by TSA for operations specified in 
paragraph (a) of this section are sen-
sitive security information. The oper-
ator must restrict the distribution, dis-
closure, and availability of information 
contained in the security procedures to 
persons with a need to know as de-
scribed in part 1520 of this chapter. 

(d)  Compliance date. Persons con-

ducting operations identified in para-
graph (a) of this section must imple-
ment security procedures on October 6, 
2001. 

(e) Waivers. TSA may permit a person 

conducting an operation under this sec-
tion to deviate from the provisions of 
this section if TSA finds that the oper-
ation can be conducted safely under 
the terms of the waiver. 

§ 1550.7

Operations in aircraft of 

12,500 pounds or more. 

(a)  Applicability of this section. This 

section applies to each aircraft oper-
ation conducted in an aircraft with a 
maximum certificated takeoff weight 
of 12,500 pounds or more except for 
those operations specified in § 1550.5 
and those operations conducted under a 
security program under part 1544 or 
1546 of this chapter. 

(b) Procedures. Any person conducting 

an operation identified in paragraph (a) 
of this section must conduct a search 
of the aircraft before departure and 
screen passengers, crewmembers, and 
other persons and their accessible prop-
erty (carry-on items) before boarding 
in accordance with security procedures 
approved by TSA. 

(c)  Compliance date. Persons identi-

fied in paragraph (a) of this section 
must implement security procedures 
when notified by TSA. TSA will notify 
operators by NOTAM, letter, or other 
communication when they must imple-
ment security procedures. 

(d) Waivers. TSA may permit a person 

conducting an operation identified in 
this section to deviate from the provi-
sions of this section if TSA finds that 
the operation can be conducted safely 
under the terms of the waiver. 

PART 1552—FLIGHT SCHOOLS 

Subpart A—Flight Training for Aliens and 

Other Designated Individuals 

Sec. 
1552.1

Scope and definitions. 

1552.3

Flight training. 

1552.5

Fees. 

Subpart B—Flight School Security 

Awareness Training 

1552.21

Scope and definitions. 

1552.23

Security awareness training pro-

grams. 

1552.25

Documentation, recordkeeping, and 

inspection. 

A

UTHORITY

: 49 U.S.C. 114, 44939. 

S

OURCE

: 69 FR 56340, Sept. 20, 2004, unless 

otherwise noted. 

Subpart A—Flight Training for 

Aliens and Other Designated 
Individuals 

§ 1552.1

Scope and definitions. 

(a)  Scope.  This subpart applies to 

flight schools that provide instruction 
under 49 U.S.C. Subtitle VII, Part A, in 
the operation of aircraft or aircraft 
simulators, and individuals who apply 
to obtain such instruction or who re-
ceive such instruction. 

(b) Definitions. As used in this part: 

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