CHANGE

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION

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National Policy

Effective Date: 10/26/15

 

Summary of Change. Volume 3, Chapter 18, Section 5, Part C Operations Specifications—Airplane Terminal Instrument Procedures and Airport Authorizations and Limitations and Volume 3, Chapter 18, Section 7, Part H Helicopter Terminal Instrument Procedures and Airport Authorizations and Limitations.

Explanation of Policy Changes. This change incorporates new information into Volume 3, Chapter 18, Section 5, Part C Operations Specifications—Airplane Terminal Instrument Procedures and Airport Authorizations and Limitations. This change updates guidance for operators listing “Special” departures and Standard Terminal Arrivals (STAR) and Area Navigation (RNAV) Visual Flight Procedures (RVFP). C381, Special Instrument Procedures, Regional Authorization, required updating to allow regions to authorize multiple 14 CFR part 91 pilots and operators to use special non-14 CFR part 97 instrument procedures. Reference to helicopters using this guidance for submitting and processing special procedures was required. This change also incorporates new information into Volume 3, Chapter 18, Section 7, operations specification (OpSpec) H122, introducing a new letter of authorization (LOA) H122 template and updating OpSpec H122 templates.