Summary of Change. Volume 3, Chapter 18, Section 4, Part B Operations
Specifications—En Route Authorizations and Limitations.
Paragraphs 3-816 adds new
information and guidance for operation specification B050. The Web‑based
automated Operations Safety System (WebOPSS) B050 map application required the
Authorized Areas section of operations specification B050 to be redesigned.
The previous list of authorized areas in OPSS was extensive and not well
defined. The WebOPSS B050 authorized areas has consolidated the list of
authorized areas from approximately 75 to 34. The new 34 authorized areas are
based on current Communication, Navigation, Surveillance, and Extended
Operations requirements. When inspectors reissue B050, they must do so in
accordance with the revised guidance. The authorization text of the B050
template has not changed, only the organization of the authorized areas. The
reissuance of B050 in WebOPSS will not require additional validation testing.
The redesigned authorized areas of en route operations were consolidated and
relabeled to capture the old authorization areas of the OPSS B050.
Additionally, guidance is provided regarding operations in areas with limited Federal
Aviation Administration (FAA) oversight, operations supporting the military,
and operations in hostile environments.