Element Performance Inspection (EPI) Data Collection Tool
3.2.1 Dispatch / Flight Release (OP)

Revision#:12 Revision Date:09/30/2013
Element Summary Information

Scope of Element:

Purpose (operator‚??s responsibility): To ensure the operator's Dispatch/Flight Release process will support safe and reliable operations.

Objective (FAA oversight responsibility): To determine:

  • The effectiveness of the operator's procedures in meeting the desired output of the process,
  • If the operator follows its procedures, controls, process measurements, and interfaces, and
  • If there were any changes in the personnel identified by the operator as having responsibility and/or authority, for the Dispatch/Flight Release process.

Specific Instructions:

To accomplish this EPI, the inspector should be familiar with the operator's dispatch / flight release software and dispatch / flight release procedures.


Related EPIs:
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SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION
 
Regulatory Requirements:
    A.005, Exemptions and Deviations
    A.008, Operational Control
    A.010, Aviation Weather Information
    B.030, IFR Navigation Using GPS/WAAS RNAV Systems
    B.034, IFR Class I Terminal and En Route Navigation Using Area Navigation Systems
    B.043, Special Fuel Reserves in International Operations
    B.044, Planned Redispatch or Rerelease En Route
    B.051, Part 121 En Route Visual Flight Rules, Limitations, and Provisions
    B.343, Fuel Reserves for Flag and Supplemental Operations
    C.055, Alternate Airport IFR Weather Minimums
    C.067, Special Authorizations, Provisions, and Limitations For Certain Airports
    91.153, VFR flight plan: Information required.
    119.43, Certificate holder's duty to maintain operations specifications.
    121.97, Airports: Required data.
    121.99, Communication facilities.
    121.101, Weather reporting facilities.
    121.107, Dispatch centers.
    121.117, Airports: Required data.
    121.119, Weather reporting facilities.
    121.121, En route navigational facilities.
    121.122, Communications facilities - supplemental operations
    121.125, Flight following system.
    121.127, Flight following system; requirements.
    121.135, Manual contents
    121.161, Airplane limitations: Type of route
    121.533, Responsibility for operational control: Domestic operations.
    121.535, Responsibility for operational control: Flag operations.
    121.537, Responsibility for operational control: Supplemental operations.
    121.551, Restriction or suspension of operation: Domestic and flag operations.
    121.553, Restriction or suspension of operation: Supplemental operations.
    121.578, Cabin ozone concentration.
    121.593, Dispatching authority: Domestic operations.
    121.595, Dispatching authority: Flag operations.
    121.597, Flight release authority: Supplemental operations.
    121.599, Familiarity with weather conditions.
    121.601, Aircraft dispatcher information to pilot in command: Domestic and flag operations.
    121.603, Facilities and services: Supplemental operations.
    121.605, Airplane equipment.
    121.607, Communication and navigation facilities: Domestic and flag operations.
    121.609, Communication and navigation facilities: Supplemental operations.
    121.611, Dispatch or flight release under VFR.
    121.613, Dispatch or flight release under IFR or over the top.
    121.615, Dispatch or flight release over water: Flag and supplemental operations.
    121.617, Alternate airport for departure.
    121.619, Alternate airport for destination: IFR or over-the-top: Domestic operations.
    121.621, Alternate airport for destination: Flag operations.
    121.623, Alternate airport for destination: IFR or over-the-top: Supplemental operations.
    121.625, Alternate airport weather minimums.
    121.629, Operation in icing conditions.
    121.631, Original dispatch or flight release, redispatch or amendment of dispatch or flight release.
    121.635, Dispatch to and from refueling or provisional airports: Domestic and flag operations.
    121.637, Takeoffs from unlisted and alternate airports: Domestic and flag operations.
    121.639, Fuel supply: All domestic operations.
    121.641, Fuel supply: Nonturbine and turbo-propeller-powered airplanes: Flag operations.
    121.643, Fuel supply: Nonturbine and turbo-propeller-powered airplanes: Supplemental operations.
    121.645, Fuel supply: Turbine-engine powered airplanes, other than turbo propeller: Flag and supplemental operations.
    121.646, En-route fuel supply: flag and supplemental operations
    121.647, Factors for computing fuel required.
    121.649, Takeoff and landing weather minimums: VFR: Domestic operations.
    121.652, Landing weather minimums: IFR: All certificate holders.
    121.655, Applicability of reported weather minimums.
    121.663, Responsibility for dispatch release: Domestic and flag operations.
    121.687, Dispatch release: Flag and domestic operations.
    121.689, Flight release form: Supplemental operations.
 
Related CFRs & FAA Policy/Guidance:
Related CFRs:
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FAA Policy/Guidance:

FAA Order 8900.1, Volume 3, Chapter 25, Section 1
FAA Order 8900.1, Volume 3, Chapter 25, Section 2
FAA Order 8900.1, Volume 3, Chapter 25, Section 3
FAA Order 8900.1, Volume 3, Chapter 25, Section 4
FAA Order 8900.1, Volume 3, Chapter 26, Section 1
FAA Order 8900.1, Volume 3, Chapter 26, Section 2
FAA Order 8900.1, Volume 3, Chapter 26, Section 3
FAA Order 8900.1, Volume 3, Chapter 26, Section 4
AC 120-60, Ground Deicing and Anti-icing Program
AC 120-88, Preventing Injuries Caused by Turbulence
AC 120-38, Transport Category Airplanes Cabin Ozone Concentrations


EPI SECTION 1 - PERFORMANCE OBSERVABLES
Objective: The tasks and questions in this section of the EPI are designed to assist in determining if the operator follows its written procedures and controls and meets the established performance measures of the process. The initial series of questions address the output(s) of the process and the last several questions address whether or not various aspects of the process were followed.
Tasks:
  The inspector shall accomplish the following tasks:
Review the information listed in the Supplemental Information Section of this DCT.
Review policies, procedures, instructions, and information for this element.
Review the most recently accomplished Safety Attribute Inspection (SAI) for this element.
Observe the performance of this element to gain an understanding of the procedures, instructions, and information.
Discuss this element with the personnel who perform the duties and responsibilities required by the process.
Questions:
1.1  Did the operator have an adequate number of properly equipped airports for each route it operated?
Updated: Rev. # 3 on 06/01/2010


Kind of Question:Flag, Domestic
Yes
No, Explain
Not Applicable
Not Observable
1.2  Did the operator‚??s approved system for obtaining, maintaining, and distributing current aeronautical data provide the required information?
Updated: Rev. # 3 on 06/01/2010


Kind of Question:Flag, Domestic

Related Performance JTIs:
1.  Check that the operator obtained, maintained, and distributed current aeronautical data including Airport facilities; Public protection; Navigation and communication aids; Construction affecting takeoff, landing or ground operations; Air traffic facilities; and Dimensions of runways, clearways and stopways at each airport it uses. (JTI ID: 1790)
Sources: 121.97(b)(1); 121.135(b)(26)
2.  Check that the operator obtained, maintained, and distributed current aeronautical data including the: Dimensions of runways, clearways and stopways; Surface of runways, clearways and stopways; Marking and lighting systems of runways, clearways and stopways; and Elevation and gradient of runways, clearways and stopways for each airport it uses. (JTI ID: 1791)
Sources: 121.97(b)(2); 121.135(b)(26)
3.  Check that the operator obtained, maintained, and distributed current aeronautical data including: The location of displaced thresholds for each airport it uses; Dimensions of displaced thresholds; and Any displaced thresholds for takeoff or landing or both for each airport it uses. (JTI ID: 1792)
Sources: 121.97(b)(3); 121.135(b)(26)
4.  Check that the operator obtained, maintained, and distributed current aeronautical data including: Any obstacles that affect takeoff and landing performance computations in accordance with subpart I of 14 CFR part 121; and Any obstacles that are controlling for each airport it uses. (JTI ID: 1793)
Sources: 121.97(b)(4); 121.135(b)(26)
5.  Check that the operator obtained, maintained, and distributed current aeronautical data including instrument: Departure procedures; Approach procedures; and Missed approach procedures for each airport it uses. (JTI ID: 1794)
Sources: 121.97(b)(5); 121.135(b)(26)
6.  Check that the operator obtained, maintained, and distributed current aeronautical data including special information for Runway visual range measurement equipment and prevailing winds under low visibility conditions for each airport it uses. (JTI ID: 1795)
Sources: 121.97(b)(6); 121.135(b)(26)
Yes
No, Explain
Not Applicable
Not Observable
1.3  Were weather reports and forecasts available for the operation along each route?
Updated: Rev. # 3 on 06/01/2010


Kind of Question:Flag, Domestic

Related Performance JTIs:
1.  Check that it has enough weather reporting facilities available along each route to ensure weather reports and forecasts necessary for the operation. (JTI ID: 76)
Sources: 121.101(a)
Yes
No, Explain
Not Applicable
Not Observable
1.4  Were weather reports and forecasts used to control flights prepared by the U.S. National Weather Service, or other source approved by the Administrator?

Note(s):
Adverse Weather Phenomena Reporting and Forecast Systems and EWINS must be approved and used in accordance with the operator's operations specifications A010.

 

A list of weather sources found satisfactory by the Administrator is located in 8900.1, Volume 3, Chapter 26, Section 2.
Updated: Rev. # 3 on 06/01/2010


Kind of Question:Flag, Domestic

Related Performance JTIs:
1.  1. Check that the operator has only used a weather report to control a flight, for operations within the 48 contiguous States and the District of Columbia, that was prepared by the U.S. National Weather Service or a source approved by the U.S. National Weather Service. (JTI ID: 77)
Sources: 121.101(b)(1)
2.  2. Check that the operator has only used a weather report to control a flight, for operations conducted outside the 48 contiguous States and the District of Columbia that was prepared by a source approved by the Administrator. (JTI ID: 78)
Sources: 121.101(b)(2)
3.  Check that the operator has only used forecasts to control flight movements that were prepared from weather reports specified in paragraph (b) of 14 CFR part 121.101 and from any source approved under its system adopted pursuant to paragraph (d) 14 CFR part 121.101. (JTI ID: 79)
Sources: 121.101(c)
Yes
No, Explain
Not Applicable
Not Observable
1.5  Did the operator use an FAA approved system for obtaining forecasts and reports of adverse weather phenomena?
Updated: Rev. # 3 on 06/01/2010


Kind of Question:Flag, Domestic

Related Performance JTIs:
1.  1. Check that the operator is utilizing an approved system for obtaining forecasts and reports of adverse weather phenomena such as clear air turbulence, thunderstorms, and low altitude windshear that may affect the safety of flight on each route to be flown and each airport to be used. (JTI ID: 80)
Sources: 121.101(d)
Yes
No, Explain
Not Applicable
Not Observable
1.6 

Did the operator provide an adequate number of dispatch centers to provide proper operational control of each flight?

Updated: Rev. # 3 on 06/01/2010


Kind of Question:Flag, Domestic
Yes
No, Explain
Not Applicable
Not Observable
1.7 

Did the operator utilize only adequate airports?



Note(s):
Size, surface, obstructions, facilities, public protection, lighting, navigational and communications aids, and ATC should be considered when making this determination.
Updated: Rev. # 3 on 06/01/2010


Kind of Question:Supplemental
Yes
No, Explain
Not Applicable
Not Observable
1.8  Did the operator‚??s approved system for obtaining, maintaining, and distributing current aeronautical data provide the required information?
Updated: Rev. # 3 on 06/01/2010


Kind of Question:Supplemental

Related Performance JTIs:
1.  Check that the operator obtained, maintained, and distributed at each airport it uses, current aeronautical data including: Airport facilities; Public protection; Navigation and communication aids; Construction affecting takeoff, landing or ground operations; and Air traffic facilities. (JTI ID: 1796)
Sources: 121.117(b)(1); 121.135(b)(26)
2.  Check that the operator obtained, maintained, and distributed, at each airport it uses, current aeronautical data including the: Dimensions of runways, clearways and stopways; Surface of runways, clearways and stopways; Marking and lighting systems of runways, clearways and stopways; and Elevation and gradient of runways, clearways and stopways. (JTI ID: 1797)
Sources: 121.117(b)(2); 121.135(b)(26)
3.  Check that the operator obtained, maintained, and distributed, for each airport it uses, current aeronautical data including: Location of displaced thresholds; Dimensions of displaced thresholds; and Any displaced thresholds for takeoff or landing or both. (JTI ID: 1798)
Sources: 121.117(b)(3); 121.135(b)(26)
4.  Check that the operator obtained, maintained, and distributed, at each airport it uses, current aeronautical data including: Any obstacles that affect takeoff and landing performance computations in accordance with subpart I of 14 CFR part 121; and Any obstacles that are controlling. (JTI ID: 1799)
Sources: 121.117(b)(4); 121.135(b)(26)
5.  Check that the operator obtained, maintained, and distributed, for each airport it uses, current aeronautical data including: Instrument departure procedures; Instrument approach procedures; and Instrument missed approach procedures. (JTI ID: 1800)
Sources: 121.117(b)(5); 121.135(b)(26)
6.  Check that the operator obtained, maintained, and distributed, for each airport it uses, current aeronautical data including: Special information; Runway visual range measurement equipment; and Prevailing winds under low visibility conditions. (JTI ID: 1801)
Sources: 121.117(b)(6); 121.135(b)(26)
Yes
No, Explain
Not Applicable
Not Observable
1.9  Were weather reports used to control flights prepared by the U.S. National Weather Service, or a source found satisfactory by the Administrator?

Note(s):
Adverse Weather Phenomena Reporting and Forecast Systems and EWINS must be approved and used in accordance with the operator's operations specifications A010.

 

A list of weather sources found satisfactory by the Administrator is located in 8900.1, Volume 3, Chapter 26, Section 2.
Updated: Rev. # 10 on 03/01/2013


Kind of Question:Supplemental

Related Performance JTIs:
1.  Check that the operator has only used weather reports prepared and released by the U.S. National Weather Service, or a source approved by the National Weather Service, to control a flight. (JTI ID: 164)
Sources: 121.119(a)
2.  Check that the operator conducting supplemental operations outside the U.S., or at U.S. Military airports, where National Weather Service weather reports are not available, has only used weather reports that are prepared by a source found satisfactory by the Administrator. (JTI ID: 165)
Sources: 121.119(a)
3.  Check that the operator has only used forecasts to control flight movements prepared from weather reports specified in 14 CFR Part 121.119(a). (JTI ID: 166)
Sources: 121.119(b)
Yes
No, Explain
Not Applicable
Not Observable
1.10  Did the operator‚??s flight following system provide all information necessary for the safety of the flight to the pilot in command?
Updated: Rev. # 3 on 06/01/2010


Kind of Question:Supplemental
Yes
No, Explain
Not Applicable
Not Observable
1.11  Did the operator utilize the flight following system approved in the operations specifications?
Updated: Rev. # 3 on 06/01/2010


Kind of Question:Supplemental
Yes
No, Explain
Not Applicable
Not Observable
1.12 

Did the flight following system used by the operator have adequate facilities and personnel to provide the information necessary for the initiation and safe conduct of each flight to:

  • The flight crew of each aircraft; and
  • The persons designated by the operator to perform the function of operational control of the aircraft?
Updated: Rev. # 3 on 06/01/2010


Kind of Question:Supplemental

Related Performance JTIs:
1.  Check that the flight following system has adequate facilities to provide the information necessary for the initiation and safe conduct of each flight to the flight crew of each aircraft. (JTI ID: 176)
Sources: 121.127(a)(1)(i)
2.  Check that personnel are providing the information necessary for the initiation and safe conduct of each flight to the flight crew of each aircraft. (JTI ID: 178)
Sources: 121.127(a)(1)(i)
3.  Check that it's flight following system has adequate facilities and provide the information necessary for the initiation and safe conduct of each flight to the persons designated by the operator to perform the function of operational control of the aircraft. (JTI ID: 180)
Sources: 121.127(a)(1)(ii)
Yes
No, Explain
Not Applicable
Not Observable
1.13  Did the operator monitor the progress of each flight?

Note(s):
Monitor with respect to the progress from the point of origin, arrival at its destination, including intermediate stops and diversions.

This communications shall be via private or available public facilities such as telephone, telegraph, or radio.

This communications capability must also be able to report any intermediate stops and diversions and any maintenance or mechanical delays encountered at those points or stops.
Updated: Rev. # 3 on 06/01/2010


Kind of Question:Supplemental

Related Performance JTIs:
1.  Check that the operator‚??s flight following system monitored the progress of each flight at the point of origin and arrival at its destination, including intermediate stops and diversions therefrom, and maintenance or mechanical delays encountered at those points or stops. (JTI ID: 184)
Sources: 121.127(a)(2)
Yes
No, Explain
Not Applicable
Not Observable
1.14 

Were the personnel identified below able to perform their required duties related to the flight following system?

  • Flight crew of each aircraft; and
  • Persons designated by the operator to perform the function of operational control of the aircraft.
Updated: Rev. # 3 on 06/01/2010


Kind of Question:Supplemental
Yes
No, Explain
Not Applicable
Not Observable
1.15 

For turbine-engine powered airplanes, were operations conducted in accordance with 14 CFR part 121, Appendix P and as authorized in the operations specifications when operating over routes that contain a point:

  • Within the North Polar Area;
  • Within the South Polar Area;
  • More than 60 minutes flying time from an adequate airport for a two-engine airplanes that is operating at a one-engine-inoperative cruise speed under standard conditions in still air; or
  • More than 180 minutes flying time from an adequate airport for a passenger-carrying airplane with more than two engines that is operating at a one-engine-inoperative cruise speed under standard conditions in still air?


Note(s):
Flying time should be determined assuming cruise speed with one-engine inoperative under standard conditions in still air.

The pre-flight planning process must be able to determine whether the status of an adequate airport used to meet the requirements of this rule will be affected by, but not limited to, runway or aerodrome closures (NOTAMs), or availability of essential services, at the time of the proposed operation.

Except as provided in paragraph (c) of this section, no operator may operate a land airplane (other than a DC‚??3, C‚??46, CV‚??240, CV‚??340, CV‚??440, CV‚??580, CV‚??600, CV‚??640, or Martin 404) in an extended overwater operation unless it is certificated or approved as adequate for ditching under the ditching provisions of 14 CFR part 25 of this chapter.

Until December 20, 2010, a operator may operate, in an extended overwater operation, a nontransport category land airplane type certificated after December 31, 1964, that was not certificated or approved as adequate for ditching under the ditching provisions of 14 CFR part 25 of this chapter.

Updated: Rev. # 3 on 06/01/2010


Kind of Question:Flag, Supplemental
Yes
No, Explain
Not Applicable
Not Observable
1.16  For reciprocating engine powered airplanes, were operations conducted over a route that contained no point farther than 60 minutes flying time (at a one engine inoperative cruise speed under standard conditions in still air) from an adequate airport?

Note(s):
The Administrator may authorize operations farther than 60 minutes flying time form an adequate airport based on the character of the terrain, the kind of operation, or the performance of the airplane to be used.

The pre-flight planning process must be able to determine whether the status of an adequate airport used to meet the requirements of this rule will be affected by, but not limited to, runway or aerodrome closures (NOTAMs), or availability of essential services, at the time of the proposed operation.
Updated: Rev. # 3 on 06/01/2010


Kind of Question:Flag, Supplemental
Yes
No, Explain
Not Applicable
Not Observable
1.17  Was flight planning data evaluated for accuracy?

Note(s):
Flight planning consists of selecting an appropriate aircraft cruise schedule and applying forecast wind, temperature, and aircraft performance data to a planned route to predict estimated time en-route (ETE) and estimated fuel consumption.

Flight planning data may be computed manually or with computer aids.

Updated: Rev. # 3 on 06/01/2010


Kind of Question:Flag, Supplemental, Domestic

Related Performance JTIs:
1.  Check that flight crews, dispatchers, or other operational control personnel verify the accuracy of flight plans. (JTI ID: 1802)
Sources: 121.135(b)(26) FAA Order 8900.1, Volume 3, Chapter 25, Section 1, Paragraph 3-1925
Yes
No, Explain
Not Observable
1.18  Were operations restricted or suspended during unsafe conditions?
Updated: Rev. # 3 on 06/01/2010


Kind of Question:Flag, Supplemental, Domestic

Related Performance JTIs:
1.  Check that when a operator conducting domestic or flag operations knows of conditions, including airport and runway conditions that are a hazard to safe operations, it restricts or suspends operations until those conditions are corrected. (JTI ID: 242)
Sources: 121.551
2.  Check that when a operator or pilot in command conducting supplemental operations knows of conditions, including airport and runway conditions that are a hazard to safe operations, it restricts or suspends operations until those conditions are corrected. (JTI ID: 243)
Sources: 121.553
Yes
No, Explain
Not Observable
1.19  Was each flight specifically authorized by an aircraft dispatcher?

Note(s):
For domestic operations if an airplane lands at an intermediate airport specified in the original dispatch release and remains there for not more than one hour, re-authorization by the aircraft dispatcher is not required.

For flag operations that include intermediate stops, the flight must be redispatched if the airplane remains on the ground for more than six hours.

Updated: Rev. # 3 on 06/01/2010


Kind of Question:Flag, Domestic
Yes
No, Explain
Not Applicable
Not Observable
1.20  Did the person with authority to exercise operational control specifically authorize each flight?
Updated: Rev. # 3 on 06/01/2010


Kind of Question:Supplemental

Related Performance JTIs:
1.  Check that a person may only start a flight when, under a flight following system, specific authority is received from the person authorized by the operator to exercise operational control over the flight. (JTI ID: 249)
Sources: 121.597(a)
2.  Check that no person started a flight unless the pilot in command or the person authorized by the operator to exercise operational control over the flight executed a flight release. (JTI ID: 250)
Sources: 121.597(b)
3.  Check that the pilot in command signs the flight release only when he and the person authorized by the operator to exercise operational control believe that the flight can be made with safety. (JTI ID: 251)
Sources: 121.597(b)
4.  Check that no person continued a flight, from an intermediate airport, without a new flight release if the aircraft had been on the ground more than six hours. (JTI ID: 252)
Sources: 121.597(c)
Yes
No, Explain
Not Applicable
Not Observable
1.21  Was the aircraft dispatcher thoroughly familiar with the reported weather conditions on the route to be flown before releasing the flight?
Updated: Rev. # 3 on 06/01/2010


Kind of Question:Flag, Domestic

Related Performance JTIs:
1.  Check dispatch or other operational control personnel apply flight planning practices known to be effective against injuries caused by turbulence. (JTI ID: 1807)
Sources: AC 120-88
Yes
No, Explain
Not Applicable
Not Observable
1.22  Was the pilot in command thoroughly familiar with reported and forecast weather conditions on the route to be flown before beginning the flight?
Updated: Rev. # 3 on 06/01/2010


Kind of Question:Supplemental
Yes
No, Explain
Not Applicable
Not Observable
1.23  Did the aircraft dispatcher provide the pilot in command with all available reports or information on airport conditions and irregularities of navigation facilities affecting the safety of the flight?
Updated: Rev. # 3 on 06/01/2010


Kind of Question:Flag, Domestic
Yes
No, Explain
Not Applicable
Not Observable
1.24 

Before beginning a flight, did the aircraft dispatcher provide the pilot in command with all available information affecting the safety of the flight including:

  • Available weather reports or forecasts;
  • Adverse weather phenomena;
  • Clear air turbulence;
  • Thunderstorms; and
  • Low altitude wind shear?


Note(s):
This requirement applies to each route to be flown and each airport to be used.
Updated: Rev. # 3 on 06/01/2010


Kind of Question:Flag, Domestic
Yes
No, Explain
Not Applicable
Not Observable
1.25 

During a flight, did the aircraft dispatcher provide the pilot in command with any additional available information affecting the safety of the flight including:

  • Information of meteorological conditions including adverse weather phenomena such as clear air turbulence, thunderstorms, and low altitude wind shear; and
  • Irregularities of facilities and services?
Updated: Rev. # 3 on 06/01/2010


Kind of Question:Flag, Domestic
Yes
No, Explain
Not Applicable
Not Observable
1.26 

Before each flight, did the pilot in command obtain available information affecting the safety of the flight including:

  • Airport conditions;
  • Irregularities of navigation facilities; and
  • Meteorological information?
Updated: Rev. # 3 on 06/01/2010


Kind of Question:Supplemental
Yes
No, Explain
Not Applicable
Not Observable
1.27 

During flight, did each pilot in command obtain additional available information affecting the safety of the flight including:

  • Meteorological conditions; and
  • Irregularities of facilities and services?
Updated: Rev. # 3 on 06/01/2010


Kind of Question:Supplemental
Yes
No, Explain
Not Applicable
Not Observable
1.28  Were aircraft airworthy and properly equipped for the proposed operation?
Updated: Rev. # 3 on 06/01/2010


Kind of Question:Flag, Supplemental, Domestic
Yes
No, Explain
Not Observable
1.29  Were aircraft only dispatched or released over approved routes or route segments that had satisfactory communications and navigation facilities?

Note(s):
For Flag or Domestic operations 14 CFR parts 121.99 and 121.103 identify the requirements of satisfactory communications and navigation facilities, and 14 CFR part 121.607 provides except to those requirements.

For Supplemental operations communications and navigation facilities must be equal to those required by 14 CFR part 121.121 and 121.122.

Updated: Rev. # 3 on 06/01/2010


Kind of Question:Flag, Supplemental, Domestic

Related Performance JTIs:
1.  Check that if for technical or other reasons beyond the control of a operator, the facilities required by 14 CFR part 121.99 are not available over a route or route segment outside the United States, the operator may dispatch an airplane over that route or route segment if the pilot in command and dispatcher find that communication facilities equal to those required are available and are in satisfactory operating condition. (JTI ID: 288)
Sources: 121.607(b)
2.  Check that if for technical or other reasons beyond the control of a operator, the facilities required by 14 CFR part 121.103 are not available over a route or route segment outside the United States, the operator may dispatch an airplane over that route or route segment if the pilot in command and dispatcher find that navigation facilities equal to those required are available and are in satisfactory operating condition. (JTI ID: 290)
Sources: 121.607(b)
Yes
No, Explain
Not Observable
1.30 

Were the dispatch or flight release requirements met for VFR operations?

Updated: Rev. # 3 on 06/01/2010


Kind of Question:Flag, Supplemental, Domestic

Related Performance JTIs:
1.  Check that no person dispatched an aircraft for VFR operation unless the ceiling enroute, as indicated by available weather reports or forecasts, or any combination thereof, were and remained at or above applicable VFR minimums until the aircraft arrived at the airport or airports specified in the dispatch release. (JTI ID: 294)
Sources: 121.611
Yes
No, Explain
Not Applicable
Not Observable
1.31  Were the dispatch or flight release requirements met for IFR or over-the-top operations?
Updated: Rev. # 3 on 06/01/2010


Kind of Question:Flag, Supplemental, Domestic

Related Performance JTIs:
1.  Check that for operations under IFR, appropriate weather reports or forecasts, or any combination thereof, indicated that the weather conditions were at or above the authorized minimums at the estimated time of arrival at the airport or airports to which dispatched. (JTI ID: 1808)
Sources: 121.613
Yes
No, Explain
Not Applicable
Not Observable
1.32  Were the dispatch or flight release requirements met for extended or other over water operations?
Updated: Rev. # 3 on 06/01/2010


Kind of Question:Flag, Supplemental

Related Performance JTIs:
1.  Check that the appropriate weather reports or forecasts or any combination thereof for aircraft dispatched or released for flight involving extended overwater operations indicated the weather conditions would be at or above the authorized minimums at the estimated time of arrival at any airport to which dispatched or released or to any required alternate airport. (JTI ID: 305)
Sources: 121.615(a)
2.  Check for operations within the State of Alaska, the air carrier only conducted extended overwater operations under IFR, unless it showed the Administrator that operating under IFR was not necessary for safety. (JTI ID: 306)
Sources: 121.615(b)
3.  Check that when operations occur within the State of Alaska, the air carrier only conducted other overwater operations under IFR, if the Administrator has determined that operations under IFR were necessary for safety. (JTI ID: 307)
Sources: 121.615(c)
4.  Check that extended overwater operations conducted under VFR or IFR is conducted in accordance with the operator‚??s operating specifications. (JTI ID: 308)
Sources: 121.615(d)
Yes
No, Explain
Not Applicable
Not Observable
1.33  Did the dispatch or flight release meet the requirements for departure alternates?
Updated: Rev. # 3 on 06/01/2010


Kind of Question:Flag, Supplemental, Domestic

Related Performance JTIs:
1.  Check that no person dispatched or released an aircraft from an airport if the weather conditions at the airport of takeoff were below the landing minimums in the operator's operations specifications for that airport, unless the dispatch release specified an alternate airport for aircraft having two engines, not more than one hour from the departure airport at normal cruising speed in still air with one engine inoperative. (JTI ID: 312)
Sources: 121.617(a)(1)
2.  Check that no person dispatched or released an aircraft from an airport if the weather conditions at the airport of takeoff were below the landing minimums in the operator's operations specifications for that airport, unless the dispatch release specified an alternate airport for aircraft having three or more engines, not more than two hours from the departure airport at normal cruising speed in still air with one engine inoperative. (JTI ID: 314)
Sources: 121.617(a)(2)
3.  Check that the alternate airport for departure met the alternate airport weather requirements of the operator's operations specifications. (JTI ID: 316)
Sources: 121.617(b)
4.  Check that no person dispatched or released an aircraft from an airport unless he listed each required alternate airport in the dispatch release. (JTI ID: 317)
Sources: 121.617(c)
5.  Check that no person listed an airport as an alternate airport in the dispatch or flight release unless the appropriate weather reports or forecasts, or any combination thereof, indicated that the weather conditions were at or above the alternate weather minimums specified in the operator's operations specifications for that airport when the flight arrived. (JTI ID: 336)
Sources: 121.625
Yes
No, Explain
Not Applicable
Not Observable
1.34  Were the requirements met for destination alternates?
Updated: Rev. # 3 on 06/01/2010


Kind of Question:Flag, Supplemental, Domestic

Related Performance JTIs:
1.  Check that no person dispatched an airplane under IFR or over the top unless he listed at least one alternate airport for each destination airport in the dispatch release. (JTI ID: 319)
Sources: 121.619(a)
2.  Check when weather conditions were forecast to be marginal for the destination and first alternate airport, at least one additional alternate was designated. (JTI ID: 321)
Sources: 121.619(a)
3.  Check that at least one alternate airport for each destination was listed, if for at least 1 hour before and 1 hour after the estimated time of arrival at the destination airport, the appropriate weather reports or forecasts, or any combination there of, indicated the ceiling would be less than 2,000 feet above the airport elevation; and visibility would be less than 3 miles. (JTI ID: 322)
Sources: 121.619(a)(1); 121.619(a)(2)
4.  Check that for the purposes of 14 CFR part 121.619(a), that the weather conditions at the alternate airport met the requirements of 14 CFR part 121.625. (JTI ID: 323)
Sources: 121.619(b)
5.  Check that no person dispatched a flight unless he listed each required alternate airport in the dispatch release. (JTI ID: 324)
Sources: 121.619(c)
6.  Check that no person dispatched an airplane under IFR or over the top unless he listed at least one alternate airport for each destination airport in the dispatch release, unless the flight was scheduled for not more than 6 hours and, for at least 1 hour before and 1 hour after the estimated time of arrival at the destination airport, the appropriate weather reports or forecasts, or any combination of them, indicate the ceiling was: at least 1,500 feet above the lowest circling MDA, if a circling approach is required and authorized for that airport; or at least 1,500 feet above the lowest published instrument approach minimum or 2,000 feet above the airport elevation, whichever is greater; and the visibility at that airport was at least 3 miles, or 2 miles more than the lowest applicable visibility minimums, whichever is greater, for the instrument approach procedures to be used at the destination airport or as prescribed in 14 CFR part 121.621(a)(2). (JTI ID: 325)
Sources: 121.621(a); 121.621(a)(1); 121.621(a)(1)(i); 121.621(a)(1)(ii); 121.621(a)(1)(iii); 121.621(a)(2)
7.  Check that a flight was dispatched over an approved route without an available destination alternate airport provided the route and destination, were specifically approved in the Operations Specifications and the airplane had enough fuel to meet the requirements of 14 CFR part 121.641(b) or 14 CFR part 121.645(c). (JTI ID: 327)
Sources: 121.621(a)(2)
8.  Check that the weather conditions at the alternate airport met the requirements of the operator's operations specifications for the purposes of 14 CFR part 121.621(a). (JTI ID: 328)
Sources: 121.621(b)
9.  Check that no person dispatched a flight, unless he listed each required alternate airport in the dispatch release. (JTI ID: 329)
Sources: 121.621(c)
10.  Check that each person that released an aircraft for operation under IFR or over the top listed at least one alternate airport for each destination airport in the flight release, except as provided in paragraph 14 CFR part 121.623(b). (JTI ID: 330)
Sources: 121.623(a)
11.  Check that an alternate airport was not designated for IFR or over the top operations where the aircraft carried enough fuel to meet the requirements of 14 CFR parts 121.643 and 121.645 for flights outside the 48 contiguous states and the District of Columbia over routes without an available alternate airport for a particular airport of destination. (JTI ID: 332)
Sources: 121.623(b)
12.  Check that the weather conditions at the alternate airport met the requirements of the operator's operations specifications for the purposes of 14 CFR part 121.623(a). (JTI ID: 334)
Sources: 121.623(c)
13.  Check that no person released a flight, unless he listed each required alternate airport in the flight release. (JTI ID: 335)
Sources: 121.623(d)
14.  Check that no person listed an airport as an alternate airport in the dispatch or flight release unless the appropriate weather reports or forecasts, or any combination thereof, indicated that the weather conditions were at or above the alternate weather minimums specified in the operator's operations specifications for that airport when the flight arrived. (JTI ID: 336)
Sources: 121.625
15.  Check that when utilizing exemption to 121.619 that for at least 1 hour before and 1 hour after the estimated time of arrival at the destination airport the appropriate weather reports or forecasts, or any combination of them, indicate the ceiling will be at least 1,000 feet above the airport elevation and visibility will be at least 3 statute miles for airports utilizing CAT I authorizations or the visibility will be at least 2 statute miles for airports utilizing CAT II or CAT III authorizations. (JTI ID: 1809)
Sources: A.005Exemptions and Deviations; 121.619
Yes
No, Explain
Not Applicable
Not Observable
1.35  Were the dispatch release requirements met for operations utilizing Exemption 3585?

Note(s):
Exemption 3585 allows for dispatch to destination when conditional language in the weather forecast for the destination and first alternate airport indicate that weather may be below landing and alternate airport minimums at the estimated time of arrival. Exemption 3585 is applicable to 121.613, 121.619, and 121.625. In accordance with with the fuel requirements contained in the exemption, it can only be applied to domestic operations. Similar exemptions have been issued for flag and supplemental operations, however, they are not issued as 3585.
Updated: Rev. # 3 on 06/01/2010


Kind of Question:Domestic
Yes
No, Explain
Not Applicable
Not Observable
1.36  Were the requirements met for weather, field condition reports, and public protection for ETOPS alternate airports?
Updated: Rev. # 3 on 06/01/2010


Kind of Question:Flag, Supplemental
Yes
No, Explain
Not Applicable
Not Observable
1.37  Did the operator prohibit the release or operation of an aircraft when icing conditions were expected that might have adversely affected the safety of the flight?
Updated: Rev. # 3 on 06/01/2010


Kind of Question:Flag, Supplemental, Domestic

Related Performance JTIs:
1.  Check that no person dispatched or released, operated, or landed an aircraft when in the opinion of the dispatcher or pilot in command, icing conditions were expected or met that might have adversely affected the safety of the flight. (JTI ID: 344)
Sources: 121.629(a)
2.  Check that no person dispatched, released, or took off an aircraft any time conditions were such that frost, ice, or snow was reasonably expected to adhere to the aircraft, unless the operator has an approved ground deicing/anti-icing program in its operations specifications and unless the dispatch, release, and takeoff complied with the approved ground deicing/anti-icing program, except as provided in 14 CFR part 121.629(d). (JTI ID: 372)
Sources: 121.629(c)
Yes
No, Explain
Not Observable
1.38  Did the operator list on the original dispatch or release, a regular, provisional, or refueling airport as a destination?

Note(s):
This question does not apply when operations specifications C070 is not issued (supplemental only operators).

Regular, provisional, and refueling airports must be listed in operations specifications and authorized for the type of aircraft when conducting domestic or flag operations.

Updated: Rev. # 3 on 06/01/2010


Kind of Question:Flag, Supplemental, Domestic
Yes
No, Explain
Not Applicable
Not Observable
1.39  Did the operator amend the dispatch or flight release when weather conditions at a required alternate airport changed and were not forecast to be at or above alternate minimums at the time of arrival?
Updated: Rev. # 3 on 06/01/2010


Kind of Question:Flag, Supplemental, Domestic

Related Performance JTIs:
1.  Check that when the dispatch or flight release was amended enroute to include any alternate airport, that the alternate airport must have been within the fuel range of the aircraft as specified in 14 CFR parts 121.639 through 121.647. (JTI ID: 431)
Sources: 121.631(b)
Yes
No, Explain
Not Observable
1.40  Were the required ETOPS alternates listed on the dispatch or flight release?
Updated: Rev. # 3 on 06/01/2010


Kind of Question:Flag, Supplemental
Yes
No, Explain
Not Applicable
Not Observable
1.41 

Did each person who changed an original destination or alternate airport on the original dispatch or flight release to another airport while the aircraft was en route ensure the other airport was:

  • Authorized for that type of aircraft; and
  • The appropriate requirements of 14 CFR parts 121.593 through 121.661 and 14 CFR part 121.173 were met at the time of redispatch or amendment of the flight release?
Updated: Rev. # 3 on 06/01/2010


Kind of Question:Flag, Supplemental, Domestic
Yes
No, Explain
Not Observable
1.42  Did each person who amended a dispatch or flight release en route record that amendment?
Updated: Rev. # 3 on 06/01/2010


Kind of Question:Flag, Supplemental, Domestic
Yes
No, Explain
Not Observable
1.43 

If an operator dispatched an airplane to or from a refueling or provisional airport:

  • Did the operator comply with the requirements applicable to regular airports; and
  • Did the airport meet the requirements applicable to regular airports?
Updated: Rev. # 3 on 06/01/2010


Kind of Question:Flag, Domestic
Yes
No, Explain
Not Applicable
Not Observable
1.44  Were the procedures for departure from unlisted and alternate airports followed, as applicable?
Updated: Rev. # 3 on 06/01/2010


Kind of Question:Flag, Domestic

Related Performance JTIs:
1.  Check when departing unlisted and alternate airports not listed in the operations specifications: The airport and related facilities were adequate for the operation of the airplane; Airplane operating limitations were complied with; The airplane was dispatched according to dispatching rules applicable to operation from an approved airport; The weather conditions at that airport was equal to or better than: (1) The weather minimums prescribed for takeoff in 14 CFR part 97 or where minimums are not prescribed for the airport, 800‚??2, 900‚??11/2, or 1,000‚??1 for airports in the United States; or (2) The weather minimums for takeoff prescribed or approved by the government of the country in which the airport is located; or where minimums are not prescribed or approved for the airport, 800‚??2, 900‚??11/2, or 1,000‚??1 for airports outside of the United States. (JTI ID: 447)
Sources: 121.637(a)(1)
2.  Check when departing from an alternate airport the weather conditions were at least equal to the minimums prescribed in the operator's operations specifications for alternate airports. (JTI ID: 454)
Sources: 121.637(b)
Yes
No, Explain
Not Applicable
Not Observable
1.45  Were flights dispatched and operated with enough fuel on board to meet the fuel supply requirements for domestic operations?

Note(s):
Minimum fuel supply required for dispatch must account for any anticipated traffic delays on the ground. The minimum fuel supply required at take off applies up until commencement of the takeoff roll. Minimum fuel requirements must be specified on the dispatch release and include those required by 14 CFR part 121.647.
Updated: Rev. # 3 on 06/01/2010


Kind of Question:Domestic

Related Performance JTIs:
1.  Check that no person dispatched or took off an airplane unless it had enough fuel to fly to the airport to which it is dispatched thereafter, to fly to and land at the most distant alternate airport (where required) for the airport to which dispatched; and thereafter, to fly for 45 minutes at normal cruising fuel consumption, or for operators who are authorized to conduct day VFR operations in their operations specifications and who are operating nontransport category airplanes type certificated after December 31, 1964, to fly for 30 minutes at normal cruising fuel consumption for day VFR operation. (JTI ID: 463)
Sources: 121.639(a); 121.639(b); 121.639(c)
2.  Check that the operator lists the minimum fuel quantity required by regulation at the start of each takeoff (does not include taxi fuel) on the dispatch release. (JTI ID: 1804)
Sources: 121.135(b)(26) FAA Order 8900.1, Volume 3, Chapter 25, Section 2, 3-1951
Yes
No, Explain
Not Applicable
Not Observable
1.46  Were flights using nonturbine or turbo-propeller powered airplanes dispatched and operated with enough fuel on board to meet the fuel supply requirements for flag operations?

Note(s):
Destination airports without an available alternate airport should be approved by the Administrator in operations specifications paragraph C067.

The minimum fuel supply required for dispatch must account for anticipated traffic delays on the ground. The minimum fuel supply required at take off applies up until the commencement of the takeoff roll. Minimum fuel requirements must be specified on the dispatch release and include those required by 14 CFR part 121.647.
Updated: Rev. # 3 on 06/01/2010


Kind of Question:Flag

Related Performance JTIs:
1.  Check that no person dispatched, a nonturbine or turbopropeller powered airplane unless, considering the wind and other weather conditions expected, it had enough fuel to fly to and land at the airport to which it is dispatched; thereafter, to fly to and land at the most distant alternate airport specified in the dispatch release; and thereafter, to fly for 30 minutes plus 15 percent of the total time required to fly at normal cruising fuel consumption to the airports specified in paragraphs (a) (1) and (2) of 14 CFR part 121.641, or to fly for 90 minutes at normal cruising fuel consumption, whichever is less. (JTI ID: 465)
Sources: 121.641(a); 121.641(a)(1); 121.641(a)(2); 121.641(a)(3)
2.  Check that no person dispatched under flag operations, a nonturbine or turbopropeller powered airplane to an airport for which an alternate was not specified under 14 CFR part 121.621(a)(2), unless it had enough fuel, considering wind and forecast weather conditions, to fly to that airport and thereafter to fly for three hours at normal cruising fuel consumption. (JTI ID: 467)
Sources: 121.641(b)
Yes
No, Explain
Not Applicable
Not Observable
1.47 

Were propeller-driven airplanes released and operated with enough fuel on board, considering the wind and other weather conditions expected:

  • To fly to and land at the airport to which it was released;
  • Then to fly to and land at the most distant alternate airport specified in the flight release; and
  • Then to fly for 45 minutes at normal cruising fuel consumption; or
  • For operators who are authorized to conduct day VFR operations in their operations specifications and who are operating nontransport category airplanes type certificated after December 31, 1964, to fly for 30 minutes at normal cruising fuel consumption for day VFR operations?


Note(s):
Minimum fuel supply required for release must account for any anticipated traffic delay on the ground. The minimum fuel supply required at take off applies up until the commencement of the takeoff roll. Minimum fuel requirements must be specified on the flight release and include those required by 14 CFR part 121.647.

The 45 minutes of normal cruising fuel consumption must be computed on the basis of the operator's normal enroute cruise configuration.
Updated: Rev. # 3 on 06/01/2010


Kind of Question:Supplemental
Yes
No, Explain
Not Applicable
Not Observable
1.48 

Were propeller-driven airplanes released and operated between points outside the contiguous United States with enough fuel on board, considering the wind and other weather conditions expected :

  • To fly to and land at the airport to which it was released;
  • Then to fly to and land at the most distant alternate airport specified in the flight release; and
  • Then to fly for 30 minutes plus 15 percent of the total time required to fly at normal cruising fuel consumption to the airport to which release and the most distant alternate airport; or
  • To fly for 90 minutes at normal cruising fuel consumption, whichever is less?


Note(s):
Minimum fuel supply required for release must account for any anticipated traffic delays on the ground. The minimum fuel supply required at take off applies up until the commencement of the takeoff roll. Minimum fuel requirements must be specified on the flight release and include those required by 14 CFR part 121.647,

The 30 minutes plus 15 percent or the 90 minutes of normal cruising fuel consumption must be computed on the basis of the air carrier‚??s normal enroute cruise configuration.

Updated: Rev. # 3 on 06/01/2010


Kind of Question:Supplemental
Yes
No, Explain
Not Applicable
Not Observable
1.49 

Were propeller-driven airplanes released and operated to an airport for which an alternate is not specified under 14 CFR part 121.623(b) with enough fuel on board, considering the wind and other weather conditions expected:

  • To fly to and land at the airport to which it was released; and,
  • Then fly for three hours at normal cruising fuel consumption?


Note(s):
An alternate airport need not be designated for IFR or over-the-top operations where the aircraft carries enough fuel to meet the requirements of 14 CFR parts 121.643 and 121.645 for flights outside the 48 contiguous states and the District of Columbia over routes without an available alternate airport for a particular airport of destination.

Destination airports without an available alternate airport should be approved by the Administrator in operations specifications paragraph C.067.

Minimum fuel supply required for release must account for any anticipated traffic delays on the ground. The minimum fuel supply required at take off applies up until the commencement of the takeoff roll. Minimum fuel supply requirements must be specified on the release and include those required by 14 CFR part 121.647.

The 3 hours of normal cruising fuel consumption specified in 14 CFR part 121.643(c) must be computed on the basis of the operator's normal enroute cruise configuration.

Updated: Rev. # 3 on 06/01/2010


Kind of Question:Supplemental
Yes
No, Explain
Not Applicable
Not Observable
1.50 

Were turbine-engine powered airplanes released and operated with enough fuel to meet the fuel supply requirements, considering the wind and other weather conditions expected:

  • To fly to and land at the airport to which it was released;
  • Then to fly for a period of 10 percent of the total time required to fly from the airport of departure to, and land at, the airport to which it was released;
  • Then to fly to and land at the most distant alternate airport specified in the flight release, if an alternate is required; and
  • Then to fly for 30 minutes at holding speed at 1,500 feet above the alternate airport (or the destination airport if no alternate is required) under standard temperature conditions?


Note(s):
Any flag operation within the 48 contiguous states and the District of Columbia may use the fuel requirements of 14 CFR part 121.639.

For a supplemental operation within the 48 contiguous states and the District of Columbia with a turbine engine powered airplane the fuel requirements of 14 CFR part 121.643 apply.

Turbo-propeller-powered airplanes are not considered turbine-powered airplanes.

A deviation to the fuel requirements of 14 CFR part 121.645 must be specifically authorized by the Administrator in the operations specifications.

The Administrator may amend the operations specifications of a operator conducting flag or supplemental operations to require more fuel than any of the minimums if he finds that additional fuel is necessary on a particular route in the interest of safety.

Minimum fuel supply required for release must account for any anticipated traffic delays on the ground. The minimum fuel supply required at take off applies up until the commencement of the takeoff roll. Minimum fuel requirements must be specified on the release and include those required by 14 CFR part 121.647.

Updated: Rev. # 3 on 06/01/2010


Kind of Question:Flag, Supplemental
Yes
No, Explain
Not Applicable
Not Observable
1.51 

Were turbine-engine powered airplanes released and operated to an airport for which an alternate is not specified under 14 CFR parts 121.621(a)(2) or 121.623(b) with enough fuel to meet the fuel supply requirements, considering the wind and other weather conditions expected:

  • To fly to and land at the airport to which it is released; and
  • Then to fly for at least two hours at normal cruising fuel consumption?


Note(s):
An alternate airport need not be designated for IFR or over-the-top operations where the aircraft carries enough fuel to meet the requirements of 14 CFR parts 121.643 and 121.645 for flights outside the 48 contiguous states and the District of Columbia over routes without an available alternate airport for a particular airport of destination.

Destination airports without an available alternate airport should be approved in operations specifications paragraph C067

Minimum fuel supply required for release must account for any anticipated traffic delays on the ground. The minimum fuel supply required at take off applies up until the commencement of the takeoff roll. Minimum fuel requirements must be specified on the release and include those required by 14 CFR part 121.647.

The 2 hours of normal cruising fuel consumption required by 14 CFR part 121.645(c) must be computed on the basis of the operator's normal enroute cruise configuration.

Updated: Rev. # 8 on 12/01/2011


Kind of Question:Flag, Supplemental
Yes
No, Explain
Not Applicable
Not Observable
1.52 

Did each person who dispatches or releases a flight and each person who takes off an airplane consider all applicable factors used in computing fuel requirements including:

  • Wind and other weather conditions forecast;
  • Anticipated traffic delays;
  • One instrument approach and possible missed approach at destination; and
  • Any other conditions that may delay landing of the aircraft?


Note(s):
Domestic and Flag Operations ‚?? Pilot in Command and Aircraft Dispatcher

Supplemental Operations ‚?? Pilot in Command and Director of Operations (or authorized designee).

Updated: Rev. # 3 on 06/01/2010


Kind of Question:Flag, Supplemental, Domestic
Yes
No, Explain
Not Observable
1.53  Were the operator‚??s procedures for the declaration of minimum fuel or an emergency due to low fuel supply followed?
Updated: Rev. # 3 on 06/01/2010


Kind of Question:Flag, Supplemental, Domestic
Yes
No, Explain
Not Observable
1.54 

Did the pre-flight planning process evaluate the status of each airport used by the operator to meet the requirement of operating within a specific time limit of an adequate airport?

  • 60 minutes for a turbine-engine powered airplane with two engines, or
  • 180 minutes for a passenger carrying turbine-engine powered airplane with more than two engines, or
  • 60 minutes for all reciprocating-engine-powered airplane


Note(s):
Flying time must be determined assuming cruise speed with one-engine inoperative under standard conditions in still air.

Turbine-engine powered airplanes with more than two engines are limited to no more than 90 minutes (with both engines operating at cruise power) from an adequate airport if the requirements of 14 CFR part 121.646(a) cannot be met.

Updated: Rev. # 3 on 06/01/2010


Kind of Question:Flag, Supplemental, Domestic
Yes
No, Explain
Not Applicable
Not Observable
1.55  Were the procedures met for take off and landing weather minimums for VFR flights?

Note(s):
VFR operations must be specifically authorized in Operations Specifications B051.
Updated: Rev. # 3 on 06/01/2010


Kind of Question:Flag, Supplemental, Domestic

Related Performance JTIs:
1.  Check that the reported ceiling and visibility during takeoff and landing operations was not less than, regardless of any ATC clearance or as provided in 14 CFR part 121.649(b): 1,000 foot ceiling and one mile visibility for Day VFR operations; or 1,000 foot ceiling and two mile visibility for Night VFR operations. (JTI ID: 484)
Sources: 121.649(a)(1)
2.  Check that the basic VFR weather minimums of 14 CFR part 91.155 are applied at those locations where the special weather minimums of 14 CFR part 91.157 (See part 91, Appendix D, Section 3) are not applicable to the operation of fixed wing aircraft. (JTI ID: 490))
Sources: 121.649(c)
Yes
No, Explain
Not Applicable
Not Observable
1.56  Did the operator ensure the pilot in command met the experience requirements for IFR landing weather minimums?
Updated: Rev. # 5 on 03/01/2011


Kind of Question:Flag, Supplemental, Domestic

Related Performance JTIs:
1.  Check that the MDA or DA/DH and visibility landing minimums in the operations specification for regular, provisional, or refueling airports, are increased by 100 feet and one-half mile (or the RVR equivalent), for each pilot in command, if he has not served 100 hours as pilot in command in operations under 14 CFR part 121 in the type of airplane he is operating. Note: The MDA/DA/DH and visibility minimums need not be increased above those applicable to the airport when used as an alternate airport, but in no event may the landing minimums be less than 300 and 1. (JTI ID: 503)
Sources: 121.652(a)
2.  Check that the 100 hours of pilot in command experience required by paragraph (a) of 14 CFR part 121.652 may be reduced (not to exceed 50 percent) by substituting one landing in operations under 14 CFR part 121 in the type of airplane for 1 required hour of pilot in command experience, if the pilot has at least 100 hours as pilot in command of another type airplane in operations under 14 CFR part 121. (JTI ID: 515)
Sources: 121.652(b)
3.  Check that category II minimums and the sliding scale when authorized in the operator's operations specifications, were not applied until the pilot in command subject to paragraph (a) of 14 CFR part 121.652 met the requirements of that paragraph in the type of airplane he is operating. (JTI ID: 516)
Sources: 121.652(c)
Yes
No, Explain
Not Observable
1.57 

Did the operator determine the controlling visibility for VFR and IFR landings, takeoffs, and straight-in instrument approaches consistent with 14 CFR parts 121.649 through 121.653, titled:

  • VFR: Domestic operations;
  • IFR: Takeoff and landing weather minimums; and
  • IFR: Landing weather minimums?


Note(s):
"Latest", with respect to a weather report and/or forecast means just completed, most current, and up-to-the-minute.
Updated: Rev. # 10 on 03/01/2013


Kind of Question:Flag, Supplemental, Domestic

Related Performance JTIs:
1.  Check when conducting operations under 14 CFR parts 121.649 through 121.653 the ceiling and visibility values in the main body of the latest weather report control for VFR and IFR takeoffs and landings and for instrument approach procedures on all runways of an airport. When the latest weather report, including an oral report from the control tower, contains a visibility value specified as runway visibility or runway visual range for a particular runway of an airport, that specified value controls for VFR and IFR landings and takeoffs and straight-in instrument approaches for that runway. (JTI ID: 517)
Sources: 121.655
Yes
No, Explain
Not Observable
1.58  Was a dispatch release prepared for each flight between specified points, based on information furnished by an authorized aircraft dispatcher?

Note(s):
The pilot in command and an authorized aircraft dispatcher shall only sign the dispatch release if they both believe that the flight could be made with safety.

The aircraft dispatcher may delegate authority to sign a dispatch release for a particular flight, but he/she may not delegate his/her authority to dispatch. The pilot in command may not delegate his/her authority to sign a dispatch release, only the pilot in command may sign.

Updated: Rev. # 10 on 03/01/2013


Kind of Question:Flag, Domestic
Yes
No, Explain
Not Applicable
Not Observable
1.59 

Did the dispatch release contain:

  • The identification number of the aircraft;
  • The trip number;
  • The departure airport, intermediate stops, destination airports, and alternate airports;
  • A statement of the type of operation (e.g., IFR, VFR);
  • The minimum fuel supply;
  • For each flight dispatched as an ETOPS flight (as applicable), the ETOPS diversion time for which the flight is dispatched; and
  • Weather reports, available weather forecasts, or a combination thereof, for the destination airport, intermediate stops, and alternate airports that are the latest available at the time the release was signed by the pilot in command and dispatcher?


Note(s):
The dispatch release may include any additional available weather reports or forecasts that the pilot in command or the aircraft dispatcher considered necessary or desirable.
Updated: Rev. # 11 on 03/01/2013


Kind of Question:Flag, Domestic
Yes
No, Explain
Not Applicable
Not Observable
1.60 

Did the flight release contain:

  • Company or organization name;
  • Make, model, and registration number of the aircraft being used;
  • Flight or trip number, and date of flight;
  • Name of each flight crewmember, flight attendant, and pilot designated as pilot in command;
  • Departure airport, destination airports, alternate airports, and route;
  • Minimum fuel supply (in gallons or pounds);
  • A statement of the type of operation (e.g., IFR, VFR);
  • For each flight released as an ETOPS flight (as applicable), the ETOPS diversion time for which the flight is released; and
  • Weather reports, available weather forecasts, or a combination thereof, for the destination airport, and alternate airports, that were the latest at the time the release was signed?


Note(s):
The flight release may include any additional available weather reports or forecasts that the pilot in command considered necessary or desirable.
Updated: Rev. # 11 on 03/01/2013


Kind of Question:Supplemental
Yes
No, Explain
Not Applicable
Not Observable
1.61  As applicable, did the operator use the forms normally used for scheduled operations when it conducted supplemental operations?
Updated: Rev. # 3 on 06/01/2010


Kind of Question:Flag, Supplemental, Domestic
Yes
No, Explain
Not Applicable
Not Observable
1.62 

Did the pilot in command carry a copy of the:

  • Completed load manifest (or information from it, except information concerning cargo and passenger distribution);
  • Dispatch release; and
  • Flight plan to its destination?
Updated: Rev. # 3 on 06/01/2010


Kind of Question:Flag, Domestic
Yes
No, Explain
Not Applicable
Not Observable
1.63 

Did the pilot in command carry in the airplane to its destination the original or a signed copy of the:

  • Load manifest;
  • Flight release;
  • Airworthiness release;
  • Pilot route certification; and
  • Flight plan?
Updated: Rev. # 3 on 06/01/2010


Kind of Question:Supplemental
Yes
No, Explain
Not Applicable
Not Observable
1.64 

Was the following information included when filing a VFR flight plan?

  • The aircraft identification number, and if necessary, its radio call sign
  • The type of aircraft
  • The full name and address of the PIC
  • The point and proposed time of departure
  • The proposed route, cruising altitude (or flight level), and true airspeed at that altitude
  • The point of first intended landing and the estimated elapsed time until over that point
  • The amount of fuel on board (in hours)
  • The number of persons in the aircraft, except where that information is otherwise readily available to the FAA
  • Any other information the PIC or ATC believes is necessary for ATC purposes


Note(s):
VFR operations must be authorized by operations specifications B051.
Updated: Rev. # 3 on 06/01/2010


Kind of Question:Flag, Supplemental, Domestic
Yes
No, Explain
Not Applicable
Not Observable
1.65  When utilizing operations specifications B030, did the aircraft dispatcher and/or flight crew (as applicable) perform GPS RAIM predictions prior to each IFR flight to airports where only RNAV GPS approaches were available, to ensure satisfactory signal coverage was anticipated to be available at the estimated time of arrival?

Note(s):
Predictions shall be based on Area Navigation (RNAV) departure, routes, arrivals, and approaches, as applicable.

GPS RAIM availability must be confirmed for solely TSO-C129 equipped aircraft. Continuous loss of RAIM for more than five (5) minutes for any part of the intended flight should result in delay, cancellation or rerouting until RAIM capability requirements can be met.

GPS RAIM availability is not required to be confirmed for TSO-C145/146 equipped aircraft as long as WAAS coverage is confirmed to be available along the entire route of the flight. However, outside the U.S. or in areas where WAAS coverage is not available, operators using TSO-C145/146 equipped aircraft are required to check GPS RAIM availability.

The operator may utilize the aircraft, a vendor based RAIM prediction software that utilizes the same algorithms as the avionics installed, or the FAA RAIM prediction software (within the 48 contiguous United States only) to conduct the required prediction.

Updated: Rev. # 3 on 06/01/2010


Kind of Question:Flag, Supplemental, Domestic
Yes
No, Explain
Not Applicable
Not Observable
1.66  When utilizing operations specifications B034, were aircraft navigation systems capable of providing the required navigational performance over the planned route and airspace during the planned flight time?
Updated: Rev. # 3 on 06/01/2010


Kind of Question:Flag, Supplemental, Domestic
Yes
No, Explain
Not Applicable
Not Observable
1.67 

Did each flight, which utilized the provisions of operations specifications B043, have enough fuel on board considering:

  • Wind and other weather conditions forecast;
  • Anticipated traffic delays;
  • One instrument approach and possible missed approach at destination; and
  • Any other conditions that may delay landing of the aircraft?
Updated: Rev. # 3 on 06/01/2010


Kind of Question:Flag, Supplemental
Yes
No, Explain
Not Applicable
Not Observable
1.68 

Did each flight, which utilized the provisions of operations specifications B043, have enough fuel:

  • To Fly to and land at the airport to which it is dispatched or released;
  • Then to fly for a period of 10 percent of that portion of the en route time (between the departure airport and the airport to which it was released) where the aircraft's position can not be "reliably fixed" at least once each hour in accordance with operations specifications paragraph B032;
  • Then to fly to and land at the most distant alternate airport specified in the dispatch or flight release, as applicable, (if an alternate is required by 14 CFR part 121.621 and 121.623, as appropriate); and
  • Then to fly for 45 minutes at normal cruising fuel consumption?


Note(s):
The 45 minutes of normal cruising fuel consumption must be computed on the basis of the air carrier‚??s normal enroute cruise configuration.
Updated: Rev. # 3 on 06/01/2010


Kind of Question:Flag, Supplemental
Yes
No, Explain
Not Applicable
Not Observable
1.69 

Did each flightcrew, utilizing operations specifications B043, immediately report to the dispatcher (or flight follower, as applicable) anytime:

  • The estimated time of arrival at the destination exceeded fifteen minutes beyond the flight plan ETA;
  • The cruise altitude varied by four thousand (4,000) feet or more from the flight plan; or
  • The airplane deviated more than one hundred (100) nautical miles from the flight-planned route?
Updated: Rev. # 3 on 06/01/2010


Kind of Question:Flag, Supplemental
Yes
No, Explain
Not Applicable
Not Observable
1.70 

Did the operator, when utilizing operations specifications B043, report to AFS-200 through its Principal Operations Inspector:

  • Any declarations of emergency fuel; and/or
  • Any occurrence of a low fuel state which resulted in actions being taken by ATC and/or dispatch in order to provide priority handling, even if no emergency was declared?
Updated: Rev. # 3 on 06/01/2010


Kind of Question:Flag, Supplemental
Yes
No, Explain
Not Applicable
Not Observable
1.71  Did the operator comply with the authorizations, conditions and limitations of operations specifications B044 when conducting planned redispatch or rerelease operations en route?
Updated: Rev. # 7 on 09/01/2011


Kind of Question:Flag, Supplemental
Yes
No, Explain
Not Applicable
Not Observable
1.72  When issued operations specifications B055, did the operator validate the accuracy and completeness of its North Polar Operations recovery plan and diversion database at least annually?
Updated: Rev. # 3 on 06/01/2010


Kind of Question:Flag, Supplemental
Yes
No, Explain
Not Applicable
Not Observable
1.73 

When utilizing operations specification B343, did the operator consider:

  • The wind and other weather conditions forecast;
  • Anticipated traffic delays;
  • One instrument approach and possible missed approach at destination; and
  • Any other conditions that may delay landing of the aircraft to accomplish the requirements of the operation specification for each flight?
Updated: Rev. # 3 on 06/01/2010


Kind of Question:Flag, Supplemental
Yes
No, Explain
Not Applicable
Not Observable
1.74 

When utilizing operations specifications B343, did the operator have enough fuel on board to fly and land at the destination airport and then fly for a period of time based on the percentages listed in the notes section of paragraph B050 of the operator‚??s operations specifications under one of the following circumstances?

  • That percentage of the total time required to fly from the airport of departure to, and land at, the airport to which it was released;
    • Then to fly to and land at the most distant alternate airport specified in the dispatch or flight release; and
    • Then to fly for thirty minutes at holding speed at 1,500 feet above the alternate airport (or the destination airport if no alternate is required) under actual or forecasted temperatures and condition; or
  • Using the provisions of operations specification B343 in conjunction with the provisions of operations specifications B043 b(2).
Updated: Rev. # 3 on 06/01/2010


Kind of Question:Flag, Supplemental
Yes
No, Explain
Not Applicable
Not Observable
1.75  When utilizing operations specifications B343, did the operator flight plan the flight to restrict the flight to no less than a 5 percent en route fuel reserve at the time of dispatch or release?
Updated: Rev. # 3 on 06/01/2010


Kind of Question:Flag, Supplemental
Yes
No, Explain
Not Applicable
Not Observable
1.76  Did the operator only use airplanes listed in operations specifications B343 in conjunction with the applicable approved areas listed in operations specifications B050?
Updated: Rev. # 3 on 06/01/2010


Kind of Question:Flag, Supplemental
Yes
No, Explain
Not Applicable
Not Observable
1.77 

Did the operator use the fuel supplies authorized by operations specifications B343 in accordance with:

  • 14 CFR part 121.621, alternate airport for destination for flag operations; or
  • 14 CFR part 121.623, alternate airport for destination; for supplemental operations?
Updated: Rev. # 3 on 06/01/2010


Kind of Question:Flag, Supplemental
Yes
No, Explain
Not Applicable
Not Observable
1.78  When utilizing operations specifications B343, was the flight dispatched or released with appropriate weather reports or forecasts, or any combination thereof, that indicated the weather conditions would be at or above the authorized IFR approach and landing minimums at the estimated time of arrival at any airport to which the flight was dispatched or released?
Updated: Rev. # 3 on 06/01/2010


Kind of Question:Flag, Supplemental
Yes
No, Explain
Not Applicable
Not Observable
1.79  When utilizing operations specifications B343, did the operator prevent the flight from utilizing the provisions of operations specifications B044 concurrently with the provisions of operations specifications B343?
Updated: Rev. # 3 on 06/01/2010


Kind of Question:Flag, Supplemental
Yes
No, Explain
Not Applicable
Not Observable
1.80  When utilizing operations specifications B343, was each aircraft included in the program to maintain a hull-specific performance monitoring system that continuously monitors, analyzes, and compares the fuel performance calculations to the actual performance for each individual airplane?
Updated: Rev. # 3 on 06/01/2010


Kind of Question:Flag, Supplemental
Yes
No, Explain
Not Applicable
Not Observable
1.81 

When utilizing operations specifications B343, did the flight planning incorporate:

  • The airplane-specific fuel bias derived by the continuous performance monitoring required by this operations specifications;
  • Accurate meteorological data including upper wind information equal to or more accurate than 1.25 degree (1.25 degree of latitude by 1.25 degree of longitude grid over the globe) gridded model winds must be utilized for the entire flight plan route; and
  • Typical departure, arrival, and alternate airport routings and altitudes must be used for fuel requirement calculations under this authorization for each flight?
Updated: Rev. # 3 on 06/01/2010


Kind of Question:Flag, Supplemental
Yes
No, Explain
Not Applicable
Not Observable
1.82 

When utilizing operations specifications B343, were all flightdeck fuel quantity indicators operational at dispatch or release?



Note(s):
Fuel quantity indicator failures during flight must be reported to operational control personnel as soon as practical.
Updated: Rev. # 3 on 06/01/2010


Kind of Question:Flag, Supplemental
Yes
No, Explain
Not Applicable
Not Observable
1.83  Did the operator ensure the fuel requirements of operations specifications B343 were not lower than the requirements of 14 CFR part 121.193(c) or the ETOPS critical fuel requirements for each flight, as applicable?
Updated: Rev. # 3 on 06/01/2010


Kind of Question:Flag, Supplemental
Yes
No, Explain
Not Applicable
Not Observable
1.84  When utilizing operations specification B343, did the operator maintain a flight monitoring and recording system requiring the flightcrew and dispatcher or flight follower, as applicable, to verify at regular intervals en route not-to-exceed 1.5 hours between reports, the airplane‚??s position, route, altitude, and fuel-onboard compared to flight-planned fuel-onboard at that point?
Updated: Rev. # 3 on 06/01/2010


Kind of Question:Flag, Supplemental
Yes
No, Explain
Not Applicable
Not Observable
1.85 

When utilizing operations specifications B343, did the flight monitoring and recording system ensure the following information was recorded:

  • The flightcrew reports when estimated time of arrival at the destination exceeded fifteen minutes beyond the flight plan ETA, the cruise altitude varied by four thousand (4,000) feet from the flight plan, or the airplane exceeded one hundred (100) miles from the flight-planned route;
  • A report indicating that a portion of en-route reserve fuel was consumed;
  • The PIC and dispatcher (or flight follower) coordinated, agreed, and recorded a course of action when a portion of en-route reserve fuel was consumed;
  • Primary and secondary method of communicating the reports required by operations specifications B343 were available for the entire route of flight;
  • Flight crewmembers and dispatchers or flight followers, as applicable, were trained in the use of these procedures?
Updated: Rev. # 3 on 06/01/2010


Kind of Question:Flag, Supplemental
Yes
No, Explain
Not Applicable
Not Observable
1.86  Did the operator‚??s internal oversight program monitor operations conducted under operations specifications B343?
Updated: Rev. # 10 on 03/01/2013


Kind of Question:Flag, Supplemental
Yes
No, Explain
Not Applicable
Not Observable
1.87 

When issued operations specifications B343, did the operator‚??s oversight program provide the required reports?

  • Notification to the CHDO whenever any portion of the en route reserve fuel was consumed.
  • Monthly reporting or statistical data on fuel usage for flights where the deviation authorized by operations specifications B343 is exercised to the operator‚??s CHDO.
  • Root cause analysis for each instance in which any portion of the en route reserve fuel is consumed.
  • Monthly audit procedure to ensure:
    • viability of en route alternates; and
    • the profile used for departure, arrival, and alternate airport routings is a reasonable profile which can be expected to be assigned by ATC.
  • Quarterly reports of applicable oversight data to the Air Transportation Division for the first two years from the effective date of operations specifications B343.
Updated: Rev. # 3 on 06/01/2010


Kind of Question:Flag, Supplemental
Yes
No, Explain
Not Applicable
Not Observable
1.88  Did the operator‚??s personnel perform their required duties as they relate to the dispatch or release of aircraft as part of the approved ground deicing/anti-icing operational procedures?
Updated: Rev. # 3 on 06/01/2010


Kind of Question:Flag, Supplemental, Domestic

Related Performance JTIs:
1.  Check the operator's dispatchers, flight followers, or management, as applicable, safely dispatched or released aircraft while ground deicing/anti-icing operational procedures were in effect. (JTI ID: 1806)
Sources: AC 120-60
Yes
No, Explain
Not Observable
1.89  Did the operator follow policies, procedures, instructions, and information for this element?
Updated: Rev. # 3 on 06/01/2010


Kind of Question:Flag, Supplemental, Domestic
Yes
No, Explain
Not Observable
1.90  Did the operator follow controls for this element?
Updated: Rev. # 3 on 06/01/2010


Kind of Question:Flag, Supplemental, Domestic
Yes
No, Explain
Not Observable
1.91  Did the records for this element comply with the instructions?
Updated: Rev. # 3 on 06/01/2010


Kind of Question:Flag, Supplemental, Domestic
Yes
No, Explain
Not Observable
1.92 

Were the process measurements for this element:

  • Effective in identifying actual or potential problems AND
  • Did the operator identify and take corrective action for identified problems?
Updated: Rev. # 3 on 06/01/2010


Kind of Question:Flag, Supplemental, Domestic
Yes
No, Explain
Not Observable
1.93  Did the operator follow its method for evaluating the impact of changes in this process to other related processes that interface with this process?
Updated: Rev. # 12 on 09/30/2013


Kind of Question:Flag, Supplemental, Domestic
Yes
No, Explain
Not Applicable
Not Observable
1.94  Did the observed interactions between personnel accomplishing interfacing processes produce the desired result?
Updated: Rev. # 12 on 09/30/2013


Kind of Question:Flag, Supplemental, Domestic
Yes
No, Explain
Not Observable

EPI SECTION 1 - PERFORMANCE OBSERVABLES
Drop-Down Menu
1. Personnel.
2. Tools and Equipment.
3. Technical Data.
4. Policies, procedures, instructions, or information.
5. Materials.
6. Facilities.
7. Controls.
8. Process Measures.
9. Interfaces.
10. Desired Outcome.
11. Other.

EPI SECTION 2 - MANAGEMENT RESPONSIBILITY & AUTHORITY OBSERVABLES
Objective:

Answers to questions in this section address the responsibility and authority of the people who manage this process. They will help determine if there is a qualified and knowledgeable person who:

  • Is responsible for the process,
  • Is answerable for the quality of the process,
  • Has the authority to establish and modify the process.

Note: The person with the authority may or may not be the person with the responsibility.

Tasks:
  The inspector shall accomplish the following tasks:
Identify the person who has overall responsibility for the processes associated with this element.
Identify the person who has overall authority for the processes associated with this element.
  Note: If there have been no major changes in key personnel or the program since the last SAI or EPI was accomplished, then only answer questions 1 and 2 below, and select "No Change‚?? (N/C) for the remaining questions. If changes have occurred that affect the responsibility or authority attributes for this element, then accomplish all tasks and answer all questions.
Review the duties and responsibilities for the person(s) who manage the processes associated with this element.
Review the appropriate organizational chart.
Discuss the processes associated with this element with the management personnel identified in tasks 1 and 2.
Review the qualifications and work experience of the management personnel identified in tasks 1 and 2.
Questions:
2.1  Is the identified person who is responsible for the quality of the processes associated with this element actively filling that position?
Updated: Rev. # 3 on 06/01/2010


Kind of Question:Flag, Supplemental, Domestic
Yes
No, Explain
Not Observable
2.2  Is the identified person who has authority to establish and modify the operator's policies, procedures, instructions and information for the processes associated with this element actively filling that position?
Updated: Rev. # 3 on 06/01/2010


Kind of Question:Flag, Supplemental, Domestic
Yes
No, Explain
Not Observable
2.3  Does the responsible person know that he/she has responsibility for the processes associated with this element?
Updated: Rev. # 3 on 06/01/2010


Kind of Question:Flag, Supplemental, Domestic
Yes
No, Explain
No Change
Not Observable
2.4  Does the person with authority know that he/she has authority for the processes associated with this element?
Updated: Rev. # 3 on 06/01/2010


Kind of Question:Flag, Supplemental, Domestic
Yes
No, Explain
No Change
Not Observable
2.5  Does the person with responsibility for the processes associated with this element meet the qualification and work experience standards?
Updated: Rev. # 3 on 06/01/2010


Kind of Question:Flag, Supplemental, Domestic
Yes
No, Explain
No Change
Not Observable
2.6  Does the person with authority to establish and modify the processes associated with this element meet the qualification and work experience standards?
Updated: Rev. # 3 on 06/01/2010


Kind of Question:Flag, Supplemental, Domestic
Yes
No, Explain
No Change
Not Observable
2.7  Does the person with responsibility understand the controls, process measurements, and interfaces associated with this element?
Updated: Rev. # 3 on 06/01/2010


Kind of Question:Flag, Supplemental, Domestic
Yes
No, Explain
No Change
Not Observable
2.8  Does the person with authority understand the controls, process measurements, and interfaces associated with this element?
Updated: Rev. # 3 on 06/01/2010


Kind of Question:Flag, Supplemental, Domestic
Yes
No, Explain
No Change
Not Observable
2.9  Does the person with responsibility know who has authority to establish and modify the processes associated with this element?
Updated: Rev. # 3 on 06/01/2010


Kind of Question:Flag, Supplemental, Domestic
Yes
No, Explain
No Change
Not Observable
2.10  Does the person with authority know who has the responsibility for the processes associated with this element?
Updated: Rev. # 3 on 06/01/2010


Kind of Question:Flag, Supplemental, Domestic
Yes
No, Explain
No Change
Not Observable

EPI SECTION 2 - MANAGEMENT RESPONSIBILITY & AUTHORITY OBSERVABLES
Drop-Down Menu
1. Assignment of responsibility.
2. Assignment of authority.
3. Does not understand policies, procedures, instructions, or information.
4. Does not understand controls.
5. Does not understand process measurements.
6. Does not understand interfaces.
7. Span of control.
8. Position vacant.
9. Other.


Revision#:12 Revision Date:09/30/2013