Unscoped DCT Report (Standard DCT)


MLF Label: 3.3.2 (OP) Dispatch / Flight Release
DCT Type: EP DCT
Specialty: Operations
Peer Group: A - Part 121 Air Operators
DCT Revision: 13.0 on 05/17/18 (Released)
Summary Information

Purpose (Certificate Holder Responsibility): To prepare a dispatch or flight release authorized by an aircraft dispatcher or flight follower and signed by the PIC stating the conditions under which a flight will be operated safely.
Objective (FAA Responsibility): Determine; (1) If the CH followed the accepted or approved process; (2) If the CH prepared a dispatch or flight release authorized by an aircraft dispatcher or flight follower and signed by the PIC stating the conditions under which a flight will be operated safely.




Questions Answers References
  3.3.2 (OP) Dispatch / Flight Release
1   
Best describe how the procedures were followed to dispatch or release aircraft for operations under IFR or over-the-top only when a combination of the appropriate weather reports and forecasts indicated that the weather conditions would be at or above the authorized minimums at the ETA at the airport or airports to which the aircraft was dispatched or released.




NOTE: 

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Process Observation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121" ) ,  Rev.  1  5/14/2014 10:51:14 AM, 

QID:
 00013601, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Consistently followed the procedures
  Some steps were missed or not followed
  Procedures were not consistently followed or adequate
  Not Observable
  Not Applicable
121.613
2   
Best describe how the procedures were followed when personnel changed an original destination or alternate airport on the original dispatch or flight release to another airport while the aircraft was enroute to ensure that the other airport:

      # Was authorized for that type of aircraft; and
      # Met the appropriate requirements of 121.593 through 121.661 and 121.173 at the time of redispatch or amendment of the flight release?



NOTE: 

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Process Observation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121" ) ,  Rev.  2  5/22/2014 5:49:06 AM, 

QID:
 00013613, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Consistently followed the procedures
  Some steps were missed or not followed
  Procedures were not consistently followed or adequate
  Not Observable
121.631(f)
3   
Best describe how the Operators that dispatched airplanes to or from refueling or provisional airports:

      # Complied with the requirements for regular airports; and
      # Ensured that the airports met the requirements for regular airports.



NOTE: 

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Process Observation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "C070" ) ,  Rev.  2  5/22/2014 5:49:07 AM, 

QID:
 00013617, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Consistently followed the procedures
  Some steps were missed or not followed
  Procedures were not consistently followed or adequate
  Not Observable
  Not Applicable
121.635
4   
Best describe how the procedures for departure from unlisted and alternate airports were followed.




NOTE: 

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Process Observation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121" ) AND ( TYPE 119 OPERATION = "FLAG" OR "DOMESTIC" ) ,  Rev.  1  5/14/2014 10:51:14 AM, 

QID:
 00013620, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Consistently followed the procedures
  Some steps were missed or not followed
  Procedures were not consistently followed or adequate
  Not Observable
  Not Applicable
121.637
5   
Best describe how the procedures for the declaration of minimum fuel or an emergency due to low fuel supply were followed.




NOTE: 

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Process Observation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121" ) ,  Rev.  1  5/14/2014 10:51:14 AM, 

QID:
 00013651, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Consistently followed the procedures
  Some steps were missed or not followed
  Procedures were not consistently followed or adequate
  Not Observable
  Not Applicable
121.557, 121.559
6   
Best describe how the procedures were followed to meet the takeoff and landing weather minimums for VFR flights.




NOTE: VFR operations must be specifically authorized in OpSpec B051.

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Process Observation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121") AND (OPSPEC = "B051") ,  Rev.  2  5/17/2018 2:04:22 PM, 

QID:
 00013656, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Consistently followed the procedures
  Some steps were missed or not followed
  Procedures were not consistently followed or adequate
  Not Observable
  Not Applicable
B051, 121.649
7   
Best describe how the procedures were followed to ensure that the PIC met the experience requirements for IFR landing weather minimums.




NOTE: 

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Process Observation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121" ) ,  Rev.  1  5/14/2014 10:51:14 AM, 

QID:
 00013657, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Consistently followed the procedures
  Some steps were missed or not followed
  Procedures were not consistently followed or adequate
  Not Observable
  Not Applicable
121.652
8   
Best describe how the procedures were followed to determine that the controlling visibility for VFR and IFR landings, takeoffs, and straight-in instrument approaches met 121.649 through 121.653, titled:

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



NOTE: 'Latest available' weather observations may be from an approved automated weather observation system that is active during terminal area flight operations or an active observer station. A basic weather watch must begin in time to inform pilots and dispatchers at least 30 minutes before the ETA or departure for scheduled operations and in time to inform pilots before beginning the approach or departure for unscheduled operations. Basic weather watches must continue until arrivals or departures are complete. Weather reports used to commence an approach or determine if a departure alternate is required must include the visibility, altimeter setting, temperature, wind speed and direction, and cloud height (if specifically required for the approach or departure procedure).

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Process Observation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121" ) ,  Rev.  2  5/22/2014 5:49:19 AM, 

QID:
 00013658, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Consistently followed the procedures
  Some steps were missed or not followed
  Procedures were not consistently followed or adequate
  Not Observable
  Not Applicable
8900.1 Vol 3 Ch 25 Sec 2, 121.649, 121.651, 121.652, 121.653, 121.655
9   
Best describe how the flight monitoring and recording procedures were followed per operations specification B343?




NOTE: 

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Process Observation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121") AND (OPSPEC = "B343") AND (TYPE 119 OPERATION = "SUPPLEMENTAL") ,  Rev.  2  1/5/2018 3:12:28 PM, 

QID:
 00013703, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Consistently followed the procedures
  Some steps were missed or not followed
  Procedures were not consistently followed or adequate
  Not Observable
  Not Applicable
B343
10   
Best describe how the approved ground deicing and anti-icing procedures were followed to perform required duties related to the dispatch or release of aircraft.




NOTE: 

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Process Observation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "A023" ) ,  Rev.  1  5/14/2014 10:51:14 AM, 

QID:
 00013713, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Consistently followed the procedures
  Some steps were missed or not followed
  Procedures were not consistently followed or adequate
  Not Observable
  Not Applicable
A023, 121.629
11   
Did the responsible person provide adequate resources (financial and human) to ensure the safety and performance in support of all process objectives for this element?




NOTE: 

Safety Attribute: Management Responsibility,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121") ,  Rev.  1  3/19/2018 9:46:57 AM, 

QID:
 00051922, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Observable
5.21, 5.23(a), 5.25(a), 5.25(b), 5.25(c)
12   
Did the person with authority over the certificate holder's process effectively plan, direct and control resources; or change procedures and make key determinations including safety risk acceptance decisions for this element?




NOTE: 

Safety Attribute: Management Authority,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121") ,  Rev.  1  3/19/2018 9:46:57 AM, 

QID:
 00051923, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Observable
5.23(b)
13   
Did the certificate holder monitor and measure the safety performance of this element and identify deficiencies and implement necessary action(s)?




NOTE: 

Safety Attribute: Process Measurement,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121") ,  Rev.  1  3/19/2018 9:46:57 AM, 

QID:
 00051924, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Observable
5.71, 5.73, 5.75
14   
Was a dispatch release prepared for each flight, and did the dispatcher and PIC sign the release?




NOTE: Electronic signatures may be used if approved in OpSpec A025. The aircraft dispatcher may delegate authority to sign a dispatch release for a particular flight, but he or she may not delegate his or her authority to dispatch.

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121" ) AND ( TYPE 119 OPERATION = "DOMESTIC" OR "FLAG" ) ,  Rev.  2  1/5/2018 3:12:27 PM, 

QID:
 00013575, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Observable
  Not Applicable
A025, 121.663
15   
Did the Operator only use properly equipped and adequate airports for each route in operation, considering such items as:

      # Size and surface;
      # Obstructions;
      # Facilities;
      # Public protection;
      # Lighting;
      # Navigational and communications aids; and
      # ATC?



NOTE: 

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121" ) ,  Rev.  2  5/22/2014 5:49:02 AM, 

QID:
 00013582, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Observable
  Not Applicable
121.117(a), 121.97(a)
16   
Did the Operator use its approved system for obtaining, maintaining, and distributing current aeronautical data, and did the aeronautical data include the required information?




NOTE: 

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121" ) ,  Rev.  1  5/14/2014 10:51:14 AM, 

QID:
 00013590, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Observable
  Not Applicable
A009, 121.117(b), 121.97(b)
17   
Verify that weather reports and forecasts were available for operations along each route.




NOTE: 

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121" ) AND ( TYPE 119 OPERATION = "DOMESTIC" OR "FLAG" ) ,  Rev.  1  5/14/2014 10:51:14 AM, 

QID:
 00013591, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  The records were accurate
  The records contained discrepancies
  Not Observable
  Not Applicable
121.101(a)
18   
Did the Operator only use weather reports and forecasts to control flights that were prepared by the U.S. National Weather Service or other source approved by the Administrator?




NOTE: Weather reports or forecasts used to control flight operations in the 48 contiguous states and the District of Columbia not prepared by the NWS must be specifically approved in OpSpec A010 as an EWINS. Sources found satisfactory for operations outside the 48 contiguous states by the Administrator may include reports and forecasts by meteorological offices operated by a foreign state that meet the standards and practices of ICAO and must be approved in OpSpec A010.

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121" ) ,  Rev.  1  5/14/2014 10:51:14 AM, 

QID:
 00013592, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Observable
  Not Applicable
A010, 121.101(b), 121.119(a)
19   
Did the Operator only use an approved system for obtaining forecasts and reports of adverse weather phenomena?




NOTE: 

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121" ) ,  Rev.  1  5/14/2014 10:51:14 AM, 

QID:
 00013593, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Observable
  Not Applicable
8900.1 Vol 3 Ch 26 Sec 3, A010, 121.101(d), 121.119(b)
20   
Did the flight time from an adequate airport for turbine engine powered airplanes, unless approved via OpSpecs, remain within:

      # 60 minutes for two-engine airplanes; and
      # 180 minutes for passenger carrying airplanes with more that two engines?



NOTE: Flying time is determined assuming cruise speed with one-engine inoperative, under standard conditions, in still air.

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121") AND ((TYPE 119 OPERATION = "SUPPLEMENTAL") OR (TYPE 119 OPERATION = "FLAG")) AND ((PROPULSION = "TURBOJET") OR (PROPULSION = "TURBOPROPELLER")) ,  Rev.  3  1/12/2016 3:31:41 PM, 

QID:
 00013594, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Observable
  Not Applicable
121.161(a)
21   
Did turbine engine powered airplanes, unless approved via OpSpecs, remain outside the North and South Polar Areas?




NOTE: 

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121") AND ((TYPE 119 OPERATION = "SUPPLEMENTAL") OR (TYPE 119 OPERATION = "FLAG")) AND (PROPULSION = "TURBOJET") ,  Rev.  2  1/12/2016 3:31:41 PM, 

QID:
 00013597, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Observable
  Not Applicable
B055, 121.161(a)
22   
Did operations using reciprocating engine powered airplanes remain within 60 minutes of an adequate airport?




NOTE: Flying time is determined assuming one-engine inoperative cruise speed, under standard conditions, in still air. The Administrator may authorize operations farther than 60 minutes flying time from an adequate airport based on the terrain, the kind of operation, or airplane performance of the proposed operation.

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121" ) AND ( TYPE 119 OPERATION = "FLAG" OR "SUPPLEMENTAL" ) AND ( PROPULSION = "RECIPROCATING" ) ,  Rev.  1  5/14/2014 10:51:14 AM, 

QID:
 00013598, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Observable
  Not Applicable
121.161(d)
23   
Verify that the flight planning data was evaluated for accuracy.




NOTE: 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 enroute and estimated fuel consumption. Flight planning data may be computed manually or with computer aids.

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121" ) ,  Rev.  1  5/14/2014 10:51:14 AM, 

QID:
 00013599, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  The records were accurate
  The records contained discrepancies
  Not Observable
  Not Applicable
8900.1 Vol 3 Ch 25 Sec 1, A008, 121.533(a), 121.535(a), 121.537(a)
24   
Were the VFR flights dispatched or released only when the ceiling and visibility enroute were predicted to be at or above the applicable VFR minimums until arrival at the airport or airports specified in the dispatch release by available weather reports, forecasts, or any combination of the them?




NOTE: 

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121") AND (OPSPEC = "B051") ,  Rev.  2  5/17/2018 2:04:22 PM, 

QID:
 00013600, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Observable
  Not Applicable
B051, 121.611
25   
Were the flights dispatched or released for extended overwater operations only when a combination of the appropriate weather reports and forecasts indicated that conditions would be at or above the authorized minimums at the ETA at the airport to which the flights were dispatched or released or at any required alternate airport?




NOTE: 

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121" ) AND ( TYPE 119 OPERATION = "FLAG" OR "SUPPLEMENTAL" ) ,  Rev.  1  5/14/2014 10:51:14 AM, 

QID:
 00013602, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Observable
  Not Applicable
121.615
26   
Did all dispatch or flight releases, when required, include a departure alternate within:

      # 1 hour from the departure airport at normal cruising speed in still air with one-engine inoperative for aircraft with two engines; or
      # 2 hours from the departure airport at normal cruising speed in still air with one-engine inoperative for aircraft having three or more engines?



NOTE: The alternate airport for departure must meet the alternate airport weather requirements specified in the OpSpecs.

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121" ) ,  Rev.  2  5/22/2014 5:49:04 AM, 

QID:
 00013603, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Observable
  Not Applicable
121.617(a)
27   
Was there at least one alternate airport listed, when required, for each destination airport specified in the dispatch release?




NOTE: At least one additional alternate must be designated when the weather conditions forecast are marginal for the destination and first alternate airport. If issued an exemption to 121.619, no alternate airport is required 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 forecast, 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 1 authorizations or the visibility will be at least 2 statute miles for airports utilizing CAT II or CAT III authorizations.

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121") AND ((TYPE 119 OPERATION = "DOMESTIC") OR (TYPE 119 OPERATION = "FLAG")) ,  Rev.  3  1/5/2018 3:12:27 PM, 

QID:
 00013606, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Observable
  Not Applicable
A005, 121.619, 121.621, 121.625
28   
Did the dispatcher properly release flights using the requirements of Exemption 3585?




NOTE: 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 ETA.

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121" ) AND ( SPECIAL APPROVALS = "EXEMPTION 3585" ) ,  Rev.  1  5/14/2014 10:51:14 AM, 

QID:
 00013607, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Observable
  Not Applicable
A005, C055, 121.613, 121.625
29   
Did the ETOPS Alternate Airports meet the requirements for weather, field condition reports, and public protection for ETOPS Alternate Airports?




NOTE: 

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "B342" OR "B344" ) ,  Rev.  1  5/14/2014 10:51:14 AM, 

QID:
 00013608, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Observable
  Not Applicable
121.106, 121.117, 121.97
30   
Did the dispatchers or flight followers not release aircraft when icing conditions that might have adversely affected flight safety were expected?




NOTE: 

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121" ) ,  Rev.  2  1/5/2018 3:12:27 PM, 

QID:
 00013609, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Observable
  Not Applicable
121.629
31   
Did the Operator list a regular, provisional, or refueling airport as a destination on the original dispatch or release?




NOTE: Regular, provisional, and refueling airports must be listed in OpSpec C070 and be authorized for the type of aircraft.

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (OPSPEC = "C070" ) AND ( TYPE 119 OPERATION = "DOMESTIC" OR "FLAG" ) ,  Rev.  1  5/14/2014 10:51:14 AM, 

QID:
 00013610, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Observable
  Not Applicable
C070, 121.631(a)
32   
Did the dispatchers or other persons with operational control amend releases when weather at a required alternate airport changed and was not forecast to be at or above alternate minimums at the time of arrival?




NOTE: The dispatch or flight release must be amended enroute to include any alternate airport within the fuel range of the aircraft.

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121" ) ,  Rev.  1  5/14/2014 10:51:14 AM, 

QID:
 00013611, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Observable
  Not Applicable
121.631
33   
Did the dispatchers or other persons with operational control list the required ETOPS alternates on the dispatch or flight release?




NOTE: 

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "B342" OR "B344" ) ,  Rev.  1  5/14/2014 10:51:14 AM, 

QID:
 00013612, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Observable
  Not Applicable
121.624
34   
Verify the amendments made to dispatch or flight releases enroute were recorded.




NOTE: 

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121" ) ,  Rev.  1  5/14/2014 10:51:14 AM, 

QID:
 00013616, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  The records were accurate
  The records contained discrepancies
  Not Observable
  Not Applicable
121.631(g)
35   
Were the domestic flights dispatched and operated with enough fuel on board:

      # To fly to the airport to which it is dispatched;
      # To fly to the most distant alternate; and
      # To fly to for 45 minutes?



NOTE: Minimum fuel is defined as the amount of fuel listed on the dispatch release that is required to be on board the aircraft at the commencement of the takeoff roll and does not include fuel consumed during taxi.

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121" ) AND ( TYPE 119 OPERATION = "DOMESTIC" ) ,  Rev.  2  5/22/2014 5:49:08 AM, 

QID:
 00013621, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Observable
  Not Applicable
8900.1 Vol 3 Ch 25 Sec 2, A012, 121.639
36   
Were the flag operations with nonturbine and turbopropeller powered airplanes dispatched and operated with enough fuel on board?




NOTE: Destination airports without available alternate airports must be approved by the Administrator in OpSpec C067. Minimum fuel is defined as the amount of fuel listed on the dispatch release that is required to be on board the aircraft at the commencement of the takeoff roll and does not include fuel consumed during taxi.

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121" ) AND ( TYPE 119 OPERATION = "FLAG" ) AND ( PROPULSION = "RECIPROCATING" OR "TURBOPROPELLER" ) ,  Rev.  1  5/14/2014 10:51:14 AM, 

QID:
 00013625, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Observable
  Not Applicable
C067, 121.621, 121.641, 121.647
37   
Were the 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 authorized for day VFR operations and 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: Minimum fuel is defined as the amount of fuel listed on the flight release that is required to be on board the aircraft at the commencement of the takeoff roll and does not include fuel consumed during taxi. The 45 minutes of normal cruising fuel consumption must be computed on the basis of the normal enroute cruise configuration.

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121" ) AND ( TYPE 119 OPERATION = "SUPPLEMENTAL" ) AND ( PROPULSION = "RECIPROCATING" OR "TURBOPROPELLER" ) ,  Rev.  2  5/22/2014 5:49:10 AM, 

QID:
 00013626, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Observable
  Not Applicable
121.643(a)
38   
Did all the propeller-driven airplanes released and operated between points outside the contiguous United States carry 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 dispatched and the most distant alternate, or for 90 minutes at normal cruising fuel consumption, whichever is less; or
      # To fly to the destination airport and then to fly for 3 hours at normal cruising fuel consumption if an alternate is not specified under 121.621(a)(2)?



NOTE: Minimum fuel is defined as the amount of fuel listed on the flight release required to be on board the aircraft at the commencement of the takeoff roll and does not include fuel consumed during taxi. The 30 minutes plus 15 percent or the 90 minutes of normal cruising fuel consumption must be computed per the normal enroute cruise configuration.

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121" ) AND ( TYPE 119 OPERATION = "FLAG" ) AND ( PROPULSION = "RECIPROCATING" OR "TURBOPROPELLER" ) ,  Rev.  2  5/22/2014 5:49:11 AM, 

QID:
 00013630, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Observable
  Not Applicable
121.641(a), 121.641(b)
39   
Were the propeller-driven airplanes released and operated to airports for which alternates were not specified under 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 they were released; and
      # Then, to fly for 3 hours at normal cruising fuel consumption?



NOTE: An alternate airport does not need to be designated for IFR or over-the-top operations where aircraft carry enough fuel per 121.643 and 121.645 if the flight is outside the 48 contiguous states and the District of Columbia over routes without an available alternate for a particular airport of destination. Destination airports without an available alternate airport must be approved in OpSpec C067. The 3 hours of normal cruising fuel consumption must be computed per the normal enroute cruise configuration.

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121") AND ((PROPULSION = "RECIPROCATING") OR (PROPULSION = "TURBOPROPELLER")) ,  Rev.  4  5/17/2018 2:04:24 PM, 

QID:
 00013635, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Observable
  Not Applicable
C067, 121.623, 121.643, 121.647
40   
Were the turbine engine powered 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 they were released;
      # Then, to fly for 10 percent of the total time required to fly from the departure airport to, and land at, the airport to which they were released;
      # Then, to fly and to 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: Deviations from the fuel requirements of 121.645 must be authorized in the OpSpecs. The Administrator may amend the OpSpecs for Operators conducting flag or supplemental operations to require more fuel if it is found that additional fuel is necessary. Minimum fuel is defined as the amount listed on the dispatch or flight release required to be on board at the commencement of the takeoff roll, not including fuel consumed during taxi.

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121") AND ((TYPE 119 OPERATION = "SUPPLEMENTAL") OR (TYPE 119 OPERATION = "FLAG")) AND (PROPULSION = "TURBOJET") ,  Rev.  4  9/20/2017 10:42:09 AM, 

QID:
 00013638, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Observable
  Not Applicable
121.645(b), 121.647
41   
Did the turbine engine powered airplanes released and operated to airports without alternates specified under 121.621(a)(2) or 121.623(b) carry enough fuel, considering the wind and other weather conditions expected:

      # To fly to and land at the airport to which they were released; and
      # Then, to fly for at least 2 hours at normal cruising fuel consumption?



NOTE: Alternate airports do not need to be designated for IFR or over-the-top operations where aircraft carry enough fuel per 121.643 and 121.645, if the flight is outside the 48 contiguous states and the District of Columbia over routes without available alternates. Destinations without available alternates may be listed in OpSpec C067 based on special provision,limitations or flight crewmember training requirements. Normal cruising fuel consumption must be computed per the normal enroute cruise configuration.

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121") AND ((TYPE 119 OPERATION = "SUPPLEMENTAL") OR (TYPE 119 OPERATION = "FLAG")) AND (PROPULSION = "TURBOJET") ,  Rev.  3  1/12/2016 3:31:41 PM, 

QID:
 00013643, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Observable
  Not Applicable
C067, 121.621, 121.623, 121.645(c)
42   
Did the dispatcher or the person responsible for releasing flights and each person taking off an airplane consider all applicable factors used in computing required fuel, in addition to unusable fuel, 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: 

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121" ) ,  Rev.  3  2/28/2018 11:20:26 AM, 

QID:
 00013646, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Observable
  Not Applicable
121.647(a), 121.647(b), 121.647(c), 121.647(d)
43   
Were turbine-engine powered airplanes with more than two engines dispatched or released for flights more than 90 minutes from adequate airports have enough fuel:

      # To meet the requirements of 121.645(b);
      # To fly to the adequate airport assuming a rapid decompression at the most critical point, a descent to a safe altitude per the oxygen supply requirements of 121.333, and considering expected wind and other weather conditions; and
      # To hold for 15 minutes at 1,500 feet above field elevation and conduct a normal approach and landing?



NOTE: Flight time is determined using all engines operating at crusie power.

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121") AND ((TYPE 119 OPERATION = "SUPPLEMENTAL") OR (TYPE 119 OPERATION = "FLAG")) AND ((PROPULSION = "TURBOJET") OR (PROPULSION = "THREE ENGINES") OR (PROPULSION = "FOUR ENGINES")) ,  Rev.  3  1/12/2016 3:31:40 PM, 

QID:
 00013652, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Observable
  Not Applicable
121.333, 121.645(b), 121.646(a)
44   
Verify that each dispatch release included:

      # 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; and
      # For each flight dispatched as an ETOPS flight, as applicable, the ETOPS diversion time for which the flight is dispatched?



NOTE: The dispatch release must contain, or have attached to it, a combination of the latest available (when signed by the PIC and dispatcher) appropriate weather reports and forecasts for the destination airport, intermediate stops, and alternate airports. They must include any additional reports or forecasts found necessary or desirable by the PIC or the dispatcher.

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121" ) AND ( TYPE 119 OPERATION = "DOMESTIC" OR "FLAG" ) ,  Rev.  2  5/22/2014 5:49:22 AM, 

QID:
 00013662, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  The records were accurate
  The records contained discrepancies
  Not Observable
  Not Applicable
121.687(a)
45   
Verify that each flight release included the:

      # 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 PIC;
      # Departure airport, destination airports, alternate airports, and route;
      # Minimum fuel supply (in gallons or pounds) and a statement of the type of operation, e.g., IFR, VFR; and
      # The ETOPS diversion time for which the flight is released for each flight released as an ETOPS flight, as applicable.



NOTE: The flight release must contain, or have attached to it, weather reports, available weather forecasts, or a combination thereof, for the destination airport, and alternate airports, that are the latest available at the time the release is signed. It may include any additional available weather reports or forecasts that the pilot in command considers necessary or desirable.

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121" ) AND ( TYPE 119 OPERATION = "SUPPLEMENTAL" ) ,  Rev.  3  9/13/2016 1:16:58 PM, 

QID:
 00013669, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  The records were accurate
  The records contained discrepancies
  Not Observable
  Not Applicable
121.689(a), 121.689(b)
46   
Did the Operator use the forms normally used for scheduled operations when it conducted supplemental operations?




NOTE: 

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121" ) AND ( TYPE 119 OPERATION = "FLAG" OR "DOMESTIC" ) ,  Rev.  1  5/14/2014 10:51:14 AM, 

QID:
 00013677, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Observable
  Not Applicable
121.687, 121.689(c)
47   
Did the PIC carry a copy of the each of the following in the airplane to its destination:

      # Dispatch release; and
      # Flight plan?



NOTE: 

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121" ) AND ( TYPE 119 OPERATION = "FLAG" OR "DOMESTIC" ) ,  Rev.  2  5/22/2014 5:49:23 AM, 

QID:
 00013678, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Observable
  Not Applicable
121.695(a)
48   
Did the PIC carry the original or a signed copy of each of the following in the airplane to its destination:

      # Load manifest;
      # Flight release;
      # Airworthiness release;
      # Pilot route certification; and
      # Flight plan?



NOTE: 

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121") AND (TYPE 119 OPERATION = "SUPPLEMENTAL") ,  Rev.  4  9/20/2017 10:42:10 AM, 

QID:
 00013681, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Observable
  Not Applicable
121.697(a)
49   
Verify that each VFR flight plan included:

      # The aircraft identification number, radio call sign if applicable, and type;
      # The PIC's full name and address and 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 people in the aircraft, except where that information was otherwise readily available to the FAA; and
      # Any other information the PIC or ATC believes is necessary for ATC purposes.



NOTE: VFR operations must be authorized by OpSpec B051.

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121" ) AND ( TYPE/KIND OF OPERATION = "VFR" ) ,  Rev.  2  5/22/2014 5:49:26 AM, 

QID:
 00013687, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  The records were accurate
  The records contained discrepancies
  Not Observable
  Not Applicable
91.153(a)
50   
Were the aircraft navigation systems able to perform over the planned route and airspace during the planned flight time per OpSpecs B034?




NOTE: 

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "B034" ) ,  Rev.  1  5/14/2014 10:51:14 AM, 

QID:
 00013695, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Observable
  Not Applicable
B034
51   
Did the Operator meet the required fuel supply, special limitations, and provisions of OpSpec B043 when using special fuel reserves in international operations?




NOTE: OpSpec B043 may be used in conjunction with OpSpec B343.

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "B043" ) ,  Rev.  1  5/14/2014 10:51:14 AM, 

QID:
 00013696, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Observable
  Not Applicable
B043, B343
52   
Verify that AFS-200 was informed through the Principal Operations Inspector of any:

      # Declarations of emergency fuel; and
      # Occurrence of a low fuel state resulting in actions being taken by ATC or dispatch to provide priority handling, even if no emergency was declared.



NOTE: OpSpec B043 may be used in conjunction with OpSpec B343.

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "B043" ) ,  Rev.  2  5/22/2014 5:49:27 AM, 

QID:
 00013697, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  The records were accurate
  The records contained discrepancies
  Not Observable
  Not Applicable
B043, B343
53   
Did the Operator comply with authorizations, conditions, and limitations of OpSpec B044 when conducting planned redispatch or re-release enroute?




NOTE: OpSpec B044 must not be used in conjunction with OpSpecs B043 or B343.

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "B044" ) ,  Rev.  1  5/14/2014 10:51:14 AM, 

QID:
 00013700, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Observable
  Not Applicable
B044
54   
Verify that the accuracy and completeness of the recovery plan and diversion database was validated at least annually.




NOTE: 

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "B055" ) ,  Rev.  1  5/14/2014 10:51:14 AM, 

QID:
 00013701, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  The records were accurate
  The records contained discrepancies
  Not Observable
  Not Applicable
B055
55   
Did the certificate holder conduct flights with the required fuel supply, approved airplanes and areas, and under the special limitations and provisions of operations specification B343 for Performance-Based Contingency Fuel Requirements for Flag Operations?




NOTE: OpSpec B343 must not be used in conjunction with OpSpec B044.

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121") AND (OPSPEC = "B343") AND (TYPE 119 OPERATION = "SUPPLEMENTAL") ,  Rev.  2  1/5/2018 3:12:28 PM, 

QID:
 00013702, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Observable
  Not Applicable
B343
56   
Were the flight operations only conducted at airports that were:

      # Certificated under 14 CFR Part 139; or
      # Authorized by the Administrator?



NOTE: Supplemental operations with 30 seats or less and supplemental all-cargo operations are exempted. Departure and destination alternates are not required to be certificated under 14 CFR Part 139.

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121" ) AND ( PASSENGER SEATING CONFIGURATION = "SEATS: >30" ) ,  Rev.  2  5/22/2014 5:49:34 AM, 

QID:
 00013714, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Observable
  Not Applicable
121.590
57   
Did each flightcrew member affirmatively state they were fit for duty prior to commencing the flight as part of the dispatch or flight release?




NOTE: This question does not apply to certificate holders conducting all-cargo operations using 14 CFR part 121 flight time limitations or rest requirements, unless they elect use 14 CFR part 117 requirements.

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121") AND (OPSPEC = "A319") ,  Rev.  2  1/12/2016 3:31:42 PM, 

QID:
 00035074, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Observable
  Not Applicable
117.5(d), A319
58   
Did the pilot in command sign the flight release only when he/she and the person authorized operational control believed the flight could be made safely?




NOTE: 

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121") ,  Rev.  2  5/17/2018 2:04:24 PM, 

QID:
 00051898, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Observable
  Not Applicable
121.597(b)
59   
Did the certificate holder follow policies, procedures, instructions, and information for this element?




NOTE: 

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121") ,  Rev.  1  3/19/2018 9:46:56 AM, 

QID:
 00051919, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Observable
  Not Applicable
60   
Did the certificate holder effectively mitigate unacceptable levels of risk(s) for this element?




NOTE: 

Safety Attribute: Controls,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121") ,  Rev.  1  3/19/2018 9:46:56 AM, 

QID:
 00051920, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Observable
5.53, 5.55, 5.51
61   
Were the certificate holder's interfaces effective for this element?




NOTE: 

Safety Attribute: Interfaces,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121") ,  Rev.  1  3/19/2018 9:46:56 AM, 

QID:
 00051921, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Observable
62   
Were individuals knowledgeable on how their safety related duties contributed to the safety performance of this element?




NOTE: 

Safety Attribute: Safety Ownership,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121") ,  Rev.  1  3/19/2018 9:46:57 AM, 

QID:
 00051925, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Observable
5.23(a), 5.91, 5.93


Response Details List  EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW) (Released, 1.0)
1 Unclear procedure(s)
2 Conflicting procedure(s)
3 Used workaround(s)
4 Skipped process step(s)
5 Personnel failed to follow process (procedures, guidance, etc)
6 Procedures/guidance not available
7 Procedures/guidance not current
8 Inconsistent procedure(s)
9 Undocumented procedure(s)
10 Minor typographical error(s) (i.e. record entries)
11 Information missing
12 Communication failure(s)
13 Personnel failed to perform task
14 Process failed to meet desired outcome
15 Process oversight failure
16 Equipment/tools not available
17 Equipment/tools not adequate
18 Equipment/tools not calibrated
19 Facilities not adequate
20 Other
Response Details List  N/O Response Detail (Released, 1.0)
1 Personnel (i.e. key certificate holder personnel not present/available)
2 Equipment (i.e. equipment not present/available/in serviceable condition)
3 Event did not occur (i.e. the drunk passenger did not show up for the flight...)
4 Time Constraints (i.e. resources/workload)
5 Weather (i.e. weather needed for observation not present or weather made observation impossible)
6 Other
Response Details List  N/A Response Detail (Released, 1.0)
1 Operator not authorized by OpSpecs
2 Equipment not equipped/authorized
3 Not applicable due to exemption, deviation, or exception
4 Not authorized by regulation
5 Not authorized by Order
6 Not authorized by Notice
7 Not authorized/recommended by Advisory Circular
8 Not authorized by Policy Letter, Legal Interpretation, or other guidance
9 Other