Unscoped DCT Report (Standard DCT)


MLF Label: 3.2.3 (OP) Special Navigation Areas of Operation DCT Type: ED DCT Specialty: Operations Peer Group: A - Part 121 Air Operators DCT Revision: 12.0 on 03/08/19 (Released)
Summary Information

Purpose (Certificate Holder Responsibility): To conduct special navigational operations as authorized in OpSpecs.
Objective (FAA Responsibility): Determine if the CH will be able to; (1) Comply with regulations; (2) Conduct special navigational operations as authorized in OpSpecs.

The (OP) Special Navigation Areas of Operation Element includes the following System(s) and Subsystem(s)

Questions Answers Comments
  3.2.3 (OP) Special Navigation Areas of Operation
1   
Does the process design ensure the individual with responsibility provides both financial and human resources for the safety and quality performance of this element?


REFERENCES: 5.23(a), 5.25(a), 5.25(b), 5.25(c), 5.21

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

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121") ,  Rev.  2  3/8/2019 12:47:45 PM, 

QID:
 00051915, Response Details: Responsibility ED/EP/SP DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
2   
Is the person with authority clearly identifiable, qualified and knowledgeable to effectively plan, direct and control resources, change procedures and make key determinations including safety risk acceptance decisions for this element?


REFERENCES: 5.23(a), 5.23(b), 5.25(c)

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

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121") ,  Rev.  2  3/8/2019 12:47:48 PM, 

QID:
 00051916, Response Details: Authority ED/EP/SP DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
3   
Do process measurement(s) exist to evaluate the performance of this element and implement corrective action if necessary?


REFERENCES: 5.75, 5.71, 5.73

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

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121") ,  Rev.  2  3/8/2019 12:47:48 PM, 

QID:
 00051917, Response Details: Process Measurement ED/EP/SP DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
4   
Do the procedures specify the requirements for operations in North Atlantic High Level Airspace?


REFERENCES: 8900.1 Vol 4 Ch 1 Sec 5, B039

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121") AND (OPSPEC = "B039") ,  Rev.  2  6/25/2018 10:02:22 AM, 

QID:
 00003216, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
5   
Do the procedures specify that a U.S. civil aircraft engaged in extended overwater operations must comply with Annex 2 (Rules of the Air) to the Convention on International Civil Aviation?


REFERENCES: 91.703(a)

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:
 00003217, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
6   
Do the procedures specify that a U.S. civil aircraft operated within a foreign country must comply with operating regulations within that airspace?


REFERENCES: 91.703(a)

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:
 00003218, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
7   
Do the procedures specify when operating a U.S. civil aircraft outside of the United States, it must comply with 14 CFR Part 121 when not inconsistent with applicable regulations of the foreign country or Annex 2 of the Convention on International Civil Aviation?


REFERENCES: 91.703(a)

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:
 00003219, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
8   
Do procedures specify the requirements for North Atlantic Operations with two engine airplanes?


REFERENCES: B041

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121") AND (OPSPEC = "B041") ,  Rev.  3  6/25/2018 10:02:21 AM, 

QID:
 00003220, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
9   
Do the procedures require the Operator to obtain authorization and limitations for routes and areas of operations?


REFERENCES: 119.49

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121" ) AND ( TYPE 119 OPERATION = "FLAG" OR "SUPPLEMENTAL" OR "DOMESTIC" ) ,  Rev.  2  5/21/2014 10:33:40 PM, 

QID:
 00003224, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
10   
When operating in North Atlantic High Level Airspace (NAT HLA), do special navigation areas of operation procedures specify the following:

      #1 Enroute flight;
      #2 Navigation; and
      #3 Communication?

REFERENCES: 121.135(b)

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121" ) AND ( TYPE 119 OPERATION = "FLAG" OR "SUPPLEMENTAL" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "B039" OR "B041" ) ,  Rev.  3  12/11/2018 3:17:24 PM, 

QID:
 00003225, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
11   
Do the procedures provide the appropriate enroute OpSpecs information including the following information for each approved route:

      #1 The types of airplanes authorized; and
      #2 The type of operation conducted (e.g., VFR, IFR, day, night)?

REFERENCES: 121.135(b)

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121" ) AND ( TYPE 119 OPERATION = "FLAG" OR "DOMESTIC" ) ,  Rev.  2  5/21/2014 10:33:43 PM, 

QID:
 00003230, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
12   
Do the procedures provide the appropriate information for operations in North Atlantic High Level Airspace (NAT HLA)?


REFERENCES: 121.135(b)

NOTE: This information is derived from the OpSpecs and includes: -Area of authorized operations; -Types of airplanes authorized; -Type of operation such as VFR, IFR, day, night; and -Any other information pertinent to supplemental operations in Minimum Navigation Performance Specifications airspace.

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121" ) AND ( TYPE 119 OPERATION = "SUPPLEMENTAL" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "B039" OR "B041" ) ,  Rev.  2  12/11/2018 3:17:23 PM, 

QID:
 00003234, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
13   
Do the procedures specify pilot and dispatcher (if applicable) route and airport qualification for operations in North Atlantic High Level Airspace (NAT HLA)?


REFERENCES: 121.135(b)

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "B039" OR "B041" ) ,  Rev.  2  12/11/2018 3:17:24 PM, 

QID:
 00003235, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
14   
Do the procedures specify that the Operator will only conduct operations using a Doppler Radar or Inertial Navigation System outside the 48 contiguous United States and the District of Columbia if such systems have been approved following 14 CFR Part 121 Appendix G?


REFERENCES: 121 Appendix G, 121.355(a)

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:
 00003236, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
15   
Do the procedures specify that a PIC flying between terminals over a route or area that requires a special type of navigation qualification must have demonstrated that qualification on the applicable navigation system within the preceding 12 calendar months by:

      #1 Flying over a route or area as PIC using the applicable special type of navigation system;
      #2 Flying over a route or area as PIC under the supervision of a check airman using the special type of navigation system; or
      #3 Completing the training program requirements of 14 CFR Part 121 Appendix G?

REFERENCES: 121.445(d)

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121" ) ,  Rev.  2  5/21/2014 10:33:44 PM, 

QID:
 00003237, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
16   
Do the procedures specify the requirements for operations in the Central East Pacific airspace?


REFERENCES: 8900.1 Vol 4 Ch 1 Sec 5, B037

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "B037" ) ,  Rev.  1  5/14/2014 10:51:14 AM, 

QID:
 00003242, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
17   
Do the procedures specify the requirements for operations in RVSM and RNP in Central East Pacific and NOPAC airspace?


REFERENCES: 8900.1 Vol 4 Ch 1 Sec 5, B046, B037, B038

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "B037" OR "B038" ) ,  Rev.  2  5/21/2014 10:33:46 PM, 

QID:
 00003243, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
18   
Do the procedures specify the requirements for operations in the North Polar airspace?


REFERENCES: 8900.1 Vol 4 Ch 1 Sec 5, B055

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:
 00003244, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
19   
Do the procedures specify the evaluation criteria for conducting operations in areas with communication and ATC difficulties?


REFERENCES: 8900.1 Vol 4 Ch 1 Sec 5, 121.122, 121.99

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

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

QID:
 00003245, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
20   
Do the procedures specify the requirements for operations in restricted international areas?


REFERENCES: 8900.1 Vol 4 Ch 1 Sec 5, B450

NOTE: Operations by U.S. Operators within the sovereign airspace of certain countries have restrictions levied by various agencies of the U.S. Government. The following are examples: -Commercial trade restrictions; -No-fly zones; -Special FARs flight prohibitions; -Restriction of certain transactions related to aircraft services; -Suspension of cargo air operation; and -Suspension of passenger-carrying operations to the United States because the airport authorities do not maintain and carry out effective security measures.

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121") AND ((TYPE 119 OPERATION = "FLAG") OR (TYPE 119 OPERATION = "SUPPLEMENTAL")) ,  Rev.  3  7/10/2017 12:06:43 PM, 

QID:
 00003246, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
21   
Do the procedures specify the requirements for operations in special areas where redundant LRNS are usually not required?


REFERENCES: 8900.1 Vol 4 Ch 1 Sec 5, B054, 121.351

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "B054" ) ,  Rev.  1  5/14/2014 10:51:14 AM, 

QID:
 00003248, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
22   
Do the procedures specify the requirements for performance-based enroute operations?


REFERENCES: 8900.1 Vol 4 Ch 1 Sec 5, AC-90-100, B040

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "B030" OR "B040" ) ,  Rev.  1  5/14/2014 10:51:14 AM, 

QID:
 00003249, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
23   
Do procedures exist in enough detail to meet the regulatory and guidance requirements for this element to produce the intended results?


Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121") ,  Rev.  1  3/13/2018 11:30:19 AM, 

QID:
 00051912, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
24   
Do controls exist within this element that ensure risks are reduced to an acceptable level?


REFERENCES: 5.51, 5.53, 5.55

Safety Attribute: Controls,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121") ,  Rev.  2  3/8/2019 12:47:45 PM, 

QID:
 00051913, Response Details: Controls ED/EP/SP DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
25   
Does the certificate holder have a method to evaluate the impact of changes on related processes (interfaces) for this element?


Safety Attribute: Interfaces,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121") ,  Rev.  2  3/8/2019 12:47:45 PM, 

QID:
 00051914, Response Details: Interfaces ED/EP/SP DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
26   
Does the process design require that individuals understand their safety role and how it contributes to the safety performance of this element?


REFERENCES: 5.23(a), 5.91, 5.93

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

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121") ,  Rev.  2  3/8/2019 12:47:46 PM, 

QID:
 00051918, Response Details: Safety Ownership ED/EP/SP DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No


Response Details List  Responsibility ED/EP/SP DCTs (Both OP and AW) (Released, 1.0)
1 Failed to provide financial resources
2 Failed to provide sufficient human resources
3 Individual not clearly identified
4 Failure to ensure safety of process
5 Failure to oversee operations conducted under the certificate
6 Failed to ensure quality performance of process
7 Process oversight failure
8 Communication failure(s)
9 Other
Response Details List  Authority ED/EP/SP DCTs (Both OP and AW) (Released, 1.0)
1 Process oversight failure
2 Unacceptable safety risk acceptance
3 Ineffective planning of resources
4 Ineffective use of resources
5 Ineffective control of resources
6 Failure to implement safety risk processes
7 Process owner not clearly identified
8 Unqualified
9 Other
Response Details List  Process Measurement ED/EP/SP DCTs (Both OP and AW) (Released, 1.0)
1 Inadequate monitoring of operations processes
2 Ineffective evaluations of processes or systems
3 Undocumented or insufficient investigations
4 Failure to conduct audits
5 Ineffective audits
6 Failure to detect changes in the operational environment
7 Personnel failed to perform/follow process (procedures, guidance, etc.)
8 Process failed to meet desired outcome
9 Process oversight failure
10 Other
Response Details List  Safety Ownership ED/EP/SP DCTs (Both OP and AW) (Released, 3.0)
1 Unaware of or ineffective safety policies or processes
2 Unaware of or ineffective safety related reporting tools
3 Unclear safety policy
4 Ineffective safety related training
5 Lack of safety culture
6 Unclear safety objectives
7 Other
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/A Response Detail (Released, 2.0)
1 Not applicable or authorized for the certificate holder or applicant
2 Other
Response Details List  Controls ED/EP/SP DCTs (Both OP and AW) (Released, 1.0)
1 Failure to identify hazards or ineffective risk controls
2 Failure to develop and maintain risk controls
3 Failure to effectively mitigate risk before applying risk controls
4 Risk controls ineffective
5 Unclear risk controls
6 Failure to assess risk for a new system
7 Failure to assess risk when revising an existing system
8 Failure to assess risk when developing operational procedures
9 Failure to maintain records of outputs of risk control assessments
10 Other
Response Details List  Interfaces ED/EP/SP DCTs (Both OP and AW) (Released, 1.0)
1 Internal communication failure(s)
2 External communication failure(s)
3 Lack of interfaces
4 Inconsistent interfaces
5 Poor coordination between departments and employees
6 Failure of interfaces between processes or procedures
7 Other