Unscoped DCT Report (Standard DCT)


MLF Label: 3.3.2 (OP) Dispatch / Flight Release DCT Type: ED DCT Specialty: Operations Peer Group: A - Part 121 Air Operators DCT Revision: 18.0 on 06/22/21 (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 if the CH will be able to; (1) Comply with regulations; (2) 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.

 (OP) Dispatch / Flight Release Element includes the following System(s) and Subsystem(s)

Questions Answers Comments
  3.3.2 (OP) Dispatch / Flight Release
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: 5.21, 5.23(a), 5.25(a), 5.25(b), 5.25(c)

Safety Attribute: 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: 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: 5.71, 5.73, 5.75

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 require weather reports and forecasts necessary for operations to be available along each route and to be prepared by:

      #1 The U.S. NWS or a U.S. NWS approved source (for operations within the 48 contiguous states and the District of Columbia); or
      #2 A source approved by the FAA (for operations conducted outside the 48 contiguous states and the District of Columbia)?

REFERENCES: A010, 121.101(b), 121.101(c)

NOTE: Weather reports or forecasts used to control flight operations not prepared by the NWS must be specifically approved in the Operator's OpSpec A010 as an EWINS.

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121" ) AND ( TYPE 119 OPERATION = "DOMESTIC" OR "FLAG" ) ,  Rev.  3  1/4/2018 4:25:47 PM, 

QID:
 00003459, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
5   
Do the procedures require the use of an approved system for obtaining forecasts and reports of adverse weather phenomena that may affect the flight safety over each route to be flown and airport to be used?


REFERENCES: A010, 121.101(d)

NOTE: Adverse weather phenomena includes clear air turbulence, thunderstorms, and low altitude windshear.

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121" ) AND ( TYPE 119 OPERATION = "DOMESTIC" OR "FLAG" ) ,  Rev.  2  1/4/2018 4:25:47 PM, 

QID:
 00003462, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
6   
Do the procedures require a dispatch release to be prepared:

      #1 For each flight between specified points based on information furnished by an authorized dispatcher; and
      #2 Signed by the PIC and authorized dispatcher only if both believe the flight can be made safely?

REFERENCES: 121.663

NOTE: The aircraft dispatcher may delegate authority to sign a release for a particular flight, but he may not delegate his authority to dispatch.

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121" ) AND ( TYPE 119 OPERATION = "DOMESTIC" OR "FLAG" ) ,  Rev.  3  1/4/2018 4:25:47 PM, 

QID:
 00003474, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
7   
Do the procedures require that there be enough dispatch centers that are:

      #1 Adequate for the operations to be conducted; and
      #2 Located at points necessary to ensure proper operational control of each flight?

REFERENCES: 121.107

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121" ) AND ( TYPE 119 OPERATION = "DOMESTIC" OR "FLAG" ) ,  Rev.  2  5/21/2014 10:41:00 PM, 

QID:
 00003553, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
8   
Do the procedures require that adequate airports be used for supplemental operations considering:

      #1 Size;
      #2 Surface;
      #3 Obstructions;
      #4 Facilities and lighting;
      #5 Public protection;
      #6 Navigational and communications aids; and
      #7 ATC?

REFERENCES: 121.117(a)

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121") AND ((TYPE 119 OPERATION = "DOMESTIC/FLAG AND SUPPLEMENTAL") OR (TYPE 119 OPERATION = "SUPPLEMENTAL")) ,  Rev.  4  6/25/2018 10:46:53 AM, 

QID:
 00003556, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
9   
Do the procedures require that weather reports used to control flights be prepared by the U.S. NWS or a source approved by the Weather Bureau or a source found satisfactory by the FAA (for operations outside the U.S. or at U.S. Military airports, where these reports are not available)?


REFERENCES: A010, 121.119(a)

NOTE: Weather reports or forecasts not prepared by the NWS must be specifically approved in OpSpec A010 as an EWINS. Sources found satisfactory by the FAA for operations outside the 48 contiguous states may include reports and forecasts by meteorological offices operated by foreign states that subscribe ICAO standards and practices and must be approved in OpSpec A010. Meteorological offices are normally listed in the MET tables located in ICAO regional Air Navigation Plans.

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121") AND ((TYPE 119 OPERATION = "DOMESTIC/FLAG AND SUPPLEMENTAL") OR (TYPE 119 OPERATION = "SUPPLEMENTAL")) ,  Rev.  4  1/4/2018 4:25:46 PM, 

QID:
 00003564, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
10   
Do the procedures require reciprocating engine powered airplane operations to remain within 60 minutes of an adequate airport?


REFERENCES: 121.161(d)

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

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

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

QID:
 00003567, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
11   
Do the procedures require for pilots, dispatchers, flight followers, or other operational control personnel to determine when to declare:

      #1 Minimum fuel; or
      #2 An emergency due to low fuel?

REFERENCES: 121.135(b), 121.557, 121.559

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121" ) ,  Rev.  2  5/21/2014 10:41:05 PM, 

QID:
 00003568, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
12   
Do the procedures require the Operator to successfully demonstrate to the FAA that ozone levels will not exceed:

      #1 0.25 parts per million by volume, sea level equivalent, at any time above flight level 320; and
      #2 0.1 parts per million by volume, sea level equivalent, time-weighted average for flight segments exceeding 4 hours above flight level 270?

REFERENCES: 121.578

NOTE: Exemptions are listed under 121.578(d) and 121.578(e).

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121" ) AND ( ALTITUDE LIMITATIONS = "ALT > FL270" ) ,  Rev.  3  9/9/2015 11:58:43 AM, 

QID:
 00003571, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
13   
Do the procedures require all dispatched or released aircraft to be:

      #1 Airworthy; and
      #2 Equipped per 121.303?

REFERENCES: 8900.1 Vol 4 Ch 4 Sec 1, 121.303, 121.605

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121" ) ,  Rev.  2  5/21/2014 10:41:06 PM, 

QID:
 00003574, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
14   
Do the procedures require the ceiling and visibility enroute to be and remain at or above applicable VFR minimums until arrival at the specified airport or airports before dispatching or releasing aircraft for VFR operations?


REFERENCES: B051, 121.611

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121") AND (OPSPEC = "B051") ,  Rev.  2  6/25/2018 10:46:54 AM, 

QID:
 00003577, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
15   
Do the procedures require VFR enroute operations for which aircraft are dispatched or released to be specifically approved in the OpSpecs?


REFERENCES: B051, 121.611

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121") AND (OPSPEC = "B051") ,  Rev.  2  6/25/2018 10:46:55 AM, 

QID:
 00003578, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
16   
Do the procedures require, before dispatching or releasing aircraft for IFR or over-the-top operations, appropriate weather reports or forecasts, or any combination thereof, to indicate weather conditions will be at or above the authorized minimums at the ETA at the airport or airports to which dispatched or released?


REFERENCES: A005, 121.613, 121.615

NOTE: Reference operations specification A005 for exemptions to 121.613 and/or 121.615.

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121" ) ,  Rev.  2  6/25/2018 10:46:56 AM, 

QID:
 00003579, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
17   
Do the procedures require flights dispatched or released involving extended overwater operations have appropriate weather reports or forecasts to indicate that the weather conditions will be at or above the authorized minimums at the ETA at any airport to which dispatched or released or to any required alternate airport?


REFERENCES: 121.615

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121") AND ((TYPE 119 OPERATION = "FLAG") OR (TYPE 119 OPERATION = "SUPPLEMENTAL")) AND (AREA OF OPERATION = "EXTENDED OVERWATER OPERATIONS") ,  Rev.  3  9/19/2017 2:40:42 PM, 

QID:
 00003580, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
18   
Do the procedures require the dispatch or flight release from airports with weather conditions below the landing minimums in the OpSpecs for that airport to specify an alternate airport located:

      #1 Not more than one hour (for aircraft having two engines) from the departure airport at normal cruising speed in still air with one-engine inoperative; or
      #2 Not more than two hours (for aircraft having three or more engines) from the departure airport at normal cruising speed in still air with one-engine inoperative?

REFERENCES: 121.617, 121.617(a)

NOTE: Alternate airport weather conditions must meet the requirements of the OpSpecs. Each required alternate airport must be listed in the dispatch or flight release.

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121" ) ,  Rev.  2  5/21/2014 10:41:09 PM, 

QID:
 00003583, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
19   
Do the procedures specify that the dispatch release for IFR or over-the-top operations, lists at least one alternate airport (as required) for each destination airport?


REFERENCES: A005, 121.619(a), 121.625

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 and/or 121.625, the ceiling and visibility may be reduced per the granted exception. The SRR for this question states that, 'weather reports or forecasts, or any combination of them' are required. The word 'or' in this case does not take precedence over other 121 regulations that require both reports and forecasts to be available for flight operations.

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121" ) AND ( TYPE 119 OPERATION = "DOMESTIC" ) ,  Rev.  4  6/25/2018 10:46:56 AM, 

QID:
 00003586, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
20   
Do the procedures require the dispatch release for IFR or over-the-top operations to list an additional alternate airport when the weather forecast for the destination and first alternate is marginal?


REFERENCES: 121.619(a), 121.625

NOTE: 'Marginal' is defined by the Operator. Alternate airport weather conditions must meet the requirements of 121.625.

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

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

QID:
 00003587, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
21   
Do the procedures require the dispatch release for IFR or over-the-top operations to list at least one alternate airport for each destination airport, unless the flight is scheduled for not more than 6 hours and, for at least 1 hour before and 1 hour after the estimated arrival time at the destination, the appropriate weather reports or forecasts, or any combination of them, indicate:

      #1 A ceiling at least 1,500 feet above the lowest circling MDA, if a circling approach is required and authorized for that airport; or
      #2 A ceiling at least 1,500 feet above the lowest published instrument approach minimum or 2,000 feet above the airport elevation, whichever is greater; and
      #3 The visibility at the destination will be 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?

REFERENCES: 121.621, 121.621(a)

NOTE: No alternate airport is required if the flight is over a route approved without an available alternate airport for a particular destination airport and the airplane has enough fuel per 121.641(b) or 121.645(c).

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121" ) AND ( TYPE 119 OPERATION = "FLAG" ) ,  Rev.  2  5/21/2014 10:41:10 PM, 

QID:
 00003589, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
22   
Do the procedures require the flight release for IFR or over-the-top operations to list at least one alternate airport for each destination airport?


REFERENCES: 121.623, 121.643, 121.645

NOTE: Alternate airports do not need to be designated when the aircraft has enough fuel per 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 destination. The weather requirements at the alternate airport must meet the requirements of the certificate holders OpSpecs. Destination airports that do not have an available alternate airport for destination may be listed in OpSpec C067 with any special provisions, limitations or flight crewmember training requirements..

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121") AND ((TYPE 119 OPERATION = "DOMESTIC/FLAG AND SUPPLEMENTAL") OR (TYPE 119 OPERATION = "SUPPLEMENTAL")) ,  Rev.  4  6/25/2018 10:46:54 AM, 

QID:
 00003593, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
23   
Do the procedures require alternate airports listed in the dispatch or flight release to have appropriate weather reports or forecasts, or any combination thereof, indicating weather conditions will be at or above the alternate weather minimums specified in OpSpec C055 for that airport when the flight arrives?


REFERENCES: 8900.1 Vol 3 Ch 18 Sec 5, C055, 121.625

NOTE: 121.624 provides exceptions for ETOPS Alternate Airports.

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121" ) ,  Rev.  2  2/27/2019 10:34:34 AM, 

QID:
 00003594, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
24   
Do the procedures prohibit the dispatch, release, continued operation, or landing of an aircraft when icing conditions are expected or met that, in the opinion of the PIC or dispatcher, may adversely affect flight safety?


REFERENCES: 121.629(a)

NOTE: 'Dispatcher' only applies to domestic and flag operations.

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

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

QID:
 00003595, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
25   
Do the procedures specify an Operator may designate any regular, provisional, or refueling airport, for the authorized type of aircraft, as a destination for the purpose of original dispatch or release?


REFERENCES: C070, 121.631(a)

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:
 00003596, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
26   
Do the procedures require that dispatchers may not dispatch an airplane to or from a refueling or provisional airport unless:

      #1 It meets the requirements of 14 CFR Part 121 applicable to dispatch from regular airports; and
      #2 That airport meets the requirements of 14 CFR Part 121 applicable to regular airports?

REFERENCES: 121.635

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121" ) AND ( TYPE 119 OPERATION = "DOMESTIC" OR "FLAG" ) ,  Rev.  2  5/21/2014 10:41:11 PM, 

QID:
 00003597, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
27   
Do the procedures prohibit pilots from taking off from airports not listed in OpSpec C070 unless:

      #1 The airport and related facilities are adequate for the operation of the airplane;
      #2 The pilot can comply with the applicable airplane operating limitations;
      #3 The airplane has been dispatched according to dispatching rules applicable to operation from an approved airport; and
      #4 The weather conditions at that airport are equal to or better than takeoff minimums per 121.637(a)(4)?

REFERENCES: C070, 121.637(a)

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121" ) AND ( TYPE 119 OPERATION = "DOMESTIC" OR "FLAG" ) ,  Rev.  2  5/21/2014 10:41:12 PM, 

QID:
 00003600, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
28   
Do the procedures require that pilots may not take off from an alternate airport unless the weather conditions are at least equal to the minimums prescribed in the certificate holder's OpSpecs for alternate airports?


REFERENCES: C056, C078, 121.637(b)

NOTE: All 14 CFR part 121 certificate holder's are issued OpSpec C056. OpSpec C078 is optional and may not be issued to all 14 CFR part 121 certificate holder's. This question should be answered based upon the certificate holder's authorization (C056 only, or C056 and C078).

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121" ) AND ( TYPE 119 OPERATION = "DOMESTIC" OR "FLAG" ) ,  Rev.  3  1/12/2016 12:31:04 PM, 

QID:
 00003605, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
29   
Do the procedures require that operational control personnel may not dispatch or take off an airplane unless it has enough fuel:

      #1 To fly to the airport to which it is dispatched;
      #2 Then, to fly to and land at the most distant alternate airport (where required) for the airport to which it was dispatched; and
      #3 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?

REFERENCES: 121.639, 121.639(a), 121.639(b), 121.639(c), 121.647

NOTE: Minimum fuel supply also includes the factors required by 121.647 for computing fuel. The 45 minutes of normal cruising fuel consumption must be computed on the basis of the Operator's normal enroute cruise configuration. 'Minimum fuel supply' is the amount of fuel listed on the dispatch release which is required to be on board the aircraft at the commencement of the takeoff roll.

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121" ) AND ( TYPE 119 OPERATION = "DOMESTIC" ) ,  Rev.  2  5/21/2014 10:41:13 PM, 

QID:
 00003606, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
30   
Do the procedures require all nonturbine and turbo-propeller driven airplanes dispatched or taking off for flag operations to have enough fuel, considering wind and other expected weather conditions:

      #1 To fly to and land at the airport to which it is dispatched;
      #2 Then, to fly to and land at the most distant alternate airport specified in the dispatch release;
      #3 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 airport, or for 90 minutes at normal cruising fuel consumption, whichever is less; or
      #4 If an alternate airport is not specified under 121.621(a)(2), to fly to the destination airport and thereafter for three hours at normal cruising fuel consumption?

REFERENCES: C067, 121.641, 121.641(a), 121.641(b)

NOTE: Destination airports without an available alternate airport must be approved by the FAA in OpSpec C067.

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121" ) AND ( TYPE 119 OPERATION = "FLAG" ) AND ( PROPULSION = "RECIPROCATING" OR "TURBOPROPELLER" ) ,  Rev.  2  5/21/2014 10:41:15 PM, 

QID:
 00003610, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
31   
Do the procedures require that personnel may not release for flight or takeoff a nonturbine or turbopropeller powered airplane unless, considering the wind and other weather conditions expected, it has enough fuel:

      #1 To fly to and land at the airport to which it is released;
      #2 Then, to fly to and land at the most distant alternate airport specified in the flight release; and
      #3 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?

REFERENCES: 121.643(a)

NOTE: Minimum fuel supply also includes the factors for computing fuel per 121.647. The 45 minutes of normal cruising fuel consumption must be computed per the Operator's normal enroute cruise.

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121") AND (TYPE 119 OPERATION = "DOMESTIC/FLAG AND SUPPLEMENTAL") AND ((PROPULSION = "RECIPROCATING") OR (PROPULSION = "TURBOPROPELLER")) ,  Rev.  3  1/25/2016 2:39:49 PM, 

QID:
 00003615, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
32   
Do the procedures require nonturbine and turbo-propeller driven airplanes released or taking off for flights beginning or ending outside the contiguous United States to have enough fuel, considering the wind and other weather conditions expected:

      #1 To fly to and land at the airport to which it is released;
      #2 Then, to fly to and land at the most distant alternate airport specified in the flight release; and
      #3 Then, to fly for 30 minutes plus 15 percent of the total time required to fly at normal cruising fuel consumption to the airports per 121.643(a)(1) & (2), or to fly for 90 minutes at normal cruising fuel consumption, whichever is less?

REFERENCES: 121.643(b), 121.647

NOTE: Minimum fuel supply includes the factors for computing fuel per 121.647. The 30 minutes plus 15 percent or 90 minutes of normal cruising fuel consumption must be computed per the Operator's normal enroute cruise configuration.

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121") AND (TYPE 119 OPERATION = "DOMESTIC/FLAG AND SUPPLEMENTAL") AND ((PROPULSION = "RECIPROCATING") OR (PROPULSION = "TURBOPROPELLER")) ,  Rev.  3  1/25/2016 2:39:49 PM, 

QID:
 00003619, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
33   
Do the procedures require nonturbine and turbo-propeller driven airplanes flying to airports for which alternates are not specified under 121.623(b), considering wind and other expected weather conditions, to include enough fuel:

      #1 To fly to and land at the airport to which it is released; and
      #2 Thereafter, to fly for three hours at normal cruising fuel consumption?

REFERENCES: C067, 121.623(b), 121.643(c), 121.647

NOTE: Minimum fuel supply also includes the factors for computing fuel per 121.647. Destination airports that do not have an available alternate airport for destination should be listed in OpSpec C067. The normal cruising fuel consumption must be computed on the basis of the Operator's normal enroute cruise configuration.

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121") AND (TYPE 119 OPERATION = "DOMESTIC/FLAG AND SUPPLEMENTAL") AND ((PROPULSION = "RECIPROCATING") OR (PROPULSION = "TURBOPROPELLER")) ,  Rev.  3  1/25/2016 2:39:49 PM, 

QID:
 00003623, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
34   
Do the procedures require turbine-engine powered (other than turbo-propellers) airplanes released for flag or supplemental operations outside the 48 contiguous United States and the District of Columbia to have enough fuel, considering wind and other weather conditions expected:

      #1 To fly to and land at the airport to which it is released;
      #2 Then, to fly for 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;
      #3 Then, to fly to and land at the most distant alternate airport specified in the flight release, if an alternate is required; and
      #4 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?

REFERENCES: 121.639, 121.643, 121.645(a), 121.645(b), 121.645(d), 121.645(e)

NOTE: For operations within the 48 contiguous states and the District of Columbia, flag Operators may use the fuel requirements of 121.639, and Supplemental Operators will use 121.643, as applicable. Any deviation to the fuel requirements of 121.645 must be specifically authorized by the Administrator in the OpSpecs. The Administrator may amend the OpSpecs of an Operator conducting flag or supplemental operations to require more fuel than any of the minimums if he or she finds that additional fuel is necessary on a particular route in the interest of safety.

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121") AND ((TYPE 119 OPERATION = "FLAG") OR (TYPE 119 OPERATION = "SUPPLEMENTAL")) AND (PROPULSION = "TURBOJET") ,  Rev.  3  1/12/2016 12:30:56 PM, 

QID:
 00003626, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
35   
Do the procedures require turbine-engine powered (other than turbo-propeller) airplanes released for flag or supplemental operations to airports without specified alternates to have enough fuel, considering wind and other weather conditions expected, to fly to the destination and thereafter for at least two hours at normal cruising fuel consumption?


REFERENCES: C067, 121.645(c), 121.647

NOTE: Minimum fuel supply also includes the factors for computing fuel per 121.647. Destination airports that do not have an available alternate airport for destination should be listed in OpSpec C067. The normal cruising fuel consumption must be computed on the basis of the Operator's normal enroute cruise configuration.

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121") AND ((TYPE 119 OPERATION = "FLAG") OR (TYPE 119 OPERATION = "SUPPLEMENTAL")) AND (PROPULSION = "TURBOJET") ,  Rev.  2  1/12/2016 12:30:56 PM, 

QID:
 00003631, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
36   
Do the procedures require turbine-engine powered airplanes with more than two engines dispatched or released for flights more than 90 minutes from adequate airports to have enough fuel:

      #1 To meet the requirements of 121.645(b);
      #2 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
      #3 To hold for 15 minutes at 1500 feet above field elevation and conduct a normal approach and landing?

REFERENCES: 121.333, 121.645(b), 121.646(a)

NOTE: Flight time is determined using all engines operating at cruise power. The preflight planning process must be able to determine whether adequate airports 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.

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121") AND ((TYPE 119 OPERATION = "FLAG") OR (TYPE 119 OPERATION = "SUPPLEMENTAL")) AND (PROPULSION = "TURBOJET") AND ((PROPULSION = "THREE ENGINES") OR (PROPULSION = "FOUR ENGINES")) ,  Rev.  3  1/12/2016 12:30:57 PM, 

QID:
 00003632, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
37   
Do the procedures require the following factors to be considered in computing required fuel, in addition to unusable fuel, to include:

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

REFERENCES: 121.647, 121.647(a), 121.647(b), 121.647(c), 121.647(d)

NOTE: Required fuel is in addition to unusable fuel. 'Minimum fuel supply' is the amount of fuel listed on the dispatch or flight release which is required to be on board the aircraft at the commencement of the takeoff roll.

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121" ) ,  Rev.  2  2/27/2018 8:48:53 AM, 

QID:
 00003636, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
38   
Do the procedures require all takeoffs and landings under VFR to occur when the reported ceiling and visibility are at least:

      #1 1,000-foot ceiling and one-mile visibility (for day operations); and
      #2 1,000-foot ceiling and two-mile visibility (for night operations)?

REFERENCES: 121.649, 121.649(a), 91.155

NOTE: Visibility for day and night operations may be reduced to 1/2 mile meeting the conditions specified under 121.649(b). The weather minimums in this section do not apply to the VFR operation of fixed-wing aircraft at any of the locations where the special weather minimums of 91.157 are not applicable (See 14 CFR Part 91, Appendix D, Section 3). The basic VFR weather minimums of 91.155 of this chapter apply at those locations.

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121" ) AND ( TYPE 119 OPERATION = "DOMESTIC" ) ,  Rev.  2  5/21/2014 10:41:22 PM, 

QID:
 00003641, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
39   
Do the procedures require increasing the MDA or DA/DH and visibility landing minimums by 100 feet and one-half mile for regular, provisional, and refueling airports for any PIC with less than 100 hours of experience in that airplane type in 14 CFR Part 121 operations?


REFERENCES: 121.652(a)

NOTE: The MDA or DA/DH and visibility minimums need not be increased above those applicable to the airport when used as an alternate airport, but the landing minimums may not be less than 300 and 1.

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

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

QID:
 00003644, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
40   
Do the procedures require operations under 121.649 through 121.653 to use the ceiling and visibility values in the main body of the latest weather report to control:

      #1 VFR and IFR takeoffs and landings; and
      #2 Instrument approach procedures on all runways of an airport?

REFERENCES: 121.655

NOTE: For continued adequacy of weather reports and observations refer to 8900.1 Vol 3 Ch 26 Sec 1. For weather information required in reports used to control approaches and departures refer to 8900.1 Vol 3 Ch 26 Sec 4.

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121" ) ,  Rev.  2  5/21/2014 10:41:23 PM, 

QID:
 00003645, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
41   
Do the procedures require the dispatch release to include the:

      #1 Identification number of the aircraft;
      #2 Trip number;
      #3 Departure airport, intermediate stops, destination airports, and alternate airports;
      #4 Statement of the type of operation (e.g., IFR, VFR);
      #5 Minimum fuel supply;
      #6 ETOPS diversion time, for each flight dispatched as an ETOPS flight; and
      #7 Latest available weather reports, forecasts, or a combination thereof, for the destination airport, intermediate stops, and alternate airports, at the time the release is signed by the PIC and dispatcher, including any additional available weather reports or forecasts found necessary or desirable by the PIC or the aircraft dispatcher?

REFERENCES: 121.687, 121.687(a), 121.687(b)

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121") AND ((TYPE 119 OPERATION = "DOMESTIC") OR (TYPE 119 OPERATION = "FLAG")) AND (OPSPEC = "B342") ,  Rev.  3  1/12/2016 12:30:53 PM, 

QID:
 00003648, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
42   
Do the procedures require the flight release to include the:

      #1 Company or organization name;
      #2 Make, model, and registration number of the aircraft being used;
      #3 Flight or trip number, and date of flight;
      #4 Name of each flight crewmember, flight attendant, and pilot designated as PIC;
      #5 Departure airport, destination airports, alternate airports, and route;
      #6 Minimum fuel supply (in gallons or pounds);
      #7 Statement of the type of operation (e.g., IFR, VFR);
      #8 ETOPS diversion time, for each flight dispatched as an ETOPS flight; and
      #9 Latest available weather reports, forecasts, or a combination thereof, for the destination and airports, at the time the release is signed, including any additional available weather reports or forecasts found necessary or desirable by the PIC?

REFERENCES: 121.689, 121.689(a), 121.689(b)

NOTE: Domestic and flag operations conducted under 121.689 applicable to supplemental operations must comply with the dispatch or flight release forms required for scheduled operations.

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121" ) AND ( TYPE 119 OPERATION = "SUPPLEMENTAL" ) ,  Rev.  2  5/21/2014 10:41:25 PM, 

QID:
 00003656, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
43   
Do the procedures include instructions for dispatchers and other operational control personnel to apply flight planning practices known to be effective against injuries caused by turbulence, per AC 120-88?


REFERENCES: AC-120-88

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

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

QID:
 00003675, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
44   
Do the procedures describe the system to obtain and distribute aeronautical data per OpSpec A009?


REFERENCES: AC-120-101, A009

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

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

QID:
 00003676, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
45   
Do the procedures require that GPS receiver autonomous integrity monitoring predictions be performed prior to each IFR flight to an airport where only RNAV GPS approaches are available per OpSpec B030?


REFERENCES: B030

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

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

QID:
 00003677, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
46   
Do the procedures require that aircraft navigation systems be capable of providing required navigational performance over the planned route and airspace during planned flight times?


REFERENCES: B034

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:
 00003678, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
47   
Do the procedures require aircraft using OpSpec B043 to have enough fuel, per 121.647:

      #1 To fly to and land at the airport to which it is dispatched or released;
      #2 Then, to fly for a period of 10 percent of that portion of the enroute time (between the departure airport and the airport to which it was released) where the aircraft's position cannot be "reliably fixed" at least once each hour per OpSpec B032;
      #3 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 121.621 and 121.623, as appropriate); and
      #4 Then, to fly for 45 minutes at normal cruising fuel consumption?

REFERENCES: B032, B043, 121.621, 121.623, 121.647

NOTE: The 45 minutes of normal cruising fuel consumption must be computed per the Operator's normal enroute cruise configuration.

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121" ) AND ( TYPE 119 OPERATION = "FLAG" OR "SUPPLEMENTAL" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "B043" ) ,  Rev.  2  5/21/2014 10:41:26 PM, 

QID:
 00003679, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
48   
Do the procedures require flight crews using OpSpec B043 to report immediately to the dispatcher or flight follower, as applicable, anytime the:

      #1 ETA at the destination exceeds fifteen minutes beyond the flight plan ETA;
      #2 Cruise altitude varies by 4,000 feet or more from the flight plan; or
      #3 Airplane deviates more than 100 nautical miles from the flight-planned route?

REFERENCES: B043

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121" ) AND ( TYPE 119 OPERATION = "FLAG" OR "SUPPLEMENTAL" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "B043" ) ,  Rev.  2  5/21/2014 10:41:28 PM, 

QID:
 00003684, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
49   
Do the procedures require Operators using OpSpec B043 to report to AFS-200 through its Principal Operations Inspector, any:

      #1 Declarations of emergency fuel; and
      #2 Occurrence of a low fuel state which results in actions by ATC and/or dispatch to provide priority handling, even if no emergency is declared?

REFERENCES: B043

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121" ) AND ( TYPE 119 OPERATION = "FLAG" OR "SUPPLEMENTAL" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "B043" ) ,  Rev.  2  5/21/2014 10:41:29 PM, 

QID:
 00003688, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
50   
Do the procedures require redispatch or rerelease to airports using OpSpec B044 to be conducted:

      #1 Per 121.593 through 121.661 and 121.173 (including requirements applicable to weather, terminal and enroute facilities, and fuel supply requirements); and
      #2 Within the specific area of enroute operations listed in OpSpec B050?

REFERENCES: B044, 121.631(f)

NOTE: A planned redispatch or rerelease is planned before takeoff to be redispatched or rereleased, per 121.631(f) at a predetermined point along the route of flight to an airport other than that specified in the original dispatch or flight release.

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121" ) AND ( TYPE 119 OPERATION = "FLAG" OR "SUPPLEMENTAL" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "B044" ) ,  Rev.  2  5/21/2014 10:41:30 PM, 

QID:
 00003691, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
51   
Do the procedures require the dispatch and flight release using OpSpec B044 to contain:

      #1 Release to the initial destination airport;
      #2 A plan for redispatch or rerelease from the planned redispatch or rerelease point to the intended destination airport;
      #3 Alternate airports for both the initial destination airport and the intended destination airport, per 121.621 or 121.623;
      #4 The fuel required to fly from the origin airport and land at the initial destination airport;
      #5 The fuel required to fly from the redispatch or rerelease point and land at the intended destination airport;
      #6 The total fuel required to fly from the origin airport and land at the intended destination airport based on the redispatch or rerelease considering 121.647; and
      #7 The appropriate weather reports, forecasts, and NOTAMs affecting the route to be flown, and the facilities at all airports specified in the dispatch or flight release?

REFERENCES: B044, 121.621, 121.623, 121.647

NOTE: The planned redispatch or rerelease point must be a point that is common to both the route from the origin airport to the intended destination airport, and the route from the origin airport to the initial destination airport.

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121" ) AND ( TYPE 119 OPERATION = "FLAG" OR "SUPPLEMENTAL" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "B044" ) ,  Rev.  2  5/21/2014 10:41:32 PM, 

QID:
 00003694, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
52   
Do the procedures require flight plans using OpSpec B044 to contain an operational analysis, including:

      #1 The total fuel required to fly from the origin airport and land at the intended destination airport based on the redispatch or rerelease considering 121.647;
      #2 Routes to be flown, including the flight levels, which are common to both the route from the origin airport to the initial destination airport, and the route from the origin airport to the intended destination airport, which may be combined in the body of the flight plan;
      #3 Estimated times enroute; and
      #4 Alternate airports for both the initial destination airport and the intended destination airport, per 121.621 or 121.623?

REFERENCES: B044, 121.621, 121.623, 121.647

NOTE: The flight plan must be prepared prior to departure from the origin airport to the initial destination airport and from the redispatch or rerelease point to the intended destination airport.

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121" ) AND ( TYPE 119 OPERATION = "FLAG" OR "SUPPLEMENTAL" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "B044" ) ,  Rev.  2  5/21/2014 10:41:33 PM, 

QID:
 00003702, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
53   
Do the procedures require the dispatcher or person designated to exercise operational control (other than the PIC), when using OpSpec B044, to prepare a new operational analysis within 2 hours prior to the flight's arrival at the planned redispatch or rerelease point, including:

      #1 Conducting a fuel analysis based on the current route of flight, wind conditions, and aircraft weight on the route from the planned redispatch or rerelease point to the intended destination airport and any required alternate airports; and
      #2 Informing the PIC of the results of the fuel analysis and all current information concerning weather conditions, navigation and ground facilities, known air traffic delays, and services at the intended destination and alternate airports specified in the redispatch or rerelease, per 121.601(c) or 121.603(b)?

REFERENCES: B044, 121.601(c), 121.603(b)

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121" ) AND ( TYPE 119 OPERATION = "FLAG" OR "SUPPLEMENTAL" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "B044" ) ,  Rev.  2  5/21/2014 10:41:34 PM, 

QID:
 00003707, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
54   
Do the procedures require the dispatcher or person designated to exercise operational control (other than the PIC) using OpSpec B044, to issue a dispatch or flight release upon completion of the operational analysis indicating sufficient fuel for completion of redispatch or rerelease containing:

      #1 A release from the planned redispatch or rerelease point to the intended destination airport;
      #2 An updated route, if required based on the operational analysis;
      #3 An alternate airport for the intended destination airport, per 121.621 or 121.623;
      #4 The fuel required (including the requirements of 121.647) to fly from the planned redispatch or rerelease point and land at the intended destination airport;
      #5 The appropriate weather reports, forecasts, and NOTAMs affecting the route to be flown, and the facilities at all airports specified in the dispatch or flight release; and
      #6 The name of the dispatcher or person authorized to exercise operational control, and the time the redispatch or rerelease is issued?

REFERENCES: B044, 121.621, 121.623, 121.647

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121" ) AND ( TYPE 119 OPERATION = "FLAG" OR "SUPPLEMENTAL" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "B044" ) ,  Rev.  2  5/21/2014 10:41:55 PM, 

QID:
 00003710, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
55   
Do the procedures require that when using OpSpec B044 the PIC's decision of whether or not to accept the redispatch or rerelease be included in the redispatch or rerelease?


REFERENCES: B044, 121.695, 121.697

NOTE: The redispatch or rerelease must be retained as required per 121.695 or 121.697, as applicable.

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121" ) AND ( TYPE 119 OPERATION = "FLAG" OR "SUPPLEMENTAL" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "B044" ) ,  Rev.  1  5/14/2014 10:51:14 AM, 

QID:
 00003717, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
56   
Do the procedures require that 121.631(f) and (g) be used to amend the release if an aircraft is enroute and cannot continue per the dispatch or flight release when using OpSpec B044?


REFERENCES: B044, 121.631(f), 121.631(g)

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121" ) AND ( TYPE 119 OPERATION = "FLAG" OR "SUPPLEMENTAL" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "B044" ) ,  Rev.  1  5/14/2014 10:51:14 AM, 

QID:
 00003718, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
57   
Do the procedures require that in the event of total loss of communication while enroute using OpSpec B044:

      #1 The PIC to follow the lost communications procedures per the Aeronautical Information Manual, or the provisions specified in ICAO Annex 2, as applicable to the airspace; and
      #2 The aircraft dispatcher and persons designated to exercise operational control follow the emergency procedures per 121.557(b) and (c) for flag operations, or 121.559(b) and (c) for supplemental operations?

REFERENCES: B044, 121.557(b), 121.557(c), 121.559(b), 121.559(c)

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121" ) AND ( TYPE 119 OPERATION = "FLAG" OR "SUPPLEMENTAL" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "B044" ) ,  Rev.  2  5/21/2014 10:41:53 PM, 

QID:
 00003719, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
58   
Do the procedures require the flight crew to notify, as soon as practicable, the aircraft dispatcher or person designated to exercise operational control, who must then evaluate the fuel on board and determine if additional action is required when:

      #1 Estimated arrival times at the initial destination or intended destination exceed 15 minutes beyond the flight plan;
      #2 Cruise altitude varies from the flight plan by 4,000 feet or more; or
      #3 When the airplane deviates from the route specified in the flight plan of more than 100 NM?

REFERENCES: B044

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121" ) AND ( TYPE 119 OPERATION = "FLAG" OR "SUPPLEMENTAL" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "B044" ) ,  Rev.  2  5/21/2014 10:41:52 PM, 

QID:
 00003722, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
59   
Do the procedures require that flights using OpSpec B044 be monitored and compared to their flight plans, including a real time analysis of any fuel burn enroute exceeding the planned fuel burn?


REFERENCES: B044

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121" ) AND ( TYPE 119 OPERATION = "FLAG" OR "SUPPLEMENTAL" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "B044" ) ,  Rev.  1  5/14/2014 10:51:14 AM, 

QID:
 00003726, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
60   
Do procedures require the certificate holder issued operations specification B343, flights carry the fuel requirements:

      #1 For the total time required to fly from the airport of departure to, and land at, the airport to which it was released;
      #2 The performance-based contingency fuel or unplanned contigency fuel;
      #3 Destination alternate requirements whether required or not; and
      #4 After that, 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 actual or forecasted temperatures and conditions?

REFERENCES: B343

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121") AND ((TYPE 119 OPERATION = "FLAG")) AND (OPSPEC = "B343") ,  Rev.  3  1/4/2018 4:25:47 PM, 

QID:
 00003727, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
61   
Do the procedures require that fuel calculations, when using OpSpec B343, consider:

      #1 Wind and other weather conditions forecast;
      #2 Anticipated traffic delays;
      #3 One instrument approach and possible missed approach at destination; and
      #4 Any other conditions that may delay landing of the aircraft to accomplish the requirements of the OpSpecs?

REFERENCES: B343, 121.647

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121" ) AND ( TYPE 119 OPERATION = "FLAG" OR "SUPPLEMENTAL" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "B343" ) ,  Rev.  2  5/21/2014 10:41:48 PM, 

QID:
 00003737, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
62   
Do procedures require the certificate holder utilizes accurate meteorological data, including upper wind information equal to or more accurate than 1.25 degrees (1.25 degrees of latitude by 1.25 degrees of longitude grid over the globe) gridded model winds for the entire flight plan route?


REFERENCES: B343

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121") AND ((TYPE 119 OPERATION = "FLAG")) AND (OPSPEC = "B343") ,  Rev.  2  1/4/2018 4:25:47 PM, 

QID:
 00003742, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
63   
Do the procedures require that operations specification B343 may no be used in conjunction with the provisions of operations specification A012, B043 or B044?


REFERENCES: B343

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121") AND ((TYPE 119 OPERATION = "FLAG")) AND (OPSPEC = "B343") ,  Rev.  2  1/4/2018 4:25:47 PM, 

QID:
 00003743, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
64   
Do the procedures require air carrier may operate a supplemental charter operation in accordance with operations specification A030 to a destination where PBCF program data is available?


REFERENCES: B343, A030

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121") AND ((TYPE 119 OPERATION = "FLAG")) AND (OPSPEC = "B343") ,  Rev.  2  1/4/2018 4:25:47 PM, 

QID:
 00003747, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
65   
Do the procedures require air carrier record and identify the root cause for any flight that consumes all of the contingency fuel required by this operations specification and arrives with less than 60 minutes of fuel remaining?


REFERENCES: B343

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121") AND ((TYPE 119 OPERATION = "FLAG")) AND (OPSPEC = "B343") ,  Rev.  2  1/4/2018 4:25:48 PM, 

QID:
 00003748, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
66   
Do the procedures require a fuel consumption bias program, when using OpSpec B343, to maintain a hull-specific performance monitoring system that continuously monitors, analyzes, and compares the fuel performance calculations to the actual performance for each airplane?


REFERENCES: B343

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121") AND ((TYPE 119 OPERATION = "FLAG")) AND (OPSPEC = "B343") ,  Rev.  2  1/4/2018 4:25:48 PM, 

QID:
 00003749, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
67   
Do the procedures require flight deck fuel quantity indicators for operations using operations specification B343 to:

      #1 Be operational at dispatch; and
      #2 Have any enroute failures reported as soon as practical to the aircraft dispatcher?

REFERENCES: B343

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121") AND ((TYPE 119 OPERATION = "FLAG")) AND (OPSPEC = "B343") ,  Rev.  3  1/4/2018 4:25:48 PM, 

QID:
 00003754, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
68   
Do the procedures require the fuel requirements per OpSpec B343 to also meet the requirements of 121.193(c) or the ETOPS critical fuel requirements, as applicable?


REFERENCES: B343

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121" ) AND ( TYPE 119 OPERATION = "FLAG" OR "SUPPLEMENTAL" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "B343" ) ,  Rev.  1  5/14/2014 10:51:14 AM, 

QID:
 00003757, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
69   
Do the procedures require the flight monitoring and recording system to report signficant deviations, including:

      #1 Actual estimated time of arival (ETA) will exceed planned ETA by more than 15 minutes;
      #2 Fuel on board shortfall compared to flight planned fuel over a flight plan fix (or abeam fix appropriate) exceeds 15 minutes of endurance;
      #3 When no alternate is required and the total contingency fuel(s) (for the purpose of this requirement total contingency fuel includes planned and unplanned) is less than 15 minutes, the PIC will alert the dispatcher when the ETA is planned to exceed the contingency value in minutes;
      #4 Cruising altitude varies by more than 4,000 feet from the flight plan;
      #5 Current route exceeds 100 nautical miles (NM) the flight plan route; and
      #6 Cruise speed faster than flight plan speed by .02 Mach or greater?

REFERENCES: B343

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121") AND ((TYPE 119 OPERATION = "FLAG")) AND (OPSPEC = "B343") ,  Rev.  3  1/4/2018 4:25:48 PM, 

QID:
 00003758, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
70   
Do the reports and audit procedures required by operations specification B343 include:

      #1 A quarterly report to the responsible Flight Standards office, containing performance measures, summarized PBCF values and flights excluded from PBCF calculations;
      #2 An audit of a sampling of airplane make and model/city pair/arrival time window combinations, provided to the Administrator no less than annually and covering at least five unique combinations;
      #3 Reporting to the principal operations inspector (POI) within 24 hours, whenever any flight makes a declaration of minimum or emergency fuel to the air navigation service; and
      #4 Any occurrence of a low (minimum fuel) fuel state, which results in actions being taken by ATC and/or dispatch in order to provide priority handling, even if no emergency or minimum fuel state is declared?

REFERENCES: B343

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121") AND ((TYPE 119 OPERATION = "FLAG")) AND (OPSPEC = "B343") ,  Rev.  4  6/24/2019 3:56:44 PM, 

QID:
 00003765, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
71   
Do the procedures prohibit the dispatch, release, or take off of an aircraft any time frost, ice, or snow adheres, or may reasonably be expected to adhere, to critical surfaces of the aircraft, unless the aircraft has been checked to ensure that the wings, control surfaces, and other critical surfaces are free of frost, ice, and snow?


REFERENCES: AC-120-60, A023, 121.629(b), 121.629(c), 121.629(d)

NOTE: This check must occur no more than five minutes prior to beginning takeoff, must be accomplished from outside the aircraft, and be outlined in the OpSpecs.

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "A023" ) ,  Rev.  2  6/22/2021 2:31:40 PM, 

QID:
 00003783, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
72   
Do the procedures specify that a flight may not continue to an airport, to which it has been dispatched or released, unless the weather conditions at an alternate airport on the dispatch or flight release are forecast to be at or above the alternate minimums specified in the OpSpecs for that airport at the time the aircraft would arrive at the alternate airport?


REFERENCES: 121.631(b)

NOTE: The dispatch or flight release may be amended enroute to include alternate airports within the aircraft's fuel range per 121.639 through 121.647.

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

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

QID:
 00003784, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
73   
Do the procedures specify that neither an original destination airport nor an alternate airport may be changed while the aircraft is enroute, unless the other airport is authorized for that type of aircraft and the appropriate requirements of 121.593 through 121.661 and 121.173 are met at the time of the re-dispatch or amendment of the flight release?


REFERENCES: 121.631(f)

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

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

QID:
 00003785, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
74   
Do the procedures require that enroute amendments to the dispatch or flight release be recorded?


REFERENCES: 121.631(g)

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

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

QID:
 00003786, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
75   
Do the procedures require turbine engine powered planes flying time from an adequate airport, unless approved via OpSpec, remain within:

      #1 60 minutes for two-engine airplanes; and
      #2 180 minutes for passenger carrying airplanes with more than two engines?

REFERENCES: B342, B344, 121.161(a)

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 = "FLAG" OR "SUPPLEMENTAL" ) ,  Rev.  2  5/21/2014 10:41:56 PM, 

QID:
 00003787, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
76   
Do the procedures require turbine engine powered airplanes, unless approved via OpSpec, remain outside the North and South Polar Areas


REFERENCES: B055, 121.161(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:
 00003790, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
77   
Do procedures specify that, as part of the dispatch or flight release, each flightcrew member must affirmatively state they are fit for duty prior to commencing the flight?


REFERENCES: 117.5(d), A319

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 12:31:04 PM, 

QID:
 00035061, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
78   
Do the procedures require the dispatch release to include the:

      #1 Identification number of the aircraft;
      #2 Trip number;
      #3 Departure airport, intermediate stops, destination airports, and alternate airports;
      #4 Statement of the type of operation (e.g., IFR, VFR);
      #5 Minimum fuel supply; and
      #6 Latest available weather reports, forecasts, or a combination thereof, for the destination airport, intermediate stops, and alternate airports, at the time the release is signed by the PIC and dispatcher, including any additional available weather reports or forecasts found necessary or desirable by the PIC or the aircraft dispatcher?

REFERENCES: 121.687, 121.687(a), 121.687(b)

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121") AND ((TYPE 119 OPERATION = "DOMESTIC") OR (TYPE 119 OPERATION = "FLAG")) AND ( NOT (OPSPEC = "B342")) ,  Rev.  1  1/12/2016 12:30:55 PM, 

QID:
 00049307, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
79   
Do procedures require flights utilizing operations specification B343 be dispatched in accordance with 14 CFR Section 121.621, Alternate Airport for Destination: Flag Operations, and if the destination airport has only one usable runway, an alternate airport must be listed on the dispatch release?


REFERENCES: B343

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121") AND ((TYPE 119 OPERATION = "FLAG")) AND (OPSPEC = "B343") ,  Rev.  1  1/4/2018 4:25:47 PM, 

QID:
 00051894, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
80   
Do the procedures require the air carrier have a primary and secondary method of communication between the flightcrews and the dispatch department and be available for the entire route of flight?


REFERENCES: B343

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121") AND ((TYPE 119 OPERATION = "FLAG")) AND (OPSPEC = "B343") ,  Rev.  1  1/4/2018 4:25:48 PM, 

QID:
 00051895, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
81   
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
82   
Do controls exist within this element that ensure risks are reduced to an acceptable level?


REFERENCES: 5.53, 5.55, 5.51

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
83   
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
84   
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  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  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  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  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
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  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  N/A Response Detail (Released, 2.0)
1 Not applicable or authorized for the certificate holder or applicant
2 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