2019 International Flight Ops Guide

2020 International Flight Operations Guide

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Pilots and dispatchers operating over the "High Seas" or crossing an international border have had to cope with procedural differences forever. International operators are required to search thru reams of information and hundreds of pages of internet-based details to find what procedures and requirements they are expected to comply with when leaving the US. Then a Advisory Circular or NOTAM changes that information. Here are the subjects covered in this years update:

CHAPTER 1, LONG RANGE NAVIGATION

  • √ Why do I Have to Plot my Position? 
    √ “Reliably Fixed” is a Requirement Position Plotting Means, “Reliably Fixed” 
    √ Plotting Chart Requirements
    √ Plotting, “Paper or Plastic” 
    √ Plotting, Here is Another Option

CHAPTER 2, WORLDWIDE METEOROLOGY

CHAPTER 3, INTERNATIONAL ALTIMETRY

CHAPTER 4, INTERNATIONAL REGULATIONS

√ FAA Form 7233-4/ICAO Flight Plan Form Requirements for Use
√ Line Item Completion Details (Item#7 thru #19)

CHAPTER 5, CUSTOMS, IMMIGRATION AND QUARANTINE

CHAPTER 6, COMMUNICATION OPERATIONAL REQUIREMENTS

√ Satellite Communication, SATCOM Voice
√ Operational Approval and MEL Relief for CPDLC
√ CPDLC and Latency Timers
√ CPDLC and Conditional Clearances
√ CPDLC Position Reporting and Updated ETAs
√ CPDLC and Weather Deviations

CHAPTER 7, NAVIGATION OPERATIONAL REQUIREMENTS

CHAPTER 8, SURVEILLANCE OPERATIONAL REQUIREMENTS

√ Space-Based ADS-B Procedures
√ ADS-C and the importance of “Predicted Route Group"
√ Performance Based Communication and RCP 240/RSP 

CHAPTER 9, ADDITIONAL EQUIPMENT CONSIDERATIONS

√ Enhanced Vision Systems/Enhanced Flight Vision Systems
√ FAA Regulations and EASA Differences
√ FAA Regulations and Operational Approvals
√ EFVS Operation to 100 feet Above the TDZE
√ EFVS Operation to Touchdown and Rollout
√ ICAO and EASA Regulations and Operating Approvals 

CHAPTER 10, TERPS VS. PANS-OPS PROCEDURE DIFFERENCES

CHAPTER 11, EMERGENCY, ABNORMAL AND CONTINGENCY PROS

√ Revised NAT HLA General Oceanic and Weather Deviation

CHAPTER 12, WORLDWIDE RVSM PROCEDURES

√ Operating Approvals, Domestic Operations vs. International Requirements

CHAPTER 13, OCEANIC AND REMOTE SOP’S

CHAPTER 14, INTERNATIONAL TRIP PLANNING

CHAPTER 15, REGIONAL OVERVIEWS

  • √ The Carribean Sea, Bermuda and the Western Atlantic
  • √ Gulf of Mexico, Central America and Cuba
  • √ Mexico
  • √ South America
  • √ Brazil
  • √ Canada and Alaska Operations
  • √ Asia and Pacific Operations
  • √ China
                Operating Permits and Entry/Exit Issues
                 Hong Kong and Macau
    √ North AtlanticOperations
  •              Current Separation Standards
                 New ASEPS Separation Standards
                 North Atlantic “Speed Control” Concept of Operations into the Future
                 New NAT Region General Oceanic Contingency
                 New NAT Region Weather Deviation Procedures
                 NAT Region Communication Changes
  • √ European Operations
                 EuroControl’s Network Management Operations Centere, NMOC
                 How to Avoid and Minimize a Controlled Take-Off Time, “Slot Time”
                Get Your Flight Plan Information True and Correct 
                Validate;“Test” Your Flight Plan with EuroControl 
                Aircraft Operator What-if Rerouting, AOWIR
                Airport Collaborative Decision Making, A-CDM
                European vs. USA Air Traffic Control Procedural Differences
                European Flight Plan Awareness Items and Where to Find Help
                The SAFA Ramp Inspection
                EASA Takeoff Minimums: How Low Can You Go?
  • √ Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States, CIS
              Airport Ground Handling Expectations
              Operating Permits and Entry/Exit Issues
              Foreign Private Flights “Banned”
  • √ Polar Operations
              Plans and Preparation 
              Fuel Temperature Operational Limit 
              Polar Irregular Operations
             Diversions and Search and Rescue, SAR
             Polar Survival Equipment 
  • √ Middle East
  • √ Africa
  • √ India

CHAPTER 16, OPERATIONAL RESOURCES

√ Sample Navigation/Communication Log
√ Visibility/Temperature Conversions
√ Sample ICAO Flight Plan Form
√ Weather Deviation Cockpit Guide
√ General Oceanic/Remote Procedures Cockpit Guide
√ Sample International Trip Planning Guide
√ PANS-Ops vs. TERPS Cockpit Guide
√ NAT HLA Voice Communication Guide, East Bound Guide
√ NAT HLA Voice Communication Guide, Westbound Guide
√ Part 91/GA Fuel Reserve Flow Chart with EASA/ICAO

 365 SAMPLE VALIDATION FLIGHT QUESTIONS W/ ANSWERS AND REFERENCES

 

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