The FAA has published the newest version of their Oceanic and Remote operations, AC 91-70B with Change 1 dated 1FEB19. The previous edition issued on 4OCT16 is still current (with this change) AC 91-70, 91-70A and the NAT IGA are all cancelled with the publication of AC 91-70B, Change 1. Here is a link to the download.
A New Acronym for Your Vocabulary
Just what is a “Maintenance Release?” in FAA Terms?
For the Part 91/GA operator, the key regulation is 91.407. This reads in part:
91.407 OPERATION AFTER MAINTENANCE, REBUILDING, or ALTERATION:
(a) No person may operate any aircraft that has undergone maintenance, preventive maintenance, rebuilding, or alteration unless—
EASA Takeoff Minimums: How Low Can You Go?
NAT Ops Bulletin #2018-02 goes into effect 24MAY2018. This speaks directly to the issue of CPDLC message latency. Here is a link to download a copy. Paragraph 3 in this bulletin contains the expected pilots actions if you receive a CPDLC message to “SET MAX UPLINK TIMER VALUE TO XXX SECONDS”
To comprehend the FAA’s definition of Class I or Class II navigation, we must first understand the concept of operational service volume.
NORTH ATLANTIC HIGH AIRSPACE, NAT HLA
In recent days, I have been witness to several conversations about the interplay between ICAO the FAR’s and EASA. Basically the questions will boil down to two significant issues being debated;
#1 “Why does EASA have the right to inspect our 91/GA aircraft?”
#2 “What class medical exam do I need to operate in EASA countries?”