References

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. International operators search for a "Single Source Document" that can educate and inform them on flight operations outside the USA. This guide comes pretty close.  We have taken great effort to compile the latest information on procedures, policies and operational details into a comprehensive document. For 2017’s edition we have included expanded material on:

  • ICAO, Canadian, US Runway and Field Condition reporting
  • Cold weather altimetry procedure requirements
  • Latest Annex 2 changes
  • Latest TERPS and PANS-Ops changes
  • RVSM Certification changes for US operators

 

New equipment requirements and procedures are a fact of life in aviation. Even more so when flying into another country. Procedures, airspace management, FANS, and GNSS requirements are just the start. For 2017’s edition we have included new information on:

  • Advanced RNP
  • APV Approaches
  • Performance Based Communication Systems, PBCS
  • Enhanced vision systems like EFVS and EVS
  • Cuban Flight Operations
  • NAT High Level Airspace, NAT HLA
  • 365 Questions with answers and references

 

No operator is going to succeed without a grasp of the basics. HF radio procedures, long-range navigation, contingency procedures and are covered in detail and referenced for deep-dive studies. Here are some more examples that are explained:

  • Cabotage
  • Customs, Immigration and Health issues
  • International Regulations
  • Latest Oceanic/Remote SOPs from FAA and NAT operating authorities

 

Just because you are not crossing some great oceanic expanse, it is still international flight operations when you leave the USA. Operators can find descriptions of ATM procedures, ground handling expectations, operating permit requirements and step-by-step explanations for flights into the Gulf-of-Mexico, Alaska, Canada and the Caribbean  here. 

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Chapter 1, Long Range Navigation

Chapter 2, Worldwide Meteorology

Chapter 3, International Altimetry

Chapter 4, International Regulations

Chapter 5, Customs, Immigration and Quarantine

Chapter 6, Communication Operational Requirements

Chapter 7, Navigation Operational Requirements

Chapter 8, Surveillance Operational Requirements

Chapter 9, Additional Equipment Considerations

Chapter 10, TERPS vs. PANS-OPS Procedure Differences

Chapter 11, Emergency, Abnormal and Contingency Pros

Chapter 12, Worldwide RVSM Procedures

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
  • √ North Atlantic Operations
  • √ European Operations
  • √ Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States, CIS
  • √ Polar Operations
  • √ 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

 365 Questions w/ Answers and References

 

The International Civil Aviation Organization, ICAO does not set requirements but does make standards and recommended practices. These standards and practices are accepted, rejected or modified by individual countries. The State’s AIP is the source document of a country’s procedures and aviation information. The “what” and “how” of instrument procedures in a particular country can be found in their AIP, Aeronautical Information Circulars and NOTAMs. Once inside a country’s borders or operating in one of their territories, what they publish becomes directive.

CAUTION ! Check the Currency of the Documents when Referencing

International Civil Aviation Organization, ICAO

ICAO Articles 1-96

ICAO Annexes 1-19

ICAO Document #8168/Pans-Ops

ICAO DOCUMENT #4444/PANS-ATM

ICAO DOCUMENT #7030/REGIONAL DIFFERENCES

ICAO Global Data Link Guidance DOCUMENT

ICAO SATCOM Voice Guidance DOCUMENT


North Atlantic, NAT

North Atlantic Guidance Document #007

North Atlantic Operations Bulletins

FAA North Atlantic Resource Guide

Santa Maria OCA Homepage

Reykjavik OCA Homepage

NATS UK HOmepage


European and Euraisa

Regional Aeronautical Information Publications

CFMU Network Operations Portal

EASA AVIONICS OPERATING REQUIREMENTS

EASA REGULATIONS HOMEPAGE

EuroControl ADS-B Information for Operators

EuroControl RVSM FAQ

EuroControl ACAS Homepage

EUR Regional Monitoring Agency Results

EURASIA REGIONAL MONITORING AGENCY

SAFA INSPECTIONS, General Descriptions

SAFA INSPECTor's Checklist, Expanded Version

Irish Search and Rescue Manual

BERMUDA MARITIME OPERATIONS CENTER

EUROCONTROL's ICAO PHRASEOLOGY DATABASE


North America

Regional Aeronautical information Publications

FAA ADVISORY CIRCULAR 91-70B OCEANIC AND INTERNATIONAL OPERATIONS

FAA's Information FOR Operators

FAA's Safety Alert for Operators

Transport Canada, Aeronautical Information Manual

North American Regional Monitoring Agency Results

FAA WATRS, Western Atlantic Resource Guide

FAA RNP Resource Guide

ACRONYMS and ABBREVIATIONS Defined

USCG REGIONAL RESCUE COORDINATION CENTERS

NOAA SARSAT


Middle East and Africa

REGIONAL AERONAUTICAL INFORMATION PUBLICATIONS

Middle East Regional Monitoring Agency results

Africa and Indian Ocean Regional Monitoring Agency results


CAribbean, Latin America and South America

Regional Aeronautical Information Publications

FAA Gulf of Mexico Caribbean Resource Guide

Caribbean and South American REGIONAL MONITORING AGENCY RESULTS

CARICOM EAPIS WEBSITE

WORLDWIDE COMMERCIAL SHIPPING LOCATIONS


Asia/Pacifc 

Regional Aeronautical Information Publications

Anchorage Domestic/Oceanic Resources

Oakland OCEANIC RESOURCES

FAA Track Advisory Users Guide

FAA Alaska and Pacific Chart Supplements (300mb Download)

FAA Pacific RESOURCE GUIDE

China’s Regional Monitoring Agency

Pacific Approvals Registry and Monitoring Organization

Australian Airspace Monitoring Agency

AUSTRALIAN Organized Track Structure-ausots

Cabin Ditching Training Video

FAA SAR Information For Pilots

USCG Emergency Beacon

"In short, in addition to being able to consult intelligently with the station meteorologist and read knowingly the weather map, he must be able to visualize that map in terms of actual weather phenomena, and especially must he become weathenvise for the route he is flying, just as the fisherman is weatheiwise in respect to his own home waters. "

W.J Humphreys, Monthly Weather Review, 1930

WORLDWIDE WEATHER INFORMATION

FLIGHTWEATHER

INTELLICAST.COM

WEATHER CHANNEL, USA

Tropicical Storm Outlook


north american Information

NOAA National Hurricane Prediction Center

Volcanic Ash Center in Anchorage

Domestic USA RVR

Canadian Airport Status Monitor

NOAA WEATHER BUOY DATA

ALASKAN AIRPORT WEBCAMS

Canadian Airport Webcams


FAA 

Advisory Circular AC 00-6A, Aviation Weather for pilots...

Advisory Circular AC 00-45G, Aviation Weather Services


Europe AND ASIA

United Kingdom’s Met Office

RUSSIA'S MET OFFICE

INDIA'S MET OFFICE

CHINA'S MET OFFICE


ICAO

WMO Aeronautical Program

"Accuracy means something to me. It's vital to my sense of values. I've learned not to trust people who are inaccurate. Every aviator knows that if mechanics are inaccurate, aircraft crash. If pilots are inaccurate, they get lost sometimes killed. In my profession life itself depends on accuracy.

Charles A. Lindbergh, 1953

navigation skills references

FAA-H-8083-18 Flight Navigator Handbook

FAA-H-8083-6 Advanced Avionics Handbook

Air Force Manual 11-217, Volume. 3 Chapter 13 “Oceanic Navigation”


Your principal just showed up with 4 US gallons of Channel No.5 for transport in the cabin plus 27 kilos of Chinese fireworks for the cargo hold....this is not the time to declare your operation a “Do Not Carry” operation out of ignorance. Or maybe your management plan is loading DG with a label and then hoping for the best outcome? Have your crews ready for the day with information, procedures and coping strategies to comply with the regulations and common sense precautions. At the very least USA law and ICAO regulations require training and record keeping procedures for these kind of shipments.

We can provide specific training in this subject for your operation. For more information, please contact us using the form to the right of this page.

Informational Publications

ICAO Dangerous Goods Homepage

PHMSA ICAO Interpretations Page

DOT’s HAZMAT Regulations

FAA’s HAZMAT Office


 

 

Just about the time an engine goes BANG is not the place or time for and academic discussion quoting regulations for aircraft certification. Practical application of performance numbers and contingency procedures begin with a true appreciation for what an aircraft can do for you, where regulators and procedure designers are providing you numbers and subtle warnings backed up by procedures that can give bold cautions for your operation.

We can provide specific training in this subject for your operation. Please contact us using the form to the right of this page.

Informational Publications

Transport Category Jet Performance Overview, NBAA/FAA 2013

A Review of Transport Airplane Performance, Flight Safety Foundation 2000

How Much Runway is Enough?, Aviation Week magazine 2012

Aircraft Performance, by Olle Akerlind and Hakan Ortlund, 2010

Boeing RTO Video


Informational Regulations

FAA Airport Obstacle Analysis Webpage

FAA, AC 120-91 - Airport Obstacle Analysis

Transport Canada, AC 120-91 - Airport Obstacle Analysis

EASA Regulation, CS-25 Certification of Large Aeroplanes

14 CFR Part 25, AIRWORTHINESS STANDARDS: TRANSPORT CATEGORY AIRPLANES