At AviationManuals a primary element of our services is ensuring our clients have the most up-to-date information about regulations, compliance, and requirements.
This month we’re announcing updates we made to our international operations procedures service in response to the new planning code requirements that were released by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in November 2022.
The FAA had identified potential gaps in the codes currently available in the international flight plan format that can result in ambiguity on specific advanced navigation capabilities. To improve understanding between operators and ATS, the FAA has introduced new codes for any aircraft that intends to use these capabilities.
For example, the new codes allow operators to indicate if an aircraft is fitted with advanced RNP and related capabilities such as Radius to Fix (RF) or Time of Arrival Control (TOAC), as well as RNP-2 in either continental or oceanic airspace.
These new codes will be required for any aircraft that intends to use these capabilities within FAA- controlled airspace and are effective immediately.
In response, we have updated our international operation procedures (IOP) services to reflect the new requirements and codes. Subscribed operators have received a Sky Brief update about the change and will see the new procedures updated in their manuals at their next annual revision. This is just one of the hundreds of requirements we monitor and review across multiple regulatory environments to ensure our clients always have the most relevant and timely information at their fingertips.