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Appendix A to Part 129 — Application for Operations Specifications by Foreign Air Carriers

(a) General. Each application must be executed by an authorized officer or employee of the applicant having knowledge of the matter set forth therein, and must have attached thereto two copies of the appropriate written authority issued to that officer or employee by the applicant. Negotiations for permission to use airports under U.S. military jurisdiction is effected through the respective embassy of the foreign government and the United States Department of State.

(b) Format of application. The following outline must be followed in completing the information to be submitted in the application.

Application for Foreign Air Carrier Operations Specifications


In accordance with the Federal Aviation Act of 1958 (49 U.S.C. 1372) and part 129 of the Federal Air Regulations, application is hereby made for the issuance of Foreign Operations Specifications.

Give exact name and full post office address of applicant.

Give the name, title, and post office address (within the United States if possible) of the official or employee to whom correspondence in regard to the application is to be addressed.

Unless otherwise specified, the applicant must submit the following information only with respect to those parts of his proposed operations that will be conducted within the United States.

Section I. Operations. State whether the operation proposed is day or night, visual flight rules, instrument flight rules, or a particular combination thereof.

Sec. II. Operational plans. State the route by which entry will be made into the United States, and the route to be flown therein.

Sec. III.A. Route. Submit a map suitable for aerial navigation upon which is indicated the exact geographical track of the proposed route from the last point of foreign departure to the United States terminal, showing the regular terminal, and alternate airports, and radio navigational facilities. This material will be indicated in a manner that will facilitate identification. The applicant may use any method that will clearly distinguish the information, such as different colors, different types of lines, etc. For example, if different colors are used, the identification will be accomplished as follows:

1. Regular route: Black.

2. Regular terminal airport: Green circle.

3. Alternate airports: Orange circle.

4. The location of radio navigational facilities which will be used in connection with the proposed operation, indicating the type of facility to be used, such as radio range ADF, VOR, etc.

B. Airports. Submit the following information with regard to each regular terminal and alternate to be used in the conduct of the proposed operation:

1. Name of airport or landing area.

2. Location (direction distance to and name of nearest city or town).

Sec. IV. Communications facilities. List all communication facilities to be used by the applicant in the conduct of the proposed operations within the United States and over that portion of the route between the last point of foreign departure and the United States.

Sec. V. Aircraft. Submit the following information in regard to each type and model aircraft to be used.

A. Aircraft.

1. Manufacturer and model number.

2. State of origin.

3. Single-engine or multiengine. If multiengine, indicate number of engines.

4. What is the maximum takeoff and landing weight to be used for each type of aircraft?

5. Registration markings of each U.S.-registered aircraft.

B. Aircraft Radio. List aircraft radio equipment necessary for instrument operation within the United States.

C. Licensing. State name of country by whom aircraft are certificated.

Sec. VI. Airmen. List the following information with respect to airmen to be employed in the proposed operation within the United States.

A. State the type and class of certificate held by each flight crewmember.

B. State whether or not pilot personnel have received training in the use of navigational facilities necessary for en route operation and instrument letdowns along or adjacent to the route to be flown within the United States.

C. State whether or not personnel are familiar with those parts of the Federal Air Regulations pertaining to the conduct of foreign air carrier operations within the United States.

D. State whether pilot personnel are able to speak and understand the English language to a degree necessary to enable them to properly communicate with Airport Traffic Control Towers and Airway Radio Communication Stations using radiotelephone communications.

Sec. VII. Dispatchers.

A. Describe briefly the dispatch organization which you propose to set up for air carrier operations within the United States.

B. State whether or not the dispatching personnel are familiar with the rules and regulations prescribed by the Federal Air Regulations governing air carrier operations.

C. Are dispatching personnel able to read and write the English language to a degree necessary to properly dispatch flights within the United States?

D. Are dispatching personnel certificated by the country of origin?

Sec. VIII. Additional Data.

A. Furnish such additional information and substantiating data as may serve to expedite the issuance of the operations specifications.

B. Each application shall be concluded with a statement as follows:

I certify that the above statements are true.

Signed this _______ day of ________ 19__

____________ (Name of Applicant)____________________

(Name of person duly authorized to execute this application on behalf of the applicant.)

[Doc. No. 1994, 29 FR 1720, Feb. 5, 1964, as amended by Amdt. 129–14, 52 FR 20029, May. 28, 1987; Amdt. 129–19, 54 FR 39294, Sept. 25, 1989; 54 FR 51972, Dec. 19, 1989; Amdt. 129–42, 72 FR 31684, June 7, 2007]

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