International Procedures


International Procedures Manual
Since 1994 we have been working with FAA navigation specialists developing International Manuals that are procedural oriented. Our approach is to provide crews with a detailed method for performing procedures. The developed policies and procedures have been reviewed by all FAA navigation specialists.

Standard Operating Procedures
Policies and procedures are tailored to each operations specifications and are constantly being revised in order to maintain compliance with FAA and ICAO guidance. The SOP’s have been developed from:

  • Safety Bulletins
  • Experience
  • Recommended Best Practice

ICAO Safety Bulletins
ICAO has developed safety bulletins to inform the industry of common mistakes and offer recommended standard operating procedures. We provide two bulletins of interest to everyone flying in the North Atlantic:

Sample Expanded Oceanic Checklist
Oceanic Errors Safety Bulletin

Each International Manual is modified to specifically address each client’s specifications and operating rule.

Areas of Emphasis
Items that are unique to each operation include:

  • Computerized Flight Plan Format
  • International Qualification Requirements
  • Training Requirements
  • Aircraft Specifications
  • Special Areas of Operations

Revisions and iPad Service
Revisions are provided for subscribers of our Manual Management System (MMS) and distributed by our iPad application iFlightBag. As international revisions are completed operators are notified when signing into our MMS website and revisions are pushed to our iFlightBag app.

International Guidance
Applicable to all United States operators part 91.703 states in part when operating a civil aircraft of the U.S. registry outside the United States over the high seas operations will comply with ICAO Annex 2 Rules of the Air. Additionally within a foreign country operators must comply with the regulations relating to flight for that airspace. In order to comply with part 91.703(a)(2) operators must be compliant for a particular region, it is recommended to download the most current country specific Aircraft Information Publication (AIP) for that Foreign Information Region (FIR).