The Flight Crew Operating Manual (FCOM) is issued by the manufacturer as a guideline for operators to develop their own Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) in accordance with applicable requirements. This source document incorporates aircraft manufacturer guidance on how to use the systems on board the aircraft for enhanced operational safety, as well as for increased efficiency.
The FCOM is designed for one specific model, type of operation and configuration.
The purpose of the FCOM is to:
provide the necessary operating limitations, procedures, performance, and systems information the flight crew needs to safely and efficiently operate the airplane during all anticipated airline operations
serve as a comprehensive reference for use during transition training for the airplane
serve as a review guide for use in recurrent training and proficiency checks