SE026: Standard Operating Procedures

Background

This safety enhancement ensures that all airline operators publish and enforce clear, concise, and accurate flight crew Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). These SOPs should include expected procedures during pre/post flight and all phases of flight; i.e., checklists, simulator training, PF/PNF duties, transfer of control, automation operation, rushed and/or unstabilized approaches, rejected landings and missed approaches, in-flight pilot icing reporting, and flight crew coordination. Operator instructors and check airmen should ensure these SOPs are trained and enforced in their aircrew proficiency and standardization programs.

 

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Related Outputs

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Advisory Circular (AC120-71A) Standard Operating Procedures and Pilot Monitoring Duties for Flight Deck Crew Members has been revised and inspector guidance has been issued.

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