Section 2. Aircraft
a. Maintain data on
the following categories of aircraft
1. Air Carrier:
Operations by aircraft identified in Appendix
3 which use three-letter company designators.
2. Air Taxi:
Operations by aircraft other than those
identified in Appendix 3 which use
three-letter company designators or the prefix
Air Taxi operators who do not have a FAA
issued designator have been authorized to use
the prefix “TANGO.”
3. Military: All
classes of military operations.
4. General Aviation:
Civil operations which are not classified
under “air carrier” or “air taxi.”
b. One count must be
taken for each flight contacted regardless of
the number of contacts made with the aircraft
during the same flight.
c. IFSSs must count
aircraft contacted times two. IFSSs combined
with other options must take the aircraft
contacted times two only on the international
portion of their operations.
For aircraft contacted purposes, a flight is
considered to be in progress from the time
taxiing is begun until it has landed and
d. One aircraft
contacted count must be taken when relaying
IFR departure clearances or ATC instructions
via telephone, “data communication circuits,”
or interphone. Subsequent radio communications
must not be the basis for an additional
aircraft contacted count.
e. For EFAS, one
aircraft contacted count may be taken for each
communications outlet over which the same
aircraft is provided service.
AIRPORT ADVISORY (LAA)/REMOTE AIRPORT ADVISORY
(RAA)/REMOTE AIRPORT INFORMATION SERVICE (RAIS)
In addition to the aircraft
contacted count, airport advisory/remote
advisory/remote information activity must be
determined as follows:
a. One airport
advisory/remote advisory/remote information
service count must be taken for each separate
inbound or outbound aircraft operation if the
pilot acknowledges receiving the information.
operations are considered to consist of a
separate inbound and outbound phase. One count
must be taken during the inbound phase, and an
additional count must be taken for the
outbound phase if LAA/RAA/RAIS is performed
during each phase.
c. Although aircraft
making practice instrument approaches do not
normally land, they should be counted under
the same criteria as touch-and-go operations.
Count radio contacts in
addition to numbers of aircraft contacted. A
radio contact includes the initial radio
call-up, a complete interchange of
information, and a termination of the contact.
A radio contact count must not be taken for a
contact which is included in the LAA/RAA/RAIS