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120-71A - Standard Operating Procedures for Flight Deck Crewmembers.

Date Issued
February 27, 2003
Responsible Office
Presents background, basic concepts and philosophy in respect to SOP. SOP’s are universally recognized as basic to safe aviation operations. Effective crew coordination and crew performance, two central concepts of crew resource management depend upon the crew’s having a shared mental model of each task. That mental model, in turn, is founded on SOP’s. This AC emphasizes that SOP’s must be clear, comprehensive, and readily available in the manuals used by flight deck crewmembers. A comprehensive SOP template is provided.
Number Title Date
120-71 Standard Operating Procedures for Flight Deck Crewmembers 08/10/2000