Questions tagged [far-121]

Questions about 14 CFR part 121, the set of regulations governing U.S. scheduled air carriers.

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Who authorizes low visibility takeoff operations for airlines, and what is required?

A previous question pondered the legality and safety of low visibility Part 91 takeoffs. I am wondering about the requirements for low visibility takeoff for commercial airline operators (e.g. Part-...
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Would a “fuel leak” at the gate be a reportable incident?

This news story shows video of fuel being expelled from a wingtip of a 767, while at the gate. The engines were apparently running during this event. After the cockpit crew learned of what was going ...
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Does it violate any regulations for a bag to sit on the flight deck floor?

Pilots who fly the Canadair Bombardier Regional Jet or CRJ aircraft know first-hand how cramped the space on the flight deck is. It's really a business jet cockpit, not the flight deck you'd expect on ...
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What are airline “flag” and “supplemental” operations?

I constantly see regulations which refer to "flag" and "supplemental" operations. For example: 14 CFR 121 — OPERATING REQUIREMENTS: DOMESTIC, FLAG, AND SUPPLEMENTAL OPERATIONS Subpart Q—...
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What is “Operational Control”?

14 CFR 121 and 135 certificate holders are required to maintain operational control of their flight operations: §135.77 Responsibility for operational control. Each certificate holder is ...