To help operators avoid making common mistakes on flight plans, Aviation Manuals has released a free guide, which is available for download on the company's website.
Citing the FAA, Aviation Manuals said the majority of A056 applications don’t pass muster because an aircraft’s equipment doesn’t match what is claimed and filed on the flight plan. The company said the guide will help operators with flight plans that correctly mirror items such as minimum fuel and allocation requirements, as well as assist them in selecting correct equipment codes and following proper formatting standards.
Detailed information about each equipment code is covered in the guide, as are checklists that operators can fill out and send to their flight planning service providers to update the codes on their flight plans.
“Errors on flight plans can cause flight delays, force route changes, and even slow LOA [letters of authorization] approvals,” said CEO Mark Baier. “We are providing this complimentary flight planning guide to help operators avoid some of the pitfalls we are seeing related to incorrect flight plan completion.”