1.03 Definitions and Abbreviations

The following definitions apply as used throughout this manual:

  • include - means to include but is not limiting.
  • shall - is used in the imperative sense. It is to be construed and understood as binding or mandatory.
  • may - is used in a permissive sense. It means the desire or method is not mandatory
  • "co-authority dispatch" - means a flight where the flight dispatcher and the pilot-in-command share responsibility for Flight Watch.
  • "flight watch" - means maintaining current information on the progress of the flight and monitoring all factors and conditions that might affect the Operational Flight Plan.
  • pilot's self-dispatch - means a flight where the pilot-in-command is solely responsible for Flight Watch.
  • Complex Operations - means operations where any two of the following conditions exist;
    • the air operator operates more than 6 aeroplanes having a passenger-seating configuration of 20 or more and a maximum gross take-off weight of 45,455 kg (100, 000 lbs.) or more;
    • the air operator operates more than 18 flights (constituting 18 take-offs and 18 landings) per 24 hour period,
    • the air operator's operations are mixed domestic and international.
  • Communications:
    • Timely communication means the ability to establish communications domestically within thirty minutes of first trying and internationally within one hour when the flight is in cruise.
    • Direct communications means the ability of the Flight Dispatcher and Pilot-in-Command to communicate using the air operator's facilities, an electronic data link facility, or a facility operated by a third party.
  • PIC - Pilot-in-command, Captain
  • FD - Flight Dispatcher.
  • FOO - Fight Operations Officer.
  • COM - Company Operations Manual.
  • MEL - Minimum Equipment List.
  • OFP - Operational Flight Plan.
  • DRM - Dispatch Resource Management.
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