B.3Suitable Airport

For an airport to be suitable, it shall have the capabilities, services and facilities necessary to be designated as an adequate airport and have weather conditions and field conditions at the time of the particular operation which provide a high assurance that an approach and landing can be safely completed with an engine and/or systems inoperative, in the event that a diversion to an en-route alternate becomes necessary. For planning purposes, the en route alternate weather minima are higher than the weather minima required to initiate an instrument approach.

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