FAA/Industry Transport Airplane Performance Planning Working Group (TAPP WG), chartered through the FAA Aeronautical Charting, seeks to improve pilot and operator understanding of transport airplane performance planning and operational practices. The TAPP WG has begun this process by addressing long-standing questions and issues related to one-engine-inoperative takeoff obstacle avoidance planning, IFR departure procedure planning, landing distances assessment and other topics through a series of videos that addresses the most frequently encountered questions in transport airplane performance planning. These videos were prepared with participation of subject matter experts in the fields of transport airplane certification, airplane performance engineering, and IFR procedure development with the goal of providing operators with the definitive explanation of the certification rules and their application to the operating rules in part 91 and part 135.
FAA Workshop on Transport Airplane Performance Planning
At NBAA2012, FAA’s Flight Standards Division presented a workshop on transport airplane performance planning. Hosted by AFS 410’s Manager Coby Johnson and assisted by members of the Transport Airplane Performance Planning (TAPP) Working Group, this workshop introduced a series of videos intended to address long-standing questions in the operator community regarding one-engine-inoperative takeoff obstacle clearance, landing runway performance assessment, and host of other topics related to turbojet airplane performance. Courtesy of NBAA Member company Aircraft Performance Group, you may view the entire workshop including informative FAA videos.
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Planning for Takeoff Obstacle Clearance
This video reviews the part 25 takeoff performance certification rules applicable to one-engine-inoperative (OEI) takeoff climb performance and obstacle clearance. The video addresses the OEI takeoff obstacle clearance rules applicable to part 121 and part 135 operators of turbine-powered airplane and the FAA-approved means by which an operator ensures compliance with these rules. It compares these rules to the all-engines-operating IFR takeoff requirements applied to Standard Instrument Departures (SIDs) and Obstacle Departure Procedures (ODPs).
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This video provides pilots and operators an overview of the topic of declared distances. It defines these distances and how they relate to the part 25 takeoff & landing runway requirements. It demonstrates the significance of declared distances in meeting runway and airport design standards. It also discusses the applicability of declared distances during the actual takeoff and landing operation. Finally, the video also cautions pilots against overreliance in FMS takeoff and landing performance computations where the stored runway information does not include a runway’s declared distances.
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Wet Runway Takeoff Performance
This video explores the takeoff performance planning requirements on a wet runway. It explains unique certification differences for those airplanes with part 25 wet runway takeoff distance and wet runway V1 data. It also shows why the wet runway takeoff distance requirements may not always be the most limiting condition when taking off from a wet runway. Once again, it cautions against sole reliance on FMS generated performance data.
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Landing Distance Assessment
This video discusses the landing performance requirements in transport category airplanes. It reviews the part 25 certification requirements and their applicability to the landing distance data furnished in the AFM. It distinguishes between the weight limitations applicable at time of takeoff with respect to landing field length for part 121 and part 135 operators and the actual landing distance requirements upon arrival at the destination or alternate airport. Finally, it reviews the guidance contained in SAFO 06012 regarding landing distances assessments.
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