International Operations

International Operations

International Operations covers important FAA and ICAO requirements to prepare pilots for operations in international airspace and oceanic regions.

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Our International Operations course provides foundational knowledge to prepare pilots for flight across multiple countries and oceanic regions. You’ll learn about filing international flight plans and necessary rules for conducting operations within international airspace. This course is based on FAA and ICAO guidelines and presents valuable information on useful resources, as well as communication and navigation tools for flights in remote airspaces. We also offer a version of this course that is specific to operations within North America.

For Part 135, Part 125, and Part 91 pilot training, the International Operations course meets IS-BAO standards and fulfills the training requirements of FAA order 8900.1, Volume 4, Chapter 1, Section 5 and Volume 4, Chapter 12, section 1.

Topics Addressed
  • ICAO Operational Requirements
  • International Flight Publications
  • Orientation and Oceanic Enroute Charts
  • Airspace and Organized Track System
  • International Flight Plan
  • International Flying Overview and Customs
  • Units of Measurement
  • Preflight and Normal Enroute Procedures
  • PANS-OPS and TERPS Differences
  • FANS-1-A – CPDLC and ADS-C
  • Performance-based Navigation
  • Polar Operations
  • Canadian Airspace
  • International Meteorology
  • Inflight Contingencies
  • Survival and Rescue
  • NAT Data Link Mandate

Requirements and Resources

  • FAA Order 8900.1 Vol. 4, Ch. 1, section 5 and Ch. 12, section 1
  • AC 91-70
  • AC 120-42
  • AC 90-101
  • AC 90-96
  • 14 CFR 135.167

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