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What is a 'Category A' airport?

• Approved for all operations;
• Destination;
• Alternate;
• Adequate;
• Emergency.
And will have minimum equipment/manpower required to refuel and dispatch an aircraft without Engineering support.

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What is a 'Category B' airport?

• Approved for all operations;
• Destination;
• Alternate;
• Adequate;
• Emergency.
And will have minimum equipment/manpower required to refuel and dispatch an aircraft without Engineering support.
Additional considerations such as operational, environmental and commercial.

3

What is a 'Category C' airport?

An airport that cannot be classified as a Category A or B but is required for flight planning purposes.

Cannot be planned as:
• Destination, or;
• Alternate.

Approved for use as:
• Adequate, or;
• Emergency.

4

What is an Emergency Airport?

May only be used in an emergency.
Cannot planned as:
• Destination;
• Alternate, or;
• Adequate.

When used for Designated Point Depressurised (DPD) calculations, it must satisfy the ACCEPTABLE airport requirements.
PIC has authority to land in emergency if determined it is the most advisable course of action.

5

What is a Departure airport?

If the airport is Category C, PIC must contact IOC and gain Duty Captain's approval before departure.

If the airport is an Emergency airport, the PIC must gain Chief Pilot or delegate approval before departure.

6

What is a Destination airport?

A Category A or B airport at which the aircraft is planned to arrive.

7

What is an Alternate airport?

A Category A or B airport.

The Alternate may be a Destination Alternate if payload permits, or Suitable airport on which a DPA is based.

8

What is an 'Isolated' airport?

An airport which does not have an Alternate Airport geographically available.

• Christmas Island
• Lord Howe Island
• Cocos Island
• Norfolk Island

9

What is an 'Adequate' airport?

• Category A;
• Category B;
• Category C.

10

What is a 'Suitable' airport?

A Category A or B airport, which;
• Does not require an alternate during the period of intended use, or;
• For which appropriate holding fuel is carried, i.e. Weather, Navaid availability, etc.

11

What is an 'Acceptable' airport?

• Category A;
• Category B;
• Category C;
• Emergency;

Above LANDING MINIMA at time of departure.

12

What is a 'Category A' airport?

• Approved for all operations;
• Destination;
• Alternate;
• Adequate;
• Emergency.
And will have minimum equipment/manpower required to refuel and dispatch an aircraft without Engineering support.

13

What is a 'Category B' airport?

• Approved for all operations;
• Destination;
• Alternate;
• Adequate;
• Emergency.
And will have minimum equipment/manpower required to refuel and dispatch an aircraft without Engineering support.
Additional considerations such as operational, environmental and commercial.

14

What is a 'Category C' airport?

An airport that cannot be classified as a Category A or B but is required for flight planning purposes.

Cannot be planned as:
• Destination, or;
• Alternate.

Approved for use as:
• Adequate, or;
• Emergency.

15

What is an Emergency Airport?

May only be used in an emergency.
Cannot planned as:
• Destination;
• Alternate, or;
• Adequate.

When used for Designated Point Depressurised (DPD) calculations, it must satisfy the ACCEPTABLE airport requirements.
PIC has authority to land in emergency if determined it is the most advisable course of action.

16

What is a Departure airport?

If the airport is Category C, PIC must contact IOC and gain Duty Captain's approval before departure.

If the airport is an Emergency airport, the PIC must gain Chief Pilot or delegate approval before departure.

17

What is a Destination airport?

A Category A or B airport at which the aircraft is planned to arrive.

18

What is an Alternate airport?

A Category A or B airport.

The Alternate may be a Destination Alternate if payload permits, or Suitable airport on which a DPA is based.

19

What is an 'Isolated' airport?

An airport which does not have an Alternate Airport geographically available.

• Christmas Island
• Lord Howe Island
• Cocos Island
• Norfolk Island

20

What is an 'Adequate' airport?

• Category A;
• Category B;
• Category C.

21

What is a 'Suitable' airport?

A Category A or B airport, which;
• Does not require an alternate during the period of intended use, or;
• For which appropriate holding fuel is carried, i.e. Weather, Navaid availability, etc.

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What is an 'Acceptable' airport?

• Category A;
• Category B;
• Category C;
• Emergency;

Above LANDING MINIMA at time of departure.