FCC 87.237 Revised as of October 1, 2014
Goto Year:2013 |
§ 87.237 Scope of service.
(a) The communications of an aeronautical multicom station (multicom)
must pertain to activities of a temporary, seasonal or emergency nature
involving aircraft in flight. Communications are limited to directing
or coordinating ground activities from the air or aerial activities
from the ground. Air-to-air communications will be authorized if the
communications are directly connected with the air-to-ground or
ground-to-air activities described above. Multicom communications must
not include those air/ground communications provided for elsewhere in
(b) If there is not unicom and an applicant is unable to meet the
requirements for a unicom license, the applicant will be eligible for a
(1) The multicom license becomes invalid when a unicom is established
at the landing area.
(2) Multicoms must not be used for ATC purposes other than the relay of
ATC information between the pilot and air traffic controller. Relaying
of ATC information is limited to the following:
(i) Revisions of proposed departure time;
(ii) Takeoff, arrival flight plan cancellation time;
(iii) ATC clearances, provided a letter of agreement is obtained from
the FAA by the licensee of the multicom.
(3) Communications by a multicom must be limited to the safe and
expeditious operation of private aircraft, pertaining to the conditions
of runways, types of fuel available, wind conditions, weather
information, dispatching or other information. On a secondary basis,
multicoms may transmit communictions which pertain to efficient
portal-to-portal transit of an aircraft such as requests for ground
transportation, food or lodging.
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