Goto Section: 87.199 | 87.215 | Table of Contents

FCC 87.213
Revised as of September 1, 2021
Goto Year:2020 | 2022
  §  87.213   Scope of service.

   (a) An aeronautical advisory station (unicom) must provide service to
   any aircraft station upon request and without discrimination. A unicom
   must provide impartial information concerning available ground

   (b)(1) Unicom transmissions must be limited to the necessities of safe
   and expeditious operation of aircraft such as condition of runways,
   types of fuel available, wind conditions, weather information,
   dispatching, or other necessary information. At any airport at which a
   control tower, control tower remote communications outlet station (RCO)
   or FAA flight service station is located, unicoms must not transmit
   information pertaining to the conditions of runways, wind conditions,
   or weather information during the hours of operation of the control
   tower, RCO or FAA service station.

   (2) On a secondary basis, unicoms may transmit communications which
   pertain to the efficient portal-to-portal transit of an aircraft, such
   as requests for ground transportation, food or lodging.

   (3) Communications between unicoms and air carrier must be limited to
   the necessities of safety of life and property.

   (4) Unicoms may communicate with aeronautical utility stations and
   ground vehicles concerning runway conditions and safety hazards on the
   airport when neither a control tower nor FAA flight service station is
   in operation.

   (c) Unicoms must not be used for air traffic control (ATC) purposes
   other than to relay ATC information between the pilot and air traffic
   controller. Relaying of ATC information is limited to the following:

   (1) Revisions of proposed departure time;

   (2) Takeoff, arrival or flight plan cancellation time;

   (3) ATC clearances, provided a letter of agreement is obtained from the
   FAA by the licensee of the unicom.

   [ 53 FR 28940 , Aug. 1, 1988, as amended at  55 FR 30464 , July 26, 1990]


Goto Section: 87.199 | 87.215

Goto Year: 2020 | 2022
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