Goto Section: 87.241 | 87.263 | Table of Contents
Revised as of September 1, 2021
Goto Year:2020 |
§ 87.261 Scope of service.
(a) Aeronautical enroute stations provide operational control
communications to aircraft along domestic or international air routes.
Operational control communications include the safe, efficient and
economical operation of aircraft, such as fuel, weather, position
reports, aircraft performance, and essential services and supplies.
Public correspondence is prohibited.
(b) Service must be provided to any aircraft station licensee who makes
cooperative arrangements for the operation, maintenance and liability
of the stations which are to furnish enroute service. In emergency or
distress situations service must be provided without prior
(c) Except in Alaska, only one aeronautical enroute station licensee
will be authorized at any one location. In Alaska, only one
aeronautical enroute station licensee in the domestic service and one
aeronautical enroute station licensee in the international service will
be authorized at any one location. (Because enroute stations may
provide service over a large area containing a number of air routes or
only provide communications in the local area of an airport, location
here means the area which can be adequately served by the particular
(d) In Alaska, only stations which serve scheduled air carriers will be
licensed to operate aeronautical enroute stations. Applicants must show
that the station will provide communications only along routes served
by scheduled air carriers.
(e) Mobile units may be operated under an aeronautical enroute station
authorization so long as the units are limited to use at an airport and
are only used to communicate with aircraft on the ground or the
associated aeronautical enroute station. Mobile units are further
limited to operation on the VHF frequencies listed in 87.263(a)(1).
(f) Mobile units licensed under paragraph (e) of this section shall not
be operated on air traffic control frequencies, nor cause harmful
interference to, communications on air traffic control frequencies.
[ 53 FR 28940 , Aug. 1, 1988, as amended at 64 FR 27476 , May 20, 1999]
Goto Section: 87.241 | 87.263
Goto Year: 2020 |
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