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Number 169 - Establishment Of Boundary On The Asian Continent For Dividing Operations Between The Atlantic And Pacific Entities

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Department Of Transportation Bureau Of Transportation Statistics Office Of Airline Information 
Number 169
Issue Date: 7/12/93
Effective Date: 1/1/94
Part: 241
Section: 21(g)


14 CFR 241.21 (g) establishes four separate entities for submitting prescribed reports by United States (U.S.) scheduled service carriers. They are Domestic, Latin America, Atlantic, and Pacific. The Domestic entity is the only one specifically defined in the Part 241.21 (g). The other entities are defined in general terms:
operations via the Atlantic Ocean - Atlantic entity, 
operations via the Pacific Ocean - Pacific entity, and
operations in Latin American - Latin American entity.

The Latin American entity can be defined fairly easily. However, with around-the-world operations, the break-up of the former Soviet Union, and the possible increase in transpolar operations between this country and Asia and Europe, a clearly defined separation between the Pacific and Atlantic entities is needed, if data are to be reported on a uniform basis.

The following division between the Atlantic and Pacific entity is established for Form 41 reporting purposes.

  1. For Russia, the boundary between the Atlantic and Pacific entities would be the Yenisei River as it flows through Siberia.
  2. Pakistan, Afghanistan, and the new republics of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan would be included in the Atlantic entity.
  3. To the south of Russia, this boundary would continue along the western and southern border of Sinkiang and Tibet and the border between India, Bangladesh and Mynamar.
  4. India and the neighboring countries of Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Bhutan, and Nepal would be included in the Atlantic entity.
  5. The Eastern Siberia portion of Russia, all of China, Mongolia, Japan, North Korea, South Korea, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Singapore, Malaysia, Mynamar, Indonesia, and Vietnam would be included in the Pacific entity.
  6. The boundary between the Atlantic and Pacific entities from Sri Lanka south to the South Pole would be 80 degrees East Longitude. Everything to the east of this boundary would be included in the Pacific entity and everything to the west in the Atlantic entity.

Questions concerning this directive should be addressed to Mr. Jerold Coffee in care of this office or by telephone at (202) 366-4409.

This action is taken under authority delegated in Section 385.27 (b) of DOT's Organization Regulations. Air carriers entitled to petition for review of this directive under CFR 385.50 et seq may file such petitions by September 3, 1993. Unless petitions are filed by that date, this directive shall become effective on January 1, 1994.

James W. Mitchell
James W. Mitchell
Office of Airline Statistics