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Number 253 - Reporting on Form 41 Schedule P-10 Employment Statistics by Labor Category

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Department of Transportation, Bureau of transportation statistics, Office of Airline Information
Number 253
Issue Date: June 1, 2001
Effective Date: Immediately
Part: 241
Section: 24

In a recent audit of Schedule P-10, some reporting issues surfaced which need clarification.

Section 24 of Part 241 requires carriers to file separate P-10 Schedules for each operating entity. There are four separate entities for air carriers conducting SCHEDULED SERVICE. They are Domestic, Atlantic, Pacific and Latin America entities. The Domestic entity consists of all operations within and between the 50 States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, other U.S. Territories and Possessions, and trans-border Canadian operations. The Atlantic entity consists of operations over the Atlantic Ocean. The Pacific entity consists of operations over the Pacific Ocean. The Latin entity consists of operations to Latin America. BTS has set up two entities for large certificated air carriers predominantly engaged in conducting charter services. They are the Domestic and International entities. The Domestic entity consists of all operations within and between the 50 States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and other U.S. Territories and Possessions. Please note trans- border Canadian operations are reported in the International entity. The International entity consists of operations that are not Domestic.

When allocating employees between entities, it is not where the employees are based or stationed that triggers entity reporting, but where the flight or segment is destined. As an example, if a flight departs the U.S. and lands in Paris, France, the crew should be reported on the Atlantic entity P-10 as well as any Maintenance, Traffic, Aircraft, Passenger and Cargo Handling personnel that serviced that particular flight. Regardless of whether the servicing personnel were based in the U.S. or in Europe. The same would hold true for the return flight.

If it is not feasible to track specific personnel hours worked on specific segments, a simple allocation method utilizing a percentage of block hours, available ton miles or whatever benchmark the carrier deems appropriate. The selected allocation methodology must be applied consistently within and between reporting periods. Example: if 20% of the total block hours that a carrier reported are allocated to the Atlantic entity, then 20% of the Flight Crew, Maintenance, Traffic, Aircraft, Passenger and Cargo Handling, and Management personnel, etc. should be reported on the P-10 for the international entity.

The footnotes at the bottom of Schedule P-10 provide additional clarification on personnel classification. Footnote #4, which is reserved for Account No. 26, is for Group I air carriers only - air carriers with annual operating revenues between $20 million and $100 million. It is comprised of accounts 26.1 General Aircraft and Traffic Handling personnel, 26.2 Aircraft Control personnel, 26.3 Passenger Handling personnel and 26.4 Cargo Handling personnel. This is very similar to reporting on Schedule P-1.2 where Group I air carriers report Account 6900 General and Administratve, which is comprised of accounts 5500 Passenger Service, 6400 Aircraft and Traffic Servicing, 6700 Promotion and Sales, and 6800 General and Administrative. Group II and III air carriers must break out their statistics between these respective accounts. Group I air carriers are required to consolidate these accounts into the one account. Group I air carriers should not utilize the 26.1, 26.2, 26.3 or 26.4 accounts.

All personnel are to be reported as whole figures, not fractions or decimals. Use a weighted average number of full-time employees who received pay for any part of a calendar year. In determining the weighted average, all temporary or part-time employees shall be restated, based on their hours paid, as an equivalent number of full time employees. This calculation is based on a standard full-time 2080 hour work year. Overtime hours are excluded from the computation.

If you have any questions in this matter, please contact Mr. Bernie Stankus at (202) 366-4387.

Donald W. Bright
Donald W. Bright
Acting Director


Name: Air
Entity: Domestic
Year: 1998

21General Management Personnel0
23Pilots and Copilots0
24Other Flying Personnel: 
24.1Flying Operations 10
24.2Passenger/General Services and Admin. 20
25Maintenance Labor 30
26Aircraft and Traffic Handling Personnel 40
26.1General Aircraft & Traffic Handling Personnel0
26.2Aircraft Control Personnel0
26.3Passenger Handling Personnel0
26.4Cargo Handling Personnel0
28.1Trainees and Instructors0
31Record Keeping and Statistical Personnel0
33Traffic Solicitors0
99.1Other Personnel0
99.2Transport Related0

1Include personnel in Function 5100

2Include personnel in Functions 5500 & 6900

3Include unallocated maintenance shop labor

4Group I air carriers