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Number 296 - How to Report Charter Operations for Government Entities

Wednesday, November 29, 2017


Department of Transportation
Research and Innovative Technology Administration
Bureau of Transportation Statistics
Office of Airline Information
Accounting and Reporting Directive

No. 296 
Issue Date: 7-28-2010
Effective Date: 8-1-2010

The Bureau of Transportation Statistics has received several questions about the proper reporting of contract flights for Government agencies.

Contract flights are regarded as nonscheduled flights. If the contract is with the Department of Defense, the flights are reported using Service Codes N for Nonscheduled Military Passenger/Cargo flights and R Nonscheduled Military Cargo flights. Contract flights for Federal Agencies other than the Department of Defense are reported using Service Codes L Nonscheduled Civilian Passenger/Cargo and P Nonscheduled Civilian Cargo.

If you have any questions, please e-mail them to sends e-mail).This action is taken under authority delegated by 14 CFR Section 385.19(b).

Anne Suissa

Anne Suissa
Office of Airline Information