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Number 319 - Clarification of Year of First Delivery in Schedules B-7 and B-43

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
BUREAU OF TRANSPORTATION STATISTICS
OFFICE OF AIRLINE INFORMATION

ACCOUNTING AND REPORTING DIRECTIVE

No. 319 
Issue Date: 10/27/2015 
Effective Date: Immediately
Part:  241
Section:  23

This Directive seeks to further define and clarify Year of First Delivery by Manufacturer as stated in 14 CFR Part 241, Section 23, Schedule B-7 Airframe and Aircraft Engine Acquisitions and Retirements, paragraph (d) and Schedule B-43 Inventory of Airframe and Aircraft Engines, paragraph (e).

The term Year of First Delivery by Manufacturer is to reflect the year the airframe was manufactured.  It is not to reflect when the air carrier first took possession of the aircraft.  In some instances, this may be the same year, but not necessarily a consistent practice. The date when the carrier first took possession of the aircraft can be found in the Date Acquired or Retired field in the Schedule B-7 or in the Date Acquired or Placed in Service field in the Schedule B-43.

The Year of First Delivery by Manufacturer is hereby renamed Manufacturer Year or MFR Year which will align the data more closely with the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Aircraft Registry database. The Schedules B-7 and B-43 file format descriptions are attached.

If you have any questions regarding this directive, please contact Jeff Gorham at (202) 366-4406 or by e-mail at jeff.gorham@dot.gov(link sends e-mail)

This action is taken under authority delegated in 14 CFR Part 385.19(b) of the Department’s Organizational Regulations.

William Chadwick Jr.
Director,
Office of Airline Information

Part 241 - Form 41

B-7 Airframe and Aircraft Engine Acquisitions and Retirements

OMB NO: 2138-0013
EXPIRATION DATE: 8/31/2018

Paperwork Reduction Act Burden Statement

A federal agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, nor shall a person be subject to a penalty for failure to comply with a collection of information subject to the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act unless that collection of information displays a current valid OMB Control Number.  The OMB Control Number for this information collection is 2138-0013.  Public reporting for Schedule B-7, Airframe and Aircraft Engine Acquisitions and Retirements, is estimated to be approximately 7 hours per response, including the time for reviewing instructions, completing and reviewing the collection of information.  All responses to this collection of information are mandatory, as authorized by 14 CFR, Part 241. Send comments regarding this burden estimate or any other aspect of this collection of information, including suggestions for reducing this burden to: Information Collection Clearance Officer, Jeff Gorham, OAI/BTS/RITA, RTS-42, Room E34, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE, Washington, D.C. 20590 or e-mail – jeff.gorham@dot.gov(link sends e-mail).

REQUIREMENTS

RECORD DESCRIPTION:  B-7 – Airframe and Aircraft Engine Acquisitions and Retirements - Group II & III

Field Description Data Type Length Comments Sample Data
Form Type Character 3   B-7
Air Carrier Code Character 3   UA
Year Numeric ccyy   2010
Month Ended Numeric mm   12
Manufacture Year or MFR Year Numeric ccyy   1989
Airframe Manufacturer Serial no. Character 20   87654321
Date Acquired or Retired Numeric ccyymmdd   20090131
Acquisition or Retirement Code Character 1   R or A
Airframe License Number Character 8   N000XX
Number of Aircraft Engines Acquired/Retired Character 5   2 GE
Aircraft Type Code Numeric 4   6141
Type, Model and Cabin Design Character 25   Boeing B-737-8 PAX
Usual Seat Configuration Numeric 4   76
Acquired Cost or Capitalized Value Numeric 15   12345678
Depr. Cost or Amortized Value Numeric 15   23232323
Realization Value Numeric 15   45454545
Acquired From / Disposition Character 50   Sold to ABC Leasing Inc
Owned/Lease Type Character 1   O
Operating Status Character 1   Y

RECORD FORMAT:

The B-7 – Airframe and Aircraft Engine Acquisitions and Retirements reports must be created as an electronic “comma separated values” file, using ASCII text character encoding, for uploading via the “eSubmit” application. 

The comma separated values file MUST BE indicated when naming the file, by using the letters [CSV] or [csv] following the file name, as the file name extension.

The file name is flexible and may be determined by the individual air carrier, but the comma separated values (csv) file format is required, as outlined in the rule entitled, Submitting Airline Data via the Internet

The fields in the sample record shown below follow the same order as the above record description, separated by commas, and saved with the file name extension of .csv.

Suggested file name: XX201003-B7.csv

Sample Record Format:

B-7,UA,2010,12,1989,87654321,20090131,R,N000XX,2 GE,6141,Boeing B-737-8 PAX,76,12345678,23232323,45454545,Sold to ABC Leasing Inc,O,Y

Leased Type:  a = Capital Lease, b = Operating Lease, O = Owned

Operating Status:  Y = Yes, N = Not operating

Part 241 - Form 41

B-43 Inventory of Airframes and Aircraft Engines

OMB NO: 2138-0013
EXPIRATION DATE: 8/31/2018

Paperwork Reduction Act Burden Statement

A federal agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, nor shall a person be subject to a penalty for failure to comply with a collection of information subject to the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act unless that collection of information displays a current valid OMB Control Number.  The OMB Control Number for this information collection is 2138-0013.  Public reporting for Schedule B-43, Inventory of Airframes and Aircraft Engines, is estimated to be approximately 8 hours per response, including the time for reviewing instructions, completing and reviewing the collection of information.  All responses to this collection of information are mandatory, as authorized by 14 CFR, Part 241. Send comments regarding this burden estimate or any other aspect of this collection of information, including suggestions for reducing this burden to: Information Collection Clearance Officer, Jeff Gorham, OAI/BTS/RITA, RTS-42, Room E34, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE, Washington, D.C. 20590 or e-mail – jeff.gorham@dot.gov(link sends e-mail).

REQUIREMENTS

RECORD DESCRIPTION:  B43 – Inventory of Airframes and Aircraft Engines - Group I-, I+, II & III

Field Description Data Type Length Comments Sample Data
Form Type Character 4   B-43
Air Carrier Code Character 3   UA
Year Numeric ccyy   2011
Month Ended Numeric mm   12
Manufacture Year or MFR Year Numeric ccyy   2010
Airframe Manufacturer Serial no. Character 20   1191
Airframe License Number Character 8   N000XX
Date Acquired or Placed in Service Numeric ccyymmdd   20100101
Usual Seat Configuration Numeric 4   124
Number of Aircraft Engines Character 5 Engines by Type 2 GE
Manufacturer Character 50   Airbus Industrie
Aircraft Type Code Numeric 4   6981
Type, Model and Cabin Design Character 25   A-319-PSGR
Available Capacity Numeric 12 Capacity in pounds 35100
Acquired Cost or Capitalized Value Numeric 15   12345678
Allowance for Depr. or Amortization Numeric 15   123456
Depr. Cost or Amortized Value Numeric 15   23232323
Estimated Residual Value Numeric 15   45454545
Est. Depreciation or Amortizable Life Numeric 3   300
Owned/Lease Type Character 1   O
Operating Status Character 1   Y

RECORD FORMAT:    

The B43 – Inventory of Airframes and Aircraft Engines reports must be created as an electronic “comma separated values” file, using ASCII text character encoding, for uploading via the “eSubmit” application. 

The comma separated values file MUST BE indicated when naming the file, by using the letters [CSV] or [csv] following the file name, as the file name extension.

The file name is flexible and may be determined by the individual air carrier, but the comma separated values (csv) file format is required, as outlined in the rule entitled, Submitting Airline Data via the Internet

The fields in the sample record shown below follow the same order as the above record description, separated by commas, and saved with the file name extension of .csv.

Suggested file name: XX201003-B43.csv

Sample Record Format:

B-43,UA,2011,12,2010,1191,N000XX,20100101,124,2GE,Airbus Industries,6981,A-319 PSGR,35100,12345678,123456,23232323,45454545,300,O,Y

Leased Type:  a = Capital Lease, b = Operating Lease, O = Owned

Operating Status:  Y = Yes, N = Not operating

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