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Number 321 - T-8 Traffic Data

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
BUREAU OF TRANSPORTATION STATISTICS
OFFICE OF AIRLINE INFORMATION

ACCOUNTING AND REPORTING DIRECTIVE

No. 321          
Issue Date:  1/7/2016
Effective Date: Immediately
Part:         241
Section:    25

The Bureau of Transportation Statistics’ (BTS) Office of Airline Information (OAI)  requires all-cargo carriers that hold a 418 Certificate to report annually, Schedule T-8 data as outlined in 14 CFR Part 241, Section 25.  The carriers required to submit T-8 data are listed in Attachment B.

BTS has determined that air carriers are not required to submit the Traffic and Capacity Statistics portion of Schedule T-8 – line 7 through line 13. The carriers will continue to submit the Operating Revenues and Expenses portion of Schedule T-8 – line 1 through line 6.

Carriers currently submit detailed monthly T-100 traffic reports.  From these reports, BTS or any data user can construct the Traffic and Capacity Statistics portion of Schedule T-8 because the monthly T-100 traffic reports are reported by service class and aircraft configuration, which identifies all-cargo flights.  The T-100 data are available on the BTS web site at:

http://www.transtats.bts.gov/databases.asp?Mode_ID=1&Mode_Desc=Aviation&Subject_ID2=0

The Schedule T-8 data may be submitted by going to the website:  https://esubmit.rita.dot.gov/ and following the instructions for creating an account and submitting reports.  The T-8 data is due at OAI on March 30.  The file format for submitting the data is given in Attachment A.

If you have any questions, please e-mail them to jeff.gorham@dot.gov(link sends e-mail).   This action was taken under authority delegated by 14 CFR Section 385.19(b).

William Chadwick, Jr.
Director
Office of Airline Information                        

ATTACHMENT A

T-8 Report of All-Cargo Operations Report

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 T-8, Report of All-Cargo Operations, is estimated to be approximately 2 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:  T-8 Report of All-Cargo Operations Report

Field Description Data Type Length Comments Sample Data
Schedule Item Character 2 Name of Form T8
Carrier code Character 2 IATA code XX
Airline ID Numeric 5 Five digit Cardecode 10579
Region Numeric 3 Certificate of Operations 418 or 401
Account Code Numeric 5 Account 41990
Frequency Numeric 1 Annual 4
Year of Data Numeric 4 Year (CCYY) 2010
Included in the Report
Month of Data Numeric 2 Month (MM) 3
Included in the Report
Data Numeric --- Actual data value 3938455

RECORD FORMAT:

The T-8 Report of All-Cargo Operations Report 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-F41-T8.csv

Sample Record Format:

T8,JW,10548,418,39050,4,2010,12,4948301

ATTACHMENT B

Carriers holding 418 All-Cargo Certificate

Airborne Express
Aloha Air Cargo
Amerijet
Asia Pacific
Atlas
Centurion Air Cargo
Florida West
Gulf and Caribbean
Kalitta Air
Kalitta Charters II
Lynden Air Cargo
Northern Air Cargo
Polar Air Cargo
SkyLease dba Tradewinds
Southern Air
United Parcel Service
USA Jet