You are on page 1of 2

How to Use Briefing Notes

Flight Operations Briefing Notes


Flight Operations Briefing Notes

How to Use Briefing Notes

The Airbus Flight Operations Briefing Notes have been developed to constitute
a safety-awareness reference for flight crewmembers , cabin crewmembers, flight
operations personnel and other aviation actors, regardless of their role, type of
equipment and operation.
The Flight Operations Briefing Notes provide an overview of the following aspects that
need to be understood and mastered in order to enhance ground and flight operations
safety :

Threats and hazards awareness;

Operational and training standards;

Operating and flying techniques;

Operational and human factors affecting crew performance;

Company accident-prevention-strategies;

Personal lines-of-defense; and,

Applicable regulations (e.g., ICAO recommendations, U.S. FARs and European


Flight Operations Briefing Notes are intended to cover

from-gate-to-gate, considering multiple viewpoints, as follows :

Flight Phase Viewpoint :

Takeoff and departure operations;

Climb and cruise operations; and,

Descent, approach and landing operations.

Page 1 of 2



Flight Operations Briefing Notes

How to Use Briefing Notes


Threat / Hazard Viewpoint :

Human performance;

Operational threats and errors;

Operating environment; and,


Procedural Viewpoint :

Standard operating procedures (SOPs);

Supplementary techniques;

Abnormal and emergency procedure; and

Situations beyond the scope of published procedures.

Within the Flight Operations Briefing Notes website, each viewpoint is addressed in
a specific Series of Flight Operations Briefing Notes.
The Flight Operations Briefing Note titled Introducing the Briefing Notes Concept provides
detailed guidance on the content and suggested use of Flight Operations Briefing Notes.
Each Flight Operations Briefing Note features the following disclaimer clause :

This FOBN is part of a set of Flight Operations Briefing Notes that provide an overview of the applicable standards,
flying techniques and best practices, operational and human factors, suggested company prevention strategies and personal
lines-of-defense related to major threats and hazards to flight operations safety.
This FOBN is intended to enhance the reader's flight safety awareness but it shall not supersede the applicable regulations
and the Airbus or airline's operational documentation; should any deviation appear between this FOBN and the Airbus or
airlines AFM / (M)MEL / FCOM / QRH / FCTM / CCOM, the latter shall prevail at all times.
In the interest of aviation safety, this FOBN may be reproduced in whole or in part - in all media - or translated; any use of
this FOBN shall not modify its contents or alter an excerpt from its original context. Any commercial use is strictly excluded.
All uses shall credit Airbus.
Airbus shall have no liability or responsibility for the use of this FOBN, the correctness of the duplication, adaptation or
translation and for the updating and revision of any duplicated version.

Airbus Customer Services

Flight Operations Support and Services
1 Rond Point Maurice Bellonte - 31707 BLAGNAC CEDEX FRANCE
FOBN Reference : FLT_OPS FOBN SEQ 01 - REV 05 MAY. 2006

Page 2 of 2