If you think about it, the vast majority of people offering air transportation are engaged in "common carriage".There are relatively few operators engaged in air commerce who are not engaged in common carriage.Also, if you read 125.1, it reads: (a) Except as provided in paragraphs (b), (c) and (d) of this section, this part prescribes rules governing the operations of U. The only people riding on the plane work with the team or could be family or media invited along. There are some that have contracts with sports teams flying baseball teams during the summer and hockey during the winter. There are a great number of Part 121 airlines which operate exclusively non-scheduled flights.S.-registered civil airplanes which (b) The rules of this part do not apply to the operations of airplanes specified in paragraph (a) of this section, when (1) They are required to be operated under part 121, 129, 135, or 137 of this chapter; (2) They have been issued restricted, limited, or provisional airworthiness certificates, special flight permits, or experimental certificates; (3) They are being operated by a part 125 certificate holder without carrying passengers or cargo under part 91 for training, ferrying, positioning, or maintenance purposes (4)... You and I can't buy a ticket on that flight even though we're going to the game. The key to which part the operations falls under is whether or not it is "common carriage" .
Thank you for any help, as I have read through the CFRs, but the more I read the more confused I get... I think I might have gotten it straight now: Part 121: Any domestic, flag or supplemental operation.
After reading this posting I am yet not sure how non-scheduled air charter can operate with wide body/long range aircrafts such as B-747,757,767, 777 and A-321,340,380. Charter of large aircraft will will fall under 121 if we're using the same definition of charter - a company advertises "We'll take you where and when you want to go." Since there is no schedule it falls under 121 Supplemental.
Can anybody please explain whether it is 121,125 or 135 ops. If you read the chart in the previous post ppt, it shows that large aircraft without common carriage or scheduled service will fall under 125. Say a football team owns a plane to travel to games. He's wrong, it would be Part 121, not part 125, and it has nothing to do with whether the operations are scheduled or not.
I thought it was rather rare w/o a waiver that two or more different Opspecs approvals could be given to the same company, two POIs assigned?
...maybe I'm wrong though If the company is operating small aircraft that fit under 135 and larger aircraft that don't, they'll need both operations.
(1) Each certificate holder that was issued an air carrier or operating certificate and operations specifications under the requirements of part 135 of this chapter or under SFAR No.