International Procedures - North America Initial

International Procedures - North America Initial

The International North America Initial curriculum focuses on operations in Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean along with Customs procedures. The initial curriculum includes training on flight planning, differences in ATC and instrument procedures, proper phraseology, long-range navigation, ICAO altimetry, West Atlantic airspace (formerly WATRS Plus), RVSM, and contingency procedures. We can tailor the contents of the training curriculum to meet your needs.

The International Procedures training consists of multiple online modules to create a training curriculum. Due to the scope of the International Procedures North America Initial training curriculum, there is an additional fee when added to our IS-BAO, BASC, or Part 135 package.

The NBAA Management Guide (section 2.4) recommends advanced flight crew training above and beyond the regulatory requirements of the FAA as a best practice. That recommendation specifically cites International Procedures training. This training satisfies that NBAA recommendation.


If your Ops Spec B050 limits you to operations within North America, or certain aircraft in your fleet only operate within North America, this curriculum can be used to meet your international training needs.

This module complies with the International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO) training requirement for "International Operations" defined in Chapter 8 of IS-BAO. If Letters of Authorization (LOA) are issued to operate in Reduced Vertical Separation Minimum (RVSM) or for certain Performance Based Navigation (PBN) standards, training is required. To be issued an LOA, operators develop and submit to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) manuals to support the procedures you will follow, including a requirement for training crews. The Business Aviation Safety Consortium (BASC) standard requires training when LOAs are issued for international operations.

  • ICAO Differences (includes ICAO Altimetry)
  • ICAO Phraseology
  • North America / West Atlantic Airspace
  • Performance Based Navigation
  • RVSM