This manual was developed to combine guidelines on operational requirements regarding aeroplane performance. It supplements the provisions of Annex 6 — Operation of Aircraft, Part I — International Commercial Air Transport — Aeroplanes, Chapter 5, Aeroplane performance operating limitations and Annex 8 — Airworthiness of Aircraft, Part IIIB, as applicable to turbine-powered subsonic transport-type aeroplanes over 5 700 kg maximum certificated take-off mass having two or more engines.
This manual contains guidance material previously presented in Annex 6, Part I, Attachment B, Aeroplane performance operating limitations, which has been removed with Amendment 40 C (applicability 2020). This manual also provides new guidance for aeroplane operations on contaminated runways, following the implementation of a new global reporting format for assessing and reporting runway surface conditions. Its content was developed in coordination with the Friction Task Force on the basis of existing and proposed national regulations, the removal of Annex 6, Part I, Attachment B, and guidance on the application of Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs) concerned with the Runway Condition Report (RCR). In addition, the manual addresses current regulatory shortcomings regarding obstacle clearance.
A single manual for aeroplane performance represents a holistic approach to support the SARPs of multiple Annexes, namely Annex 6, Annex 8, Annex 14 — Aerodromes, and Annex 15 — Aeronautical Information Services, as well as existing associated guidance material. The guidance contained herein describes a possible means for achieving the intended level of safety, however, it is recognized that this may not be the only way of meeting the intent for individual aeroplane manufacturers and operators.