The PNNL MA-530 Flight Operations Manual (October 5, 2011) outlines policy for using Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) aircraft by PNNL employees and clients in the course of doing U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and Laboratory business. The procedures and policies contained in MA-530 are supplemental to Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR, a subsection of Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations) and to DOE orders and PNNL policies designed to provide for safe and correct operating practices. The manual covers all aspects of PNNL flight operations associated with DOE work, including leased or chartered aircraft and PNNL-owned aircraft such as the Gulfstream-159. Flight and maintenance personnel as well as guest users of the Research Aircraft Facility are required to become familiar with the contents of the manual and with the procedures for the planning and performance of all flight activities.
For more information regarding MA-530 and its applicability to potential users of the Research Aircraft Facility, please contact RAFmanager@pnnl.gov.