Goto Section: 87.173 | 87.187 | Table of Contents
Revised as of October 1, 2020
Goto Year:2019 |
§ 87.185 Scope of service.
(a) Aircraft stations must limit their communications to the
necessities of safe, efficient, and economic operation of aircraft and
the protection of life and property in the air, except as otherwise
specifically provided in this part. Contact with an aeronautical land
station must only be attempted when the aircraft is within the serivce
area of the land station. however, aircraft stations may transmit
advisory information on air traffic control, unicom or aeronautical
multicom frequencies for the benefit and use of other stations
monitoring these frequencies in accordance with FAA recommended traffic
(b) Aircraft public correspondence service must be made available to
all persons without discrimination and on reasonable demand, and must
communicate without discrimination with any public coast station or
mobile-satellite earth station authorized to provide aircraft public
(c) Aircraft public correspondence service on maritime mobile
frequencies may only be carried by aircraft stations licensed to use
maritime mobile frequencies and must follow the rules for public
correspondence in part 80.
(d) Aircraft public correspondence service on Aeronautical
Mobile-Satellite (R) Service frequencies may only be carried on
aircraft earth stations licensed to use Aeronautical Mobile-Satellite
(R) frequencies and are subject to the rules for public correspondence
in this part. Aircraft public correspondence service on Maritime
Mobile-Satellite Service frequencies may only be carried by aircraft
earth stations licensed to use Maritime Mobile-Satellite frequencies
and are subject to the rules for public correspondence in part 80.
[ 53 FR 28940 , Aug. 1, 1988, as amended at 57 FR 45750 , Oct. 5, 1992]
Goto Section: 87.173 | 87.187
Goto Year: 2019 |
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