Civil Aeronautics Board, Office of Comptroller
Issue Date: November 15, 1982
Effective Date: Immediately
Part 217, 241,298
Since 1976 we have permitted air carriers to submit computer
prepared formats in place of the standard CAB reporting forms. Utilizing
computer facilities to produce reports represents savings in time and cost of
report preparation. However, computerized Submissions must conform to
certain standards as to size, legibility, and amount of information shown.
This Reporting Directive is issued to update the guidelines originally
published in Accounting and Reporting Directives No. 51 issued November 30, 1976,
which is hereby cancelled.
- Proposed computerized formats must be submitted to the Chief,
Information Management Division of this office for approval prior to their use in
- The computerized format must be presented in a similar manner
to the format on the standard CAB Form and must also contain all the information that
is requested by the standard CAB Form. In addition, the carrier's name, the title and
form number of the report, and the period to which the report applies must be clearly
indicated on each computerized submission;
- The computerized report must be an original which is printed in such a way as to
guarantee legible photocopies;
- The column headings on any computerized report cannot be
abbreviated without prior approval;
- For Form 41 reports, the maximum size acceptable is 11"
x 15" and proper spacing must be provided to allow fastener holes to be
punched in the report without obliterating any information on the
report. Please leave space on top margin for vertical reports; space
on left margin for horizontal reports.
- Because of our poor experience in the past in trying to copy
the information from multicolor computer paper, we suggest that
either plain paper or the back side of such multicolor paper be
- When a report requires certification by an officer of the carrier,
it is not necessary for the certification to be included or each page
of the report. Certification should appear on either the first or last page
of the computerized submission.
Anthony F. Toronto