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14 CFR Ch. I (1–1–18 Edition) 

§ 71.31 

Subpart A—Class A Airspace 

§ 71.31

Class A airspace. 

The airspace descriptions contained 

in § 71.33 and the routes contained in 
subpart A of FAA Order 7400.11B (incor-
porated by reference, see § 71.1) are des-
ignated as Class A airspace within 
which all pilots and aircraft are subject 
to the rating requirements, operating 
rules, and equipment requirements of 
part 91 of this chapter. 

[Doc. No. 29334, 73 FR 54495, Sept. 22, 2008, as 
amended by Amdt. 71–40, 73 FR 60940, Oct. 15, 
2008; Amdt. 71–41, 74 FR 46490, Sept. 10, 2009; 
Amdt. 71–42, 75 FR 55268, Sept. 10, 2010; Amdt. 
71–43, 76 FR 53329, Aug. 26, 2011; Amdt. 71–44, 
77 FR 50908, Aug. 23, 2012; Amdt. 71–45, 78 FR 
52848, Aug. 27, 2013; Amdt. 71–46, 79 FR 51888, 
Sept. 2, 2014; Amdt. 71–47, 80 FR 51937, Aug. 
27, 2015; Docket FAA–2016–8926, Amdt. 71–48, 
81 FR 55372, Aug. 19, 2016; Docket FAA–2017– 
0798, Amdt. 71–49, 82 FR 40068, Aug. 24, 2017] 

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2017–0798, Amdt. 71–49, 82 FR 40068, Aug. 24, 
2017, § 71.31 was amended by removing the 
words ‘‘FAA Order 7400.11A’’ and adding, in 
their place, the words ‘‘FAA Order 7400.11B.’’, 
effective Sept. 15, 2017, through Sept. 15, 2018. 

§ 71.33

Class A airspace areas. 

(a) That airspace of the United 

States, including that airspace over-
lying the waters within 12 nautical 
miles of the coast of the 48 contiguous 
States, from 18,000 feet MSL to and in-
cluding FL600 excluding the states of 
Alaska and Hawaii. 

(b) That airspace of the State of 

Alaska, including that airspace over-
lying the waters within 12 nautical 
miles of the coast, from 18,000 feet MSL 
to and including FL600 but not includ-
ing the airspace less than 1,500 feet 
above the surface of the earth and the 
Alaska Peninsula west of longitude 
160

°00′00″ West. 

(c) The airspace areas listed as off-

shore airspace areas in subpart A of 
FAA Order 7400.11B (incorporated by 
reference, see § 71.1) that are designated 
in international airspace within areas 
of domestic radio navigational signal 
or ATC radar coverage, and within 
which domestic ATC procedures are ap-
plied. 

[Amdt. 71–14, 56 FR 65654, Dec. 17, 1991] 

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tations affecting § 71.33, see the List of CFR 

Sections Affected, which appears in the 
Finding Aids section of the printed volume 
and at www.fdsys.gov. 

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2017–0798, Amdt. 71–49, 82 FR 40068, Aug. 24, 
2017, § 71.33(c) was amended by removing the 
words ‘‘FAA Order 7400.11A’’ and adding, in 
their place, the words ‘‘FAA Order 7400.11B.’’, 
effective Sept. 15, 2017, through Sept. 15, 2018. 

Subpart B—Class B Airspace 

§ 71.41

Class B airspace. 

The Class B airspace areas listed in 

subpart B of FAA Order 7400.11B (incor-
porated by reference, see § 71.1) consist 
of specified airspace within which all 
aircraft operators are subject to the 
minimum pilot qualification require-
ments, operating rules, and aircraft 
equipment requirements of part 91 of 
this chapter. Each Class B airspace 
area designated for an airport in sub-
part B of FAA Order 7400.11B (incor-
porated by reference, see § 71.1) con-
tains at least one primary airport 
around which the airspace is des-
ignated. 

[Doc. No. 29334, 73 FR 54495, Sept. 22, 2008, as 
amended by Amdt. 71–40, 73 FR 60940, Oct. 15, 
2008; Amdt. 71–41, 74 FR 46490, Sept. 10, 2009; 
Amdt. 71–42, 75 FR 55268, Sept. 10, 2010; Amdt. 
71–43, 76 FR 53329, Aug. 26, 2011; Amdt. 71–44, 
77 FR 50908, Aug. 23, 2012; Amdt. 71–45, 78 FR 
52848, Aug. 27, 2013; Amdt. 71–46, 79 FR 51888, 
Sept. 2, 2014; Amdt. 71–47, 80 FR 51937, Aug. 
27, 2015; Docket FAA–2016–8926, Amdt. 71–48, 
81 FR 55372, Aug. 19, 2016; Docket FAA–2017– 
0798, Amdt. 71–49, 82 FR 40068, Aug. 24, 2017] 

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: By Docket FAA– 

2017–0798, Amdt. 71–49, 82 FR 40068, Aug. 24, 
2017, § 71.41 was amended by removing the 
words ‘‘FAA Order 7400.11A’’ and adding, in 
their place, the words ‘‘FAA Order 7400.11B.’’, 
effective Sept. 15, 2017, through Sept. 15, 2018. 

Subpart C—Class C Airspace 

§ 71.51

Class C airspace. 

The Class C airspace areas listed in 

subpart C of FAA Order 7400.11B (incor-
porated by reference, see § 71.1) consist 
of specified airspace within which all 
aircraft operators are subject to oper-
ating rules and equipment require-
ments specified in part 91 of this chap-
ter. Each Class C airspace area des-
ignated for an airport in subpart C of 
FAA Order 7400.11B (incorporated by 
reference, see § 71.1) contains at least 

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